Mexican José de Jesús Macias (27-10-3, 13 KOs) defeated Steven “Bang Bang” Butler by knockout in the fifth round, to conquer the NABF middleweight title, endorsed by the World Boxing Council, in Cuernavaca, Morleos, Mexico.
The event marked the return of Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (28-3-1, 24 KOs) after his loss to Ryota Murata (16-2 2-0, 13 KOs) in December 2019.
Butler was caught and surprised in the fifth round by Macias, who managed to finish the job with a powerful left hook moments later.
He got up in a bad condition, so Referee César Castañón stopped the fight at 27 seconds into the fifth round.
In the same event, Sadriddin Akhmedov (12-0, 10 KOs) defeated Stephen Danyo (17-4-3, 6 KOs) for the NABF super welterweight championship, dominating the entire bout.
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