Stevenson vs. Guevara Live Results
Former Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson looks to continue his move up boxing’s featherweight ranks, as he takes on Alberto Guevara in the headline bout of a Top Rank card at the Prudential Center in Stevenson’s hometown of Newark, New Jersey.
Stevenson was originally set to face Hairon Socarras, but Socarras fell out due to unknown reasons. He was replaced by Franklin Manzanilla, but Manzanilla, in turn, withdrew as well, with Guevara taking this fight on about a week’s notice.
Stevenson is unbeaten at 11-0 since his April 2017 professional debut, winning six of his bouts by KO/TKO. Stevenson last competed in April as part of the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan, defeating Christopher Diaz by unanimous decision.
Guevara won eight of his 10 last bouts but saw a three-fight win streak snapped in his most recent outing, dropping a decision to Hugo Ruiz in January. Guevara lost two bantamweight title shots — an IBF title fight with Leo Santa Cruz in December 2012 and a WBC title fight with Shinsuke Yamanaka 11 months later.
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Shakur Stevenson def. Alberto Guevara via KO (Rd. 3, 2:37)
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Shakur Stevenson vs. Alberto Guevara
Round 1: Guevara circling on the outside. Right jab from Stevenson. Both throw a jab. Stevenson misses a straight to the body. Stevenson flashing the right jab. Stevenson looking to apply pressure early as he throws a left to the body. Guevara misses a left. Stevenson misses a jab. Not a whole lot of action early on here. Stevenson lands a left to the body. Guevara doing his best to avoid Stevenson’s punches, as Stevenson attempts to cut off the ring. Guevara comes forward but doesn’t land much. Stevenson lands and is backing Guevara up. Guevara suddenly comes in with a hook.
Round 2: Stevenson coming out right away with pressure. Guevara attempts to come in but retreats quickly when Stevenson shows his power. Right hand by Stevenson. Stevenson misses the right hook. Guevara lands one to the body. Stevenson tags Guevara with a couple of lefts. Another left to the body by Stevenson. Guevara clinches up, but Stevenson quickly goes back to chasing him down and landing on his body. Stevenson fires a combination with Guevara against the ropes. Stevenson with a combination to the body and Guevara goes down! Guevara answers the count quickly, but Stevenson comes out right away, looking to continue his attack. Straight left to the body. Stevenson hits a right straight upstairs and knocks Guevara down once more before the bell!
Round 3: Left jab by Guevara, but Stevenson is already looking for a kill. The two get in a clinch but a trip separates the two. Stevenson taunts and gets wild, landing a couple more shots to the body. Left straight to the body, as Guevara continues to back away. Stevenson works the right jab and then misses the left. Stevenson steps out of the way of Guevara’s attack. Hard left hand from Stevenson and Guevara goes down, but the referee rules it a low blow. After the break, Stevenson fires off a flurry and Guevara trips up trying to answer the hometown fighter. Stevenson lands to the body once more, followed by another clinch. Left hand upstairs and Guevara goes down once more! Guevara is unable to get up in time! Third-round knockout for Shakur Stevenson in his hometown!
Official Result: Shakur Stevenson def. Alberto Guevara via KO (Rd. 3, 2:37)