Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino: Everything You Need To Know

We've got you covered ahead of Shakur Stevenson's lightweight debut this weekend
07:00, 03 Apr 2023

Shakur Stevenson welcomes Shuichiro Yoshino to New Jersey this weekend in a WBC lightweight title eliminator. 

Stevenson, a silver medallist at the 2016 Olympic Games, has already won world honours at featherweight and super featherweight and is now looking for more titles in a jam-packed lightweight division consisting of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko. 

Here’s everything you need to know about a cracking card in the Garden State. 

When: Saturday 8th April, 2023

Where: Prudential Center, Newark

How To Watch: Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action. Coverage for the event will begin at 2am Sunday UK time. 

Tale Of The Tape


Place Of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Age: 25

Alias: Fearless

Record: 19-0 (9)

Height: 5’7’’

Reach: 68’’

Stance: Southpaw

Last Fight: Stevenson claimed a unanimous decision victory over Robson Conceicao in New Jersey in October.


Place Of Birth: Kanuma, Tochigi, Japan

Age: 31

Alias: N/A

Record: 16-0 (12) 

Height: 5’9’’

Reach: 68’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Yoshino stopped Masayoshi Nakatani in six rounds at Saitama’s Super Arena in November.

What They Say:

Stevenson: “I am taking over the lightweight division, and my run will start on April 8 in Newark. Shuichiro Yoshino is an undefeated fighter who was willing to step up and fight me when so many fighters were scared.”

Yoshino: "I am very honored to be fighting in the U.S. for the first time. I'm extremely focused and motivated.

“I'm looking forward to fighting the great two-division champion Shakur Stevenson in his hometown of Newark. I'll be training hard leading up to the fight and look forward to showing the fans an exciting victory!”

Fight Card:

Shakur Stevenson v Shuichiro Yoshino, lightweight

Jared Anderson v George Arias, heavyweight

Keyshawn Davis v Anthony Yigit, lightweight

Betfred Odds:

Stevenson: 1/18

Yoshino: 17/2

Draw: 25/1

Betfred's latest boxing odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware

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