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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…

Eleider Alvarez Gets InJured In Training, Joe Smith Fight Postponed

Eleider Alvarez Gets InJured In Training, Joe Smith Fight Postponed

Eleider Alvarez Former WBO Light Heavyweight Champion

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Former WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Eleider Alvarez has pulled out of the anticipated clash with Light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr. After picking up a shoulder injury during training.

The fight between the two contenders was supposed to be a 175 pound elimination fight, scheduled for July 16th in Las Vegas but the injury will be another lost Main Event for top rank and ESPN as the former WBO champion won't be able to feature till sometime in August.

Smith isn't expected to take in another opponent at the moment, leaving Bob Arum's Top Rank and ESPN scrambling for a new main event for their July 11th date.
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Alvarez withdrawal will mark the second straight Top Rank Main Event that was to be televised in July and a third time this July, that a main event has been cancelled due to COVID 19 or Injuries.

Two days ago, Jamel Hearing announced that he tested positive to COVID 19, hence the postponement of his Junior Light weight title defence against Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo (31-6, 19 KOs), which was scheduled for July 2nd.

The Hearing-Oquendo fight has now been replaced with Jose Pedraza-Mikkel LesPierre, which was also postponed five days earlier due to positive COVID 19 Result.

The winner of Eleider Alvarez Vs Joe Smith Jr. , which is a fight between the third and the fourth on the WBO rankings, will go on to fight for the WBO light heavyweight championship.

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