CURTIS STEVENS TKO2 PATRICK TEIXEIRA: Curtis Stevens lived up to his new “Cerebral Assassin” by quickly dissecting Patrick Teixeira.
Stevens was active on the inside and easily countered Teixeira with heavy power shots. Teixeira was hurt in the first and spent most of the round holding. In the second, he tried to get the jab working to establish distance. Stevens easily breached Teixeira’s guard and dropped him with a vicious right hook counter over a sloppy Teixeira left hand. Teixeira got to his feet by was too dazed to continue.
Teixiera came into this fight with a glossy 26-0 (22 KOs) record. Golden Boy was using this fight to test the Brazlian’s potential in the division. Don’t be surprised if Golden Boy cuts their losses.
As for Stevens, he has new life and is a good choice for the winner of tonight’s Lemieux-Tapia bout.
“The name of the game is to knock people out and that’s what I did tonight,” said Curtis Stevens. “I feel great to get back into the game after my one and a half year break. I really want Lemieux, but I will take whatever I can get. My head is right, and I’m ready to take on whoever.”
— Marcus (@_SaintMarcus) May 8, 2016