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Shakur Stevenson: I'd Love To Go To England For Josh Warrington!

Ever since he turned pro following the 2016 Olympics, featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson wanted to return home to Newark. In front of 5,150 fans at Prudential Center, Stevenson, the WBO No. 1 contender, knocked out two-time world title challenger Alberto "Metro" Guevara (27-5, 12 KOs) in the third round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

“That was a great performance I put on for the city of Newark. Top Rank, y'all all have to give me better competition I want the IBF and WBO {titles}. I would love to go to England to fight Josh Warrington," Stevenson said.

"I surprised myself today. I was going to the body a lot. I saw him at the weigh-in. He didn’t look like he was in shape. There is only one way to describe tonight - amazing! Seeing all of my family, friends and everybody from the city come out to support me was incredible."

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Stevenson (12-0, 7 KOs) dominated the opening round, scored a pair of knockdowns in the second and finished things off with a knockdown in the third. It was a short, brutal and just what the crowd wanted.

In the co-featured bout, the knockout didn't come, but bantamweight Joshua "Don't Blink" Greer Jr. ultimately got the job done. Greer (21-1-1, 12 KOs), the Chicago-born bantamweight puncher, bested Nikolai Potapov by majority decision (114-114, 115-113 and 116-112) to the earn the IBF No. 2 ranking and the NABO belt.

Greer swept the 12th round on all three judges' scorecards to secure the win in what was a tactical affair. Potapov (20-2-1, 11 KOs) snapped Greer's seven-bout KO streak, with some ringside observers believing he did enough to pull off the upset.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tokon on 07-21-2019

[QUOTE=THC;19900447]Sadly, with the level of corruption in this sport, I'm suspicious of any elite fighter if he/she does not voluntarily submit to stringent year-round testing. With limited (or no) testing approved by local boxing commisions, only a threat of felony…

Comment by Brettcappe on 07-15-2019

[QUOTE=Drewp4p;19901842]Lmao so many couch coaches, keyboard experts on here. Keep hating and spectating. Y'all awesome at it. Shakur will be champ.[/QUOTE] I was at the fights and enjoyed myself except for the Greer "borefest". Props to Stevenson! I agree that…

Comment by Rigpig on 07-15-2019

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19901013]Broner does stupid sht but I’ll be the 1st one to admit he gives his time and $$$$ helping other ppl out. When he’s around decent ppl he’s a pretty cool dude. Him and Maidana even hung out a couple…

Comment by Drewp4p on 07-15-2019

[QUOTE=TheUptownKid;19901753]Didn’t two fighters drop out prior? He fought who he could in a homecoming fight at 22 years old and you think he shouldn’t celebrate?[/QUOTE] Let them hate. its his 12th fight. they cant name their favorite fighters 12th fight…

Comment by Drewp4p on 07-15-2019

Lmao so many couch coaches, keyboard experts on here. Keep hating and spectating. Y'all awesome at it. Shakur will be champ.

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