By Mark Elezaj
Las Vegas – Unbeaten super featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) made it look easy last night, winning a 10-round unanimous decision over Toka Kahn Clary (28-3, 19 KOs) in the main event in ‘The Bubble’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stevenson is considered to be one of the best young stars in the sport today. The 23-year-old put on a clinic last night and showed us what is meant by hitting without getting hit.
Shakur, who took this fight on a few weeks’ notice, hurt Clary early in the fight. It seemed that Stevenson was going to end the fight in the first few rounds, but instead worked off of the jab and showed us the art of the sweet science by pushing the action and making his opponent miss.
According to CompuBox, not only did he outland Clary by a margin of 151 to 48, but he limited Clary to just 9% of his total punches landed.
All three judges scored the bout 100-90 in favor of Stevenson.
The Fighting Voice had it 100-90 for Stevenson as well.
“You got an experienced fighter who knows how to survive,” Stevenson said on ESPN after the fight. “At the end of the day, there are fighters who know how to survive and there’s experienced fighters who know how to survive.
“And he got a lot of experience being for around for a long time. I knew him since back in the amateurs and he knew how to survive.”
Stevenson said he would like to fight in 2021 for the WBO junior lightweight belt. He is open to facing the winner of the Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton fight.
After that, Stevenson said that he would like to face WBC junior lightweight champion Miguel Berchelt.
We are witnessing greatness fight fans, stay tuned.
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~ The Fighting Voice ~