Stevenson-Valdez: It’s been a long time coming, but Shakur’s showcase awaits on Apr. 30

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Having produced a mature, impressive tenth-round TKO win over Jamel Herring last October, winning the WBO super-featherweight title, Shakur Stevenson has a golden opportunity next month to do what he has long set out: continue on the road to superstardom, by inflicting the first professional loss on Oscar Valdez’s unblemished 30-0 (23 KOs) record. Will he sink or swim? Continue reading

Close to complete: Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson in advanced talks

Shakur Stevenson to Herring: “I need that belt for Valdez to fight me” - Bad Left Hook

As reported by ESPN’s Mike Coppinger yesterday, WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring and interim titlist Shakur Stevenson are in advanced talks for a 130-pound title fight with the plan for it to be staged at some point during the final three months of this year.
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