Shakur Stevenson Defeats Joet Gonzalez to Capture WBO Title
By Victor O. Garcia, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Video Reporter- Ringside
Reno, Nevada (October 27th, 2019) — Joet González experienced what any older brother would hate to go through, and that is a beating from the younger sister’s boyfriend. The 2016 silver medalist and the new WBO featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson did just that for the entire 12-rounds, winning the vacated title. All three judges scored the bout 119-109, and the young star improved his record to 13-0, 7 KOs.
Before the fight was even announced, both fighters had expressed the personal grudge they had towards one another. Primarily due to the fact that Shakur is dating Joet’s younger sister Jajaira Gonzalez – a boxing Olympian hopeful. The whole beef helped build up the fight, but when the bell rang it was far less dramatic than what was anticipated. Simply due to Stevenson dominating the entire fight. It was hard to tell what was Gonzalez’s game plan, if there was a game plan. He looked to hesitant to throw a punch. Shakur’s jab was key and helped keep Joet from coming in, but when Joet did slip under he just wouldn’t throw a punch. It was a frustrating and disappointing performance from Joet. Shakur however, had a lot to do with it. His skills are simply on another level compared to Joet and Shakur proved it last night. The 22-year-old demonstrated his boxing level is above the top contenders and has the potential to become a unified champion if he gets in the ring with the undefeated IBF champion Josh Warrington, who Stevenson called out after his victory.
Mikaela Mayer vs Alejandra Zamora
US Olympian Mikaela Mayer was the card’s co-feature, taking on Argentina’s Alejandra Zamora in a 10-round bout. Mayer (12-0, 5 KOs) earned a triumph over Zamora (7-4, 1 KO) after Zamora’s corner stopped the fight in the 6th round. The fight was a complete lopsided bout from the beginning. Mikaela
retained her NABF female super featherweight title.
Joshua Greer Jr vs Antonio Nieves
Joshua “Night Night” Greer Jr retains his WBO NABO & WBC Continental Americas Titles after defeating former world title challenger Antonio Nieves in a 10-round bout via unanimous-decision. The judges saw the bout 95-94, 95-94 and 96-93,