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Shakur Stevenson Breaks Down Felix Caraballo, Stops Him In Six

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WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson made a successful 130 pound debut against Felix Caraballo, working him down to a sixth round stoppage victory in a non title fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Tuesday night.

Stevenson toyed with his opponent, breaking him down with every shot before, eventually ending the fight with a big body shot in the sixth round. The shot sent Caraballo to his knees and his gloves on the canvas and while stuck there because of the pains, the referee Tony Weeks was forced to end the fight at exactly 1:31 of the sixth.

With the win, the 2016 silver medallist Stevenson retained his unbeaten record and improved to (14-0, 8KOs). Stevenson was placed a 100-1 favourite, heading into the fight and he proved right the bookmarkers by winning all the five rounds (50-44, 50-44, 50-43) before the stoppage, dropping Caraballo (13-2-2, 9 KOs) twice in the first round…

Katie Taylor Decisions Victoria Bustos To Unify WBA And IBF Titles

Katie Taylor Decisions Victoria Bustos To Unify WBA And IBF Titles

2012 Olympic gold medalist and WBA lightweight champion Katie Taylor scored a loop sided unanimous decision over Victoria Bustos to add the IBF lightweight straps to her collection.

In a 10 round Bout, scored by the Judges , Scores were 99-91 twice and 98-92 for Katie Taylor (9-0, 4 KOs), who had pressured the Argentine Victoria Bustos (18-5) from unset, giving her a defensive stances, as Taylor's speed advantage made it hard for Bustos to get her game.

Bustos started giving Taylor some shots in the third, which though wasn't effective, helped her grow into the Bout. Meanwhile, the Irish sharpshooter continued to pile up the points as the bout approached the midway point.

Bustos didn't land any power shots at the midway point to bother Taylor, who took advantage  landing loads and loads of power shots, as Bustos wasn't fading, her offensive output was, a bad sign considering that Taylor wasn't slowing down.

Bustos fired up in round seven, tried making up for the early rounds but wasn't enough to bring her bank into the fight, as Taylor still got her with some good shots too, prompting her search for a knockout in the remaining rounds.

She got Taylor with a few upper cuts in the eight, which Taylor embraced firing back with loads of body shots in the ninth while the 10th, wasTaylor remained a step ahead, winning the exchanges that thrilled the crowd as the fight came to a close.



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