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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…

Dmitry Bivol Rocks And Decisions Isaac Chilemba In Fifth Title Defence

Dmitry Bivol Rocks And Decisions Isaac Chilemba In Fifth Title Defence

Date: 5/8/2018
Venue : Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena.

The hard hitting WBA light heavyweight title champion Dmitry Bivol successfully defended his title against South African contender Isaac Chilemba, doing so with a unanimous decision.

Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) went out early in the fight looking for a knockout and at some point, looked like it will be another KO win for him but Chilemba (25-6-2, 10 KOs) went with him all twelve rounds, losing on score cards.

Judges Eugene Grant (120-108), George Hill (116-112) and Ron McNair (120-108) all scored the fight for Bivol, who did just  enough for the Unanimous decision.

This is Chilemba's fourth loss In his last five while Bivol hopes this victory leads him to a title unification fight against Kovalev if the favored Kovalev can overcome Alvarez in their 12-round fight for Kovalev’s WBO light heavyweight title.

For the first three rounds Bivol Battered Chilemba with left hooks and right hands, registering more success than  the occasional rights and lefts Chilemba landed.

The next three rounds saw Chilemba get some grounds connecting more shots than the first three rounds but Bivol was more effective with his hard shots and somehow won those rounds.

From then on till the ninth, Chilemba gave Bivol almost the same punishment he was recieving, but missed widely with a right hand late in the 9th.

Bivol knocked Chilemba off balance by connecting with a left hook just after the midway point of the 10th round, another  lunging left hook toward the end of the 10th.

Chilemba was the aggressor throughout the 11th round, which Bivol spent throwing a punch or two and then moving away from his challenger while in the 12th round Saturday night, Bivol appeared content to win this fight by decision. Chilemba couldn’t hurt him and Bivol built an insurmountable lead several rounds earlier.


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