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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…

Mario Barrios Vs Batyr Akhmedov Ordered By The WBA

Mario Barrios Vs Batyr Akhmedov Ordered By The WBA

Mario Barrios
As first reported by Boxingscene, the WBA has ordered a fight between No. 1 ranked Mario Barrios (24-0, 16 KOs) and No. 2 Batyr Akhmedov (7-0, 6 KOs) for their vacant "regular" junior welterweight title.

The current super champion in the division  is Regis Prograis, who is currently hooked up with a World Boxing Super Series tournament final fight with IBF Super lightweight champion Josh Taylor.

Barrios has been a top fighter for a while now, knocked out his last eight opponents and in his outing in May was able to knocked Juan Jose Velasco in the second round.


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Akhmedov was so successful in his amateur days but has blown away six out of seven opponents in the ring, running on a 4KO streak which involves getting off the floor to stop Ismael Barroso in August.

During his Amateur days, Akhmedov competed under the name Batuhan Gozgec and got a gold medal at the 2015 International Kadyrov Tournament held in Grozny, Russia.

He earned a bronze medal at the 2016 European Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament, which also gave him a slot in the Olympics. The Olympics didn't didn't go as planned, as he didn't win any medal.


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