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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…

Highlights : Teofimo Lopez Decisions Masayoshi Nakatani, Wins IBF Eliminator

Teofimo Lopez Decisions Masayoshi Nakatani, Wins IBF Eliminator 

Teofimo Lopez vs Matsuyoshi Nakatani

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Teofimo Lopez (14-0, 11 KO) went twelve rounds, picking up a unanimous decision victory over Matsuyoshi Nakatani (18-1, 12 KO) in an IBF Eliminator on Friday night.

The almost six feet tall Japanese used his Jab and reach to give the smaller Lopez issues in the early rounds, He found it real easy landing his chopping right while Lopez, who loves shooting a left hook found it difficult landing from a distance.

Lopez was able to get some success in the fourth round, closed the distance, landed much more regularly and was able to score a knockdown, though Nakatani didn't seem hurt.

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Lopez started controlling the game from then on started landing on Nakatani, using different angles and winning most of the rounds from then, though by small margins. Nakatani continued with his Jabbing and used his reach to get successes against Lopez.

Nakatani was successful in the 10th round and forced Lopez into a close exchange, walking down Lopez till the end of the round. The fighters had a hug before the end of the fight as a sign of respect.

Both fighters went into the final round with hopes of landing a knockout shot but non was able to get that in the available three minutes leaving everything to the judges  who scored the fight 118-110 twice and 119-111.

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