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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…

Julio Cesar Martinez KOs Andrew Shelby, Wins WBC Flyweight Eliminator

Julio Cesar Martinez KOs Andrew Shelby In 5th, Wins WBC Flyweight Eliminator 

Andrew Shelby Vs Julio Cesar Martinez

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Andrew Shelby recieved his first career loss in his visit to Mexico. Julio Cesar Martinez know knocked him out in the Fifth round of their WBC Flyweight title eliminator to become the new mandatory. 

Martinez came into the fight on a 14 fight winning streak, after losing his professional debut in 2015. However, he has faced minor oppositions and was more of an underdog in the fight against Shelby. 

Shelby's right hand was countered by a series of shots, then a hook to the body in the fifth round of their scheduled 12 round bout, he fell to canvas and couldn't make it back up to beat the count. 

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Shelby who was a former stand out amateur, started well and had the fight early in his favor but this didn't last long, as Martinez took over the fight towards the end of the third round.

An accidental clash of heads opened up a cut on Shelby's left brow in the third but the ring side doctor approved the continuatcon of the fight. Martinez also enjoyed success in the fourth and fifth ending the fight with a hook to the liver.

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