Boxing Returns as Shakur wins by KO

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WBO featherweight champion and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (14-0, 8 KOs) punished Felix Caraballo (13-2-2, 9 KOs) for sixth rounds in a non-title super featherweight main event on Tuesday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Stevenson scored knockdowns in rounds one and six with body shots. Time was 1:31 of round six.

Undefeated heavyweight Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (4-0, 4 KOs) stopped Johnnie Langston (8-3, 3 KOs) in round three. A barrage of punches ended it. Time was 1:55. Anderson recently served as Tyson Fury’s chief sparring partner for the Deontay Wilder rematch.

Undefeated heavyweight Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello (7-0, 7 KOs), a 2016 Italian Olympian, scored a first round KO over Don Haynesworth (16-4-1, 14 KOs). A crushing right hand finished Haynesworth at 2:11.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (3-1, 3 KOs) scored a first round KO over Yeuri Andujar (5-4, 3 KOs). Two knockdowns. Time was :54.

Middleweight Quatavious Cash (12-2, 7 KOs) won a six round unanimous technical decision over Calvin Metcalf (10-4-1, 3 KOs). The bout was halted at the beginning of round six due to cuts from a headbutt suffered by Metcalf. Scores were 60-54, 60-55, 59-55

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  • If this piece of garbage doesn’t do jail time for violently assaulting that couple, there is no justice….shame on you, ESPN

    • Piece of “garbage.” Where you there when this incident took place? Can’t stand individuals like yourself. I work in the field with juveniles. WE ALL HAVE MADE MISTAKES. Heck, I have seen individuals who have done worse, and because of race, their family etc. been given slaps on the wrist but made changes and became influential in their communities. Let’s see if he has learned from that before throwing names on him smh

    • I agree with you. I couldn’t believe my eyes when this boxer came out with a t shirt black lives matter. How about the people he beat up, here in Miami Beach

  • Why oh why does this have to happen? We finally get the return of boxing to mainstream tv and we get this weak, one sided bunch of mismatches!! The UFC has put out what, four or five cards that have featured top fights that were competitive and interesting. Boxing’s answer is to put out a card that was completely frustrating and pointless with no compelling fights to be watched except for the cash/metcalf fight. Top rank constantly does this and why? I won’t accept excuses here boxing deserves better than this!!

    • i get your point in general , but for this show we should give them a break. There was no potential for tickets sales and it wasn’t PPV. They were never gonna have a risky fight under those conditions. I was just pleased to kick back and watch something.

    • Pretty much as CB said… it was never going to be a top-drawer bill, given the restrictions and other hurdles. Basically it was a way to test the water. Money for the boxers would be reduced, income for the promoters negligible, most foreigners not allowed in to the US etc etc. And even in normal times it’s not really comparable to UFC because those guys are all contracted to the same promoter.

  • Based on that opposition , I was a little disappointed in Jared Anderson. Maybe everyone was just a little rusty

  • For now, I will remain positive with Shakur’s progress as a professional in the ring and as a developing, adjusting young man outside the ring. Shakur did a nice job, but I am still hesitant about his comfort level with inside pressure fighters. I will keep an eye on this potential superstar.

  • Anderson didn’t live up to the pre-fight hype. He attacked with abandon and but looked vulnerable when he did so leaving so many openings for counterpunches. A better opponent would have countered many of his shots. He also needs to take his time a little more. He was trying to force the knockout rather than set it up. Maybe it was just nerves in this first fight back after the coronavirus lockdown, but Anderson really needs to work on his patience and defense before he fights better fighters.

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