Donte Dixon took on Eduardo Valverde today and while the fight was competitive he was able to force the stoppage in the 4th and final round. This was a bit of a statement as Valverde is a good fighter and hadn’t been stopped before. Dixon looks like he has good power, hand speed and shot selection and all these will improve even more as he fights more. He did get clipped a decent amount in this fight but thats what happens when you step up and fight someone coming to win. I’d like to give credit to the match makers and also Donte Dixon for taking a hard fight in only his 3rd bout it shows how much confidence they have in his ability.
He’s only 20 so we’ll likely see him spend a few years fighting 5 to 6 times a year to get experience before stepping up domestically and then on to European and world honors by the time he’s 24 if all goes to plan.