Stevenson comes in 1.6lbs overweight, loses 130lb world titles before Friday night’s Conceciao clash

Shakur Stevenson and Robson Conceição face-off during the weigh in ahead of their WBC and WBO junior lightweight championship fight at Prudential...

Robson Conceicao, an Olympic champion in 2016 and with a 17-1 record, is the latest opponent tasked with playing spoiler for Shakur Stevenson’s ambitious plans this weekend. Embarrassed by a weight miss that saw him stripped of his super-featherweight titles on the scale, can the 25-year-old put it in the rearview and showcase why he’s so highly-rated in his final 130lb fight?
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Stevenson outclasses Valdez en route to wide decision win, now unified 130lb champion

Junior lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson punches WBC champion Oscar Valdez during a title unification fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April...

On an evening overshadowed by history being made at Madison Square Garden, WBO super-featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson scored a sixth-round knockdown and thoroughly outboxed Oscar Valdez on his way to an impressive decision victory – comfortably seizing the Mexican’s WBC strap and inflicting the 31-year-old’s first professional defeat in 31 fights too.
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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

Stevenson breaks down Herring to win WBO super-featherweight title with R10 TKO

Shakur Stevenson punches Jamel Herring in their lightweight fight at State Farm Arena on October 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shakur Stevenson promised this would be his breakout display and it proved precisely that: immediately taking control, showcasing blistering speed while unleashing a different dimension to his repertoire. Once he could smell blood from an increasingly hurt Jamel Herring, his forward pressure intensified to earn a tenth-round TKO victory and the WBO’s 130lb belt.
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Jamel Herring retains WBO super-featherweight title with R6 TKO, retires Carl Frampton

Jamel Herring of the USA celebrates victory during the WBO World Super Featherweight Title Fight between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton at The...

Jamel Herring utilised his height and reach advantages brilliantly, easing past Carl Frampton to ruthlessly end the Irishman’s three-division champion attempt with a sixth-round TKO win in Dubai – retaining his WBO super-featherweight title before revealing his willingness to move up in weight, also calling out WBC title-holder Oscar Valdez for a possible bout later this year.
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