By Matt Richardson and Jason "J-Gon" Gonzalez at ringside
Photo: Ed Mulholland


Veteran super middleweight Marcos Primera (20-15-2, 13 KOs) scored a shocking eighth round TKO over previously unbeaten "Chin-Checker" Curtis Stevens (13-1, 11 KO's) Thursday night at the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center in New York, NY. Stevens was laying a beating on Primera until round six when a low blow seemed to wake Primera up. In round eight, Primera decked Stevens with what appeared to be an uppercut. A dazed Stevens regained his feet and Primera attacked wildly to get the referee's stoppage. Primera was announced as the new WBC Youth super middleweight champion although he is 31 years old. WBC Supervisor Joe Dwyer informed us howveer that Primera was not eligible for nor did he win the title. Only Stevens was eligible for the title do to age restrictions. The WBC Youth title is now vacant. Promoter Lou DiBella stated, "Personally I wouldn't have stopped it, but if he had held he would have won the fight." An October rematch is already in the works.