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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…

Josh Taylor Battles Apinun Khongsong On Sept. 26th

Josh Taylor Battles Apinun Khongsong On Sept. 26th

Josh Taylor Lifts Ali Trophy

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IBF /WBA junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor will defend his belts against Apinun Khongsong in his first fight since inking his signature with MTK Global and Top Rank, which takes place on Saturday September 26 at the BT Studio, Live on ESPN+In the US and BT Sports in the UK.

Josh will be making his first appearance since defeating Regis Progrias in the WBSS final taking the Ali Trophy and adding the Junior welterweight Ring Magazine and IBF junior welterweight titles to his WBA version last year in the UK.

The undefeated Scottish champion (Taylor (16-0, 12 KOs)) won his first title when he defeated Ivan Baranchyk with a unanimous decision during the WBSS tournament to win the WBA title.

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Khongsong (16-0, 13 KOs) has knocked out his last six opponents, which also include his former world title challenger Akihiro Kondo. The Thai Boxer made his way to the Mandatory spot by winning the IBF Pan Pacific and IBF Asia titles.

Taylor expressed happiness to be back in the ring after the Corona Virus layoff but admitted thing aren't fully normal. He also claims to have a view of Khongsong's strengths and weaknesses and will capitalise on that when they both collide in a month's time.
"I'm excited to be back in the ring after a long layoff. The coronavirus had put everything on hold for a few months, so it's been nice to be in the gym again and back to some normality.
"I didn't want a warm-up fight, so getting straight back in there against my mandatory challenger is great, as it's kept me fully focused. I want big fights in my career, so this is an important fight with my belts on the line.

"Training has been going well and I'm feeling fit and strong. I've watched a fair bit of my opponent and I've seen his strengths and weaknesses, and I'm very confident going into this fight. I can't wait."

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