The undefeated Shakur Stevenson returns to New Jersey this weekend to defend his WBC and WBO super-featherweight titles against fellow 2016 Olympic medallist Robson Conceicao.
Tricky southpaw Stevenson is regarded as one of the most exciting fighters on the planet right now and was recently described by his promoter Bob Arum as “a once-in-a-generation boxing talent.” Following a career best win over Oscar Valdez in April, the American, a former featherweight champion, will be looking to put on a show in front of his hometown.
Here’s everything you need to know about an exciting card in The Garden State.
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
When: Friday 23rd September, 2022
How To Watch: Coverage of the Stevenson vs Conceicao card can be watched on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Main Event from 1am Saturday in the UK.
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Residence: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Record: 18-0 (9)
Last Fight: Stevenson handed Oscar Valdez the first defeat of his professional career in April, snatching the Mexican’s WBC strap with a classy unanimous decision win under the bright lights of Las Vegas. Stevenson dropped to one knee in the aftermath of the fight to propose to his girlfriend, rapper Young Lyric.
Place Of Birth: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Residence: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Record: 17-1 (8)
Last Fight: ‘Nino’ bounced back from a defeat to Oscar Valdez last year to win a unanimous decision over Xavier Martinez in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January.
What They Say:
Stevenson: “I’m coming home to Newark, and I’m back as a unified champion.
“I’ve always proudly represented Newark, and I’m ready to perform in front of my hometown fans at Prudential Center on September 23. Robson Conceição gave Oscar Valdez a tough fight. A lot of people felt like he won, but we’ll see how good he really is when he fights me.”
Full Fight Card:
Shakur Stevenson vs Robson Conceicao, WBC & WBO super-featherweight titles
Henry Lebron vs Andy Vences, super-featherweight
Jahi Tucker vs Jose Luis Sanchez, welterweight
Keyshawn Davis vs Omar Tienda Bahena, lightweight
Orlando Gonzalez Ruiz vs Misael Lopez, featherweight
Bruce Carrington vs Jose Argel, featherweight
Floyd Diaz vs Eduardo de Oliveira Guedes Diogo, super-bantamweight
Pablo Valdez vs Noe Alejandro Lopez, welterweight
Antoine Cobb vs Jaylan Phillips, welterweight
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