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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…

Boxing News : Billy Joe Saunders Denied Boxing License By MSAC, Andrade Fight Canceled

Billy Joe Saunders Denied Boxing License By MSAC, Andrade Fight Canceled

10/10/2018

Billy Joe Saunders Boxing Press Conference


Billy Joe Saunders has been denied Boxing License By the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, which definitely puts the mandatory defense of his WBO super middleweight title against Demetrius Andrade in jeopardy.

Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) teated positive to the banned substance Oxilofrine, which he and his team said was due to the Nasal spray he used but the commission refused to grant him license for the fight with Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs)  which was scheduled for October 20 at TD Garden in Boston.

WBO president Paco Valcarcel told ESPN.com on Tuesday, that the WBO champion will be given an opportunity to appeal the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission’s denial of his license application with the WBO and because of that development  sanction Andrade-Walter Kautondokwa fight for its interim middleweight title.

Demetrius Andrade and his team had still wanted the title fight with Saunders despite the doping issues and did in no way pushed for the MSAC to deny Saunders of their Boxing license.

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