Friday, August 08, 2014

Stevenson Stopped In Ninth Round In Pittsburgh!

James "Keep 'Em Sleepin'" Stevenson of Baltimore put on a gallant effort but he was eventually stopped by Monessen, PA's "Who Can Mexican" Sammy Vasquez, Jr. in the ninth round tonight at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Vasquez was clearly the best opponent Stevenson has faced in his career.  Vasquez thrilled the hometown crowd with his accuracy to the head and body.

Stevenson tried to make the bout a brawl midway through and caught Vasquez with a solid right at the end of the fifth round.

Eventually, however, Vasquez's pressure proved to be too much for Stevenson as Vasquez wore Stevenson down, getting a stoppage at 21 seconds of the ninth.

Stevenson loses for the first time and is now 21-1, 14 KO's.  Vasquez remains undefeated at 16-0, 12 KO's and wins the USBA Welterweight title.

5 comments:

Fight Doctor said...

Keep your head up Young Man. Sounds like you left it all in the ring. Learn from this experience and come back wiser and stronger down the road!

Fight Doctor (J. Spears)

BIGCHIPSKI said...

Good learning experice for him. He needs to get back in there in a few months if he really wants it. Of he's gonna be inactive again then... Well...

ed said...

he showed a lot of heart which alot people were looking for including me and i must say i was impressed even with the lost pete can come back more confident than before he went in. keep your head up but more importantly get right back on that horse.

Juan Marshall said...

I saw this fight for Stevenson as a great test of heart and his toughness. Even the rounds before the stopped he continued to show he wasn't a quitter. He should fight again in the next three months.

Darrin said...

Great fighters learn from a loss good fighters come back better so greatness is earned and not giving keep your head up and this test will show how much u want 2 be a boxer