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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…

Guillermo Rigondeaux Stopped Julio Ceja In WBC Title Eliminator

Guillermo Rigondeaux Stopped Julio Ceja In WBC Title Eliminator 

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Guillermo Rigondeaux came out victorious in an action packed dogfight with Julio Ceja, stopping the Mexican in the eight round of their scheduled 12 round title eliminator at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The fight part of Charlo - Cota undercard and looked more on course for an unforseen upset before the eight round knockout. Rigondeaux landed a crisp left hand that floored Ceja, before the referee waved off the fight at exactly 2:59 of the eighth round.

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Ceja (32-4, 28 KOs) lost via knockout for the third time in his career. Rigondeaux (19-1, 13 KOs) was down on all scorecards and Judges John McKaie (68-65), Eric Cheek (68-65) and Dave Moretti (67-66) for Ceja before the stoppage.

“People were saying that I get on the bicycle and run a lot,” Rigondeaux said, according to his translator. “Well, that’s not true, so I wanted to show them I could fight in short distance and I wanted to get a couple rounds in. Then that left hand came and ended the fight.”


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