Shakur Stevenson Earns KO in Boxing’s Return


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Stevenson’s Body Shot Ends Fight in Six.

Las Vegas (June 9, 2020)- After three long moths without boxing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson (13-0 7KO’s) jumped up a weight class to junior lightweight facing Felix Caraballo (13-1-2 9KO’s) in a 10 round non-title fight. Stevenson dropped Caraballo in the first round with a body shot that didn’t seem to faze the Puerto Rican fighter. In the sixth round, Stevenson’s speed and power led to a perfect left hand body shot that floored Caraballo for good.

After being compared to Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather by ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna, Stevenson explained after the fight how he took styles from different great fighters and combined them all together. The Newark native wants to unify titles against Josh Warrington and is even willing to fight the Englishman in his own back yard if the purse is right.     

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Anderson Overpowers Langston for TKO Victory

Jared Anderson (3-0 3KO’s) defeated Johnnie Langston (8-2 3KO’s) by TKO in round three.  Round one had some back and forth action when both fighters were landing some big shots. Anderson began to go down stairs to the body in round two and three which wore Langston down. In the third round Anderson caught Langston on the ropes and forced the referee to stop the fight in the 1:55 mark giving Anderson his fourth knockout victory in four fights.

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Vianello Gets Second Consecutive First Round KO

Guido Vianello (6-0 6 KO’s) defeated Don Haynesworth (16-3-1 14KO’s) by TKO in 2:16 of the first round. The 2016 Italian Olympian landed a right hook on Haynsworth who was able to beat the count but was waived off by the referee. Vianello improves his record to seven wins all coming by knockout. 

Head Clash Stops Fight. Cash Gets Technical Decision

Quatavious Cash (11-2 7KO’s) defeated Calvin Metcalf (10-3-1 3KO’s) by technical decision.  The fight went to the 6th round and was waived off by the doctor due to a cut Metcalf received by a clash off heads in the second round. Cash earned the unanimous technical decision with the score cards of 60-54 60-55 59-55.

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Writer/Producer/Director of the Under the Hand Wraps documentary series and owner of Albert Baker is currently based in Fresno, California and has been covering boxing since 2014.

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