Stephen Nelson (3-0, 3 KOs) and Terence Crawford go way back–both growing up in Omaha, Nebraska. They grew up together playing basketball and talking boxing at the local park.
But life has an interesting way of leading people in different directions. At the age of 21, Crawford was working his way to becoming one of boxing’s best lightweight fighters, while Nelson, also at the age of 21 was dodging bullets in Afghanistan.
Now they find their paths crossing yet again. Nelson took on Tim Meek (5-3-1, 3 KOs) on the undercard of Crawford vs. Viktor Postol.
The fight was scheduled for four rounds with Stephen Nelson looking to stay undefeated against a tough contender.
Nelson came out of his corner extremely aggressive. Nelson continued to land impressive combinations and caught Meeks with a shot that knocked him down at the end of Round 1. Somehow and some way, Meeks was able to regain his composure seconds before the bell rang.
Nelson continued to smother Meeks with devastating combinations as he worked the head and body.
Meeks continued to take harsh punishment from Nelson as the fight wore on until Meeks’ corner made the decision to stop the bout.
The bout was stopped 32 seconds into the fourth and final round. Stephen Nelson won the bout via TKO and improved his record to 3-0, 3 KOs.
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