Shakur Stevenson Vs Felix Caraballo Video Highlights
WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson made a successful Junior Lightweight debut against Felix Caraballo, breaking him down to a sixth round stoppage victory in a non title fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Tuesday night.
Stevenson played with his opponent, working him down with every blow before, eventually stopping him with a big body shot in the sixth round. The shot sent Caraballo to the canvas with his knees and his gloves and while stuck there screaming of pains, the referee Tony Weeks was forced to end the fight at exactly 1:31 of the sixth.
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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 and in the sixth respectively to hand h his first Knockout loss in over six years as a professional.
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The fight card card was the first to be staged in the United States since the 13th of March, after which many cards including one which was to feature Stevenson got cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Caraballo entered the fight on a five fight winning streak and took the step up in competition in just a month’s notice. However, his competition level was far less than that of Stevenson, which was evident during the fight.
Caraballo took a knee towards the closing minutes of the first round after being hit by a big right from Stevenson but he claimed to have tripped after his legs got tangled. Caraballo tried to be a little more careful after the restart but Stevenson regained his range and unloaded a series of combinations to the head and body of the 33 year old.