Shakur Stevenson wins lackluster decision
Stevenson, riding a two fight knockout win streak came out with a different mindset against Carlos Ruiz.
It was apparent from the start that the talented Stevenson was looking to showcase his boxing ability. Instead of being the aggressor, Stevenson laid back electing to counter and pot shot his tough opponent.
Utilizing his hand-speed, Stevenson was able to land some eye catching combinations.
They had no effect on Ruiz, who kept pressing forward. While clearly in control of the fight, one had to wonder where was the offensive output?
This performance certainly wasn’t his best, but he did what he needed to do. He controlled the distance, displayed the ability to box, and counter-punched.
In addition, he showed disciplined by not going for a knockout that wasn’t there.
Stevenson improves his record to (8-0, 4 KOs). Its expected he’ll return in October on the undercard of WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford’s title defense.
By: Jerrell Fletcher