Young shocks Ali, stops him in three rounds

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We saw a big upset on the Canelo-Jacobs prelims, with Anthony Young thrashing former titleholder Sadam Ali.

Former junior middleweight titleholder Sadam Ali was expected to have an easy tune-up tonight against Anthony Young, but the welterweight fight went all wrong for Ali from the start, with Young shocking the world by stopping Ali in the third round.

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Atlantic City’s Young (21-2, 8 KO) started fast in this one, coming out and putting pressure on Ali (27-3, 14 KO) from the get-go, connecting on some good power shots in the first round, and controlling the pace and action of the fight.

Young hurt Ali with a body shot in the third round and just kept connecting on power punches, eventually leading referee Robert Byrd no choice but to step in and stop the fight at 2:38 of the third round, as Ali just wasn’t fighting back enough and wasn’t competitive.

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