3 More Rounds

Douglas stops Sherrington in 4

Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime

Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime

On Friday night in Las Vegas, Antoine Douglas scored a fourth-round stoppage over Les Sherrington in the night’s main event.

Douglas (19-0-1, 13 KOs) floored Sherrington (35-8, 19 KOs) fives times before the fight was finally called off, with Douglas dropping Sherrington once in the first and second rounds, twice in the third and then again in the fourth.

“They said this was my graduation day, time for a cap and gown, so this was definitely a big win,’’ said Douglas. “It was a great experience fighting on ShoBox and I appreciate everything they’ve done for me getting me ready to go to the next level. Now, it’s time for me to take the next step.

“I expected to win, probably by knockout, but I didn’t expect it to be this way. I expected Sherrington to be tougher, more prepared. I think my jab was the key. It set him up for all the big shots I landed with my right hand and left hook.”

In the co-feature, Taras Shelestyuk (13-0, 8 KOs) dominated Aslanbek Kozaev (26-2-1, 7 KOs) en route to a 10-round unanimous decision with scores of 100-90 twice and 99-91.

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