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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…

Maurice Hooker Overwhelms Late Replacement Uriel Perez In One Round

Maurice Hooker Overwhelms Late Replacement Uriel Perez In One Round

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Former 140 pound world champion Maurice Hooker blasted out late replacement Uriel Perez within one round, making it back to the win column on Jacobs-Chavez Jr undercard on Friday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hooker needed just 2 minutes 52 seconds to dispatch Perez, dropping him with a right hand and that was it, as his opponent couldn't continue, prompting the referee to stop the fight. the fight was his first fight since losing to Jose Ramirez a WBC, WBO unification battle earlier this year.

His loss to Ramirez was the first of his professional career and that prompted some changes to his team ahead of the fight. The changes included Brian 'Bomac' McIntyre's introduction to the team. Bomac is known for his work on Three division champion Terence Crawford.

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Maurice Hooker didn't get much of a resistance as Perez was so over matched and didn't offer much with his little effort eventually ending with a right hand to the body. He had initially complained of fouls but after the body shot complained of severe rip pain and could barely beat the count forcing the referee to stop the fight.

However, Hooker was happy with his performance and victory though admitting there was little action, giving himself some credit for possessing one of the "best Jabs in the boxing"

"Tonight I didn't show you all much but it was just about getting everything ready," Hooker said after picking up his second win of 2019 "When I hit him with a body shot, I came back and hit him on top of the fight. I was hitting him with my jab, nobody can mess with me. I got the best jab in the business."

Having taken care of the 24 year old Journeyman Perez, Hooker will love to face one of the reigning champions in the division when next he finds himself in a boxing ring and made clear he wants his belt back but that might be better, if unified titlist Josh Taylor give him a crack.

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