Lem Satterfield

Sammy Vasquez Jr. stops James Stevenson in eighth round

Welterweight Sammy Vazquez Jr. scored an eighth-round knockdown during Friday’s ninth-round stoppage of James Stevenson in a clash of unbeaten prospects at CONSOL Energy Center before his hometown fans in Pittsburgh, Pa.

 Promoted by Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions, Vasquez fought Stevenson in the main event of a Fox Sports 1-televised card. Fighting for the fifth time this year, Vasquez (16-0, 11 knockouts) earned his his seventh consecutive knockout victory against Stevenson (21-1, 14 KOs).
 
Stevenson represented the third undefeated fighter who has been knocked out by Vasquez in his past four appearances.

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