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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…

Jessica McCaskill Overcomes Esther Sanchez, Unifies WBC And WBA Titles

Jessica McCaskill Overcomes Esther Sanchez, Unifies WBC And WBA Titles 

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WBC Junior Welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill (7-2, 3 KO) defeated Anahi Esther Sanchez (19-3, 11 KO) with an electrifying and "Fight of the Year" worthy performance to unify the WBA Super Lightweight title on Haney - Moran undercard.

The fight was violent and Sanchez seemed to have advantage in some of the rounds, with both fighters trying their best in every round till Exhaustion settled in the later rounds. Eventually tge

At the late minutes of round nine, Sanchez was left hanging on the ropes and bloodied, drooled cascading to the mat as she bent over after a McCaskill right hand. A knock down that was later ruled as a slip and at that point, there would be many doubting she could make it to the end. 

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Both fighters emptied their tanks standing toe to toe in the final minutes of the fights . Both fighters refused to be overwhelmed, especially Sanchez who despite being bloodied stayed up punching even after the final bell.

The fight went to the score cards 98-91 and 98-92 and 96-94, the first two looking so wide that the victor McCaskill acknowledged the score cards were too wide.
“It was for sure nonstop…Anahi has great accuracy and solid power. She sure wasn’t afraid to fight and mix it up.”  
“The scorecards were a little drastic and I don’t like when that happens to me when I go somewhere else so respect to Anahi.” As to the obvious question after such a memorable encounter, McCaskill was cautiously open to a sequel. “I have to talk to (promoter) Eddie Hearn and my manager about that. But like I said, it was a great fight, she is a great fighter and I enjoy a good challenge.”
McCaskill is now 2 - 0 since her loss to current undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor in December 2017.  While Sanchez had her two Fight winning streak halted after also losing to Taylor. She expressed her disappointment. 

“I don’t think the judges gave me any love on the scorecards. I was getting hit low, I was getting headbutted like but I didn’t get any love from the judges or the referees.” She can take solace in the love received from everyone who saw the fight as she hopes for a return.

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