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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…

Joe Noynay Drops And Stops Kosuke Saka To Claim WBO Asia Pacific Belt

Joe Noynay Drops And Stops Kosuke Saka To Claim WBO Asia Pacific Belt 

Joe Noynay WBO Asia Pacific Super featherweight Champion

World Ranked Joe Noynay (17-2-1, 6 KO's) claimed the captured the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Belt with a second round stoppage victory over Japanese brawler Kosuke Saka (18-5, 15 KO's)  at the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan.

Saka made sure his intent was known early in the first round. He landed tough right hand to the chin of Noynay that wobbled him, sending trills through everyone in one in his corner. The new Champion took it well, regained his composure, regrouped and deliver a thunderous reply attack with both hands that rocked the Japanese boxer down for knockdown.

Saka got back to his feet and engaged Noynay in a furious exchange at the center of the ring but despite his heart and courage was sent right back to the canvas by a crushing right hand  from Noynay.


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Saka made it back to his feet and kept himself standing till the end of the round but couldn't hold himself from reaching the canvas third in the second round. Noynay sent him a quick flurry that rocked the Japanese and sent him to the canvas for the third and final time to seal the victory.

Noynay claimed the WBO Asia Pacific super featherweight title and with the victory, a significant improvement in the WBO world-rankings.

Retired former WBC flyweight world champion Malcolm Eagle Eye Tuñacao was ringside at the event, Cheering wildly and happily for the Filipino Team at ringside in Osaka, Japan


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