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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…

Oleksandr Gvozdyk Defeats Doudou Ngumbu Via Fifth Round TKO

Oleksandr Gvozdyk Defeats Doudou Ngumbu Via Fifth Round TKO 

Oleksandr Gvozdyk Defeats Doudou Ngumbu

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk defended his WBC light heavyweight title for the first time, with a fifth round Stoppage over Congolese Doudou Ngumbu. The bout was televized live on ESPN and was stopped at exactly 58 seconds into the fifth round. 

Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) was declared the winner after Ngumbu suffered an apparent right Achilles’ tendon injury, a prohibitive injury at the at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia 

Gvozdyk came to this fight on the back of an eleventh round knockout victory over Former WBC light heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson back in December 1st in Quebec, Canada. 

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    Prior to the fight, Ngumbu was only knocked out ones in his 12 year pro career and that was against France’s Nadjib Mohammedi in June 2015.

    Gvozdyk pressured Ngumbu, backing him up against the ropes, landing steady combinations till his opponent took a knee. The fight was paused for a while but called off after the Congolese couldn't continue.

    Ngumbu drops to 38-9 with 14 knockouts, after his unsuccessful World Title shot.

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