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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…

Oleksandr Usyk Signs With MatchRoom Boxing, Joins DAZN

Oleksandr Usyk Signs With MatchRoom Boxing, Joins DAZN

7/9/2018

Oleksandr Usyk


Unified Cruiserweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk has Inked a multi-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn's MatchRoom Boxing and will have his next fight broadcast on Skysports and DAZN.

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MatchRoom will now be working hand in hand with K2 Promotions for his upcoming fights, which will possibly against Tony Bellew and his venture into the heavyweight division.
"I'm thrilled that K2 Promotions will be working with Matchroom Boxing moving forward to secure me the biggest fights out there" . Usyk said

"Fans can look forward to watching me take on the biggest and best names in the sport. Boxing for me is all about drama and victory, and there is plenty more to come.

After unifying the cruiserweight division but outclassing Gassiev in the Cruiserweight World Boxing Super Series final, the unbeaten Ukrainian called out Tony Bellew and presently hopes to defend his cruiserweight titles against him.
"A fight with Tony Bellew would be a momentous occasion, he is a good boxer and a good person and I also have the option to move into the heavyweight division" he said

"Thankfully, England is more than just a country for me, in this country I got what I was reaching for half of my life, I got my Olympic gold medal and in Liverpool I became European Champion in 2008. England is a lucky country for me and fortune comes only with hard work."

MatchRoom Boss Eddie Hearn also expressed his delight in the union of his promotion company with K2 Promotions
"I'm delighted to be working with Oleksandr Usyk and K2 in bringing a pound-for-pound star to the Matchroom team.

"Usyk holds all the cards at cruiserweight and is already eyeing a move to heavyweight and in particular a fight with Anthony Joshua. Right now our priority is to try and finalise a super fight with Tony Bellew later this year but either way we will announce his next fight in the very near future which will come to you live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

"Right now our priority is to try and finalise a super fight with Tony Bellew later this year but either way we will announce his next fight in the very near future which will come to you live on Sky Sports and DAZN ."

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