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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…

Gary Russell Jr Decisions Joseph Diaz Jr To Retain WBC Crown

Gary Russell Jr Decisions Joseph Diaz Jr To Retain WBC Crown

19/5/2018

The 29-year old Gary Russell Jr. (29-1, 17 KO) walked away with a Unanimous Decision win over 25-year old 2012 Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. (26-1, 14 KO), thereby retaining his WBC featherweight Title.

Russell made use of his speed, while Diaz Jr attacked hard with vicious body shots and maintaining a very high defence. Throughout, the first eight rounds, Russell's speed was telling factor of the fight while Diaz Jr Spent more time doing the body work.

Diaz Jr did some good Rip work on Russell in the Eight and while Russell took the ninth with some vicious attack, that kept the Golden Boy star at the Defence.

The final two rounds became a big brawl like no other ,as both fighters went for the knock out, Russell came out tall in the Eleventh round brawl while the twelfth round saw Diaz Jr on top, with the crowd roaring in approval.

Russell won the fight, retained his title on the score sheets 115-113 and 117-111 twice in the toughest win of his career to date.

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