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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…

WBO Orders Sergey Kolalev Vs Anthony Yarde

WBO Orders Sergey Kolalev Vs Anthony Yarde 

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The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has ordered WBO light heavyweight Champion Sergey Kolalev to face undefeated knock out artist Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) , ordering both parties to begin negotiating the purses within a 30 day period. 

If both parties fail to reach an agreement within the period, the sanctioning body will stage a purse bid under the WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests.

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WBO champion Sergey Kovalev is coming off a Rematch 12 round unanimous decision win over Eleider Alvarez, who had knocked him out in the seventh round of their 2018 fight to claim the WBO light heavyweight title.

Turning Professional in 2015, Anthony Yarde has had much success knocking out almost all his opponents and last Saturday night, battered and stopped Travis Reeves in the Fifth Round.

Sergey Kovalev has seen many 12 round wars in the ring but Yarde has never been over seven rounds. This has many question marks on whether he can take the heat of the championship rounds.

Frank Warren promotes Anthony Yarde, while Bob Arum's Top Rank promotes Kovalev and with their good relationship and experience, should easily get the deal done in no time.

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