At the Bibble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Top Rank – Bob Arum, featured Super Featherweight Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson won all ten rounds defeating Toka “T Nice” Kahn Clary. In the co-feature Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo was stopped by Masayoshi Nakatani in 9 rounds over ESPN with the undercard on ESPN+. Main Event started after midnight in the east.
In the co-feature Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, 27-2 (17), #135, of San Juan, PR, was stopped by Masayoshi Nakatani, 19-1 (13), #135, of Osaka, Japan, at 1:45 of the ninth round in a scheduled 10 rounds for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title.
Verdejo scored knockdowns in round one and round four. In the fifth round Nakatani hurt Verdejo with a right on the chin in the final minute. In the seventh a right on the chin from Nakatani had Verdejo holding on. In the ninth round Nakatani dropped Verdejo twice winning by stoppage. Nakatani went to the hospital due to eye injury afterwards.
In the Main Event former 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist, Super Featherweight and former WBO World Featherweight champion southpaw Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson, 15-0 (8), #130, of Newark, NJ and Alexandria, VA, easily defeated southpaw Toka “T Nice” Kahn Clary, 28-2 (19), #129, of Liberia and Providence, RI, over 10 rounds.
In the first round Stevenson rocked Clary with a jab on the chin halfway through the round. In the second through the fifth rounds Stevenson had his way backing up Clary. In the sixth through the ninth rounds Stevenson continued a solid body attack. In the tenth and final round Stevenson continued winning every round against the gutty Clary.
Scores were 100-90 as was this writers.
Super middleweight Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga, 16-0 (16), #169, of New York, NY, stopped Ulises Sierra, 15-2-2 (9), #167 1/2, of San Diego, CA, at 2:40 of the first round for his sixteenth straight first round stoppage in a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first round a right on the chin from Berlanga drove Sierra halfway through the ropes causing the stoppage.
Light Flyweight southpaw Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, 13-0 (9), #1101/2, of San Antonio, TX, knocked out Saul “Baby” Juarez, 25-13-2 (13), #110, of Mexico City, MEX, at 2:05 of the second round of an 8.
In the second round a left uppercut on the chin from Rodriguez and down went Juarez taking the count on a knee from referee Celestino Diaz.
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Featherweight Cuban Robeisy Ramirez, 6-1 (4), #126, of Gulphport, FL, stopped Brandon Valdez, 13-2 (7), #127, of Barranquilla, COL, 2:49 of the sixth round of an 8.
In the first two rounds Valdez out worked Ramirez. In the third round Ramirez opened up taking a close round. In the fifth Ramirez started putting his punches together. In the sixth round Ramirez landed half a dozen unanswered punches forcing referee Russell Mora to call a quick halt. This writer had Valdez in front 3-2 in rounds.
Featherweight Haven “Hit Man” Brady, Jr., 2-0 (2), #127, of Albany, GA, stopped southpaw Michael “Time2Float” Land, 1-2 (1), #126, of Dallas, TX, at the end of the second of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round both fighters let it all hang out with Brady the busier of the two. In the second round it was all Brady. At the end of the round the corner of Land ended it. Referee was Kenny Bayless.
Southpaw Welterweight 17 year-old Kasir Goldston, 2-0 (1), #142, of Albany, NY, stopped Llewelwyn “The Gentleman” McClamy, 2-1 (1), #142 1/2, of Pittsburgh, PA, at 1:35 of the second round of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the second round two left uppercuts from Goldston on the chin of McClamy and down he went. Referee Hoyle waved it off.