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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…

Jorge Linares Vs Al Toyogon Scheduled For Sept. 7th In Japan

Jorge Linares Vs Al Toyogon Scheduled For Sept. 7th In Japan

Jorge Linares With Belts

Former three division world champion Jorge Linares (45-5, 28 KOs) who is 33 years old will return to face 21 year old former WBC regional Asian champion Al Toyogon (10-4-1, 6 KOs), in a 10 round battle on September 7 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

The fight which was announced on Friday 16th of August will be the Co Main Event of the Welterweight championship clash between Yuki Nagano (16-2, 12 KOs)  and challenger Makoto Kawasaki (11-7-1, 2 KOs).

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Linares actually has a big history with Japan,having started his professional career there under Teiken promotions back in 2002 and will be returning there after 4 years and 9 months. His last fight there ended with a fourth round knockout victory over Mexico's Francisco Javier. 

Linares will looking for a way back into the winning list, as his last outing ended with a shocking first round defeat in the hands of Pablo Cesar Cano  who won the WBC international super lightweight silver title at Madison Square Garden in New York in January of 2019.

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