Olympic silver medallist Shakur Stevenson wins his second professional fight with an impressive first round stoppage here.
Olympic final heartache of 2016 is quickly becoming a distant memory for the talented Shakur Stevenson of Newark, New Jersey, who scored the first stoppage win of his professional career tonight in New York.
He stopped Carlos Gaston Suarez right in his tracks in the very first round at Madison Square Garden.
Stevenson seemed relaxed from the get go, assured and had his timing down against a Suarez who didn’t know what hit him.
Sharp shooting combinations off the back foot bamboozled Suarez – who went down flat on his face from one sharp straight left hand that signalled the beginning of the end.
Here’s how it happened:
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A fine display from the 19 year old who is being tipped as a future American boxing star following a stellar amateur career.
Already a healthy rivalry between himself and fellow stablemate Irishman Mick Conlan seems to be developing.
In the current climate of pro boxing where fighters are now fighting for world titles earlier than ever before, who’s to say both men might not be fighting one another for a world title in the coming 24 months or so?