Author: Dustin Keller

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Bad Blood: Shakur Stevenson vs Joet Gonzalez

This Saturday October 26th marks what could be the beginning of the Shakur Stevenson era. The vacant WBO featherweight title on the line, which was left behind by Oscar Valdez (26-0, 20KOs) when he moved up to 130lbs. Shakur Stevenson (12-0, 7KOs) will take on fellow undefeated fighter Joet Gonzalez (23-0, 14KOs), in Reno, Nevada. This fight will pit the number one and two ranked WBO featherweights in the division against one another.

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A Close, Yet Controversial Decision: Mario Barrios vs Batyr Akhmedov

Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (25-0, 18KOs) took on Batyr Akhmedov (7-1, 6KOs) for the WBA Super Lightweight Title. Barrios, a solid young fighter had the clear edge to many coming into this fight. To those who watched the fight it would seem this fight had three parts. This included rounds 1-4, 5-11, and the final round. Lets review how and why some feel this fight was closer than what some of the scorecards revealed.