Stevenson secures comfy UD12 win over Conceicao, calls for Haney and Lomachenko at 135lbs

Robson Conceição and Shakur Stevenson exchange punches during their WBC and WBO junior lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center on...

Shakur Stevenson flashed brilliance and petulance before getting the job done, but pressingly posed more questions about how he’ll fare at lightweight after easing to a unanimous decision win over Olympic gold medallist Robson Conceicao as a record-breaking 10,107 watched at the Prudential Center in the two-division champion’s homecoming from Newark, New Jersey. Continue reading

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-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