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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…

WBSS Final : Regis Prograis Calls Josh Taylor One Dimension

WBSS Final : Regis Prograis Calls Josh Taylor One Dimension

Regis Prograis Sparring Ahead of Josh Taylor
WBA super lightweight Champion Regis Prograis is total high on confidence ahead of his Unification fight with IBF Champion Josh Taylor in the WBSS Final, this coming weekend.

Prograis claims, he is all round better than Taylor in the ring and doesn't need to care much about Taylor's preparation ahead of the fight but think more about his sparring and shape.
“I do everything better than him in the ring. It’s not just one thing,” Prograis told BoxingScene.com. “I never have a set game plan going into a fight. I always fight off how I feel in the first round. All I have to do is know that I’m prepared and in shape and my sparring was great. Once fight night comes, I can do anything in the ring, and that’s usually what I do.”
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Prograis will be making his first move oversea against Taylor who owns a height and reach advantage and two years younger ttha 28 years but believes that Taylor is one dimensional and looks exactly the same in all his fights which has seen him get hurt and knocked down in his recent fights. 
“I don’t want to say he’s one dimensional, but I have so many more gears. Every one of his 15 fights, he’s looked exactly the same. He doesn't change anything. He’s been hurt. He’s been dropped and put down before. He was dropped against Baranchyk, but they didn’t call it. But he was hurt. He was hurt against [Viktor] Postal, too. 
“He’s a world champion and considered one of the best in the world. I won’t take that away from him. He’s just not on my level.”
Regis Prograis Vs Josh Taylor Faceoff

Josh Taylor on his bid to win the Ali Trophy defeated Ryan Martin and Ivan Baranchyk and will now face Prograis who defeated Terry Flanagan and Kiryl Relikh in the Quarter and Semi Finals respectively. The fight will also have the vacant 1401ring magazine title at stake and according to Prograis is the best fighting the best.
“It’s truly the best versus best — Prograis-Taylor is the caviar of boxing,” said Kalle Sauerland, chief boxing officer of the WBSS. “They are both punchers and huge personalities but there are differences. Josh is a fighter who likes to stand up and fight and go for someone whereas Prograis so far in the tournament has picked his shots from the outside jumping in and out and he’s very slick at doing that. 
“It’s a 50-50 fight between the number one and two in the division. It’s one of those fights that’s got ‘Fight of the Year’ written all over it. It’s gonna be fireworks that’s for sure. But who and how he’s gonna win is impossible to say, it is that close.”

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