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Shakur Stevenson loses weight, loses championship belts on the eve of planned title fight with Robson Conceicao

Shakur Stevenson loses weight, loses championship belts on the eve of planned title fight with Robson Conceicao


Posted 09/22/2022

Earlier today, WBO and WBC junior lightweight titlist Shakur Stevenson, who will face Robson Conceicao tomorrow night in Newark, New Jersey, lost weight by 1.6 pounds. He was given two hours to settle things on the scales. He didn’t worry, opting instead to post the following message on social media: “I gave my best. I have been pro my entire career and have gained weight, but my body can no longer do 130. My health must come first. I’m climbing to 135 in my next fight.

With that in mind, the little-known 17-1 Conceicao – if he chooses the match to continue as planned – still has a chance to win the WBO and WBC belts tomorrow night at Prudential Center. He just has to beat Stevenson, which is clearly not an easy task. For Stevenson, a Newark product who now fights out of Houston, he is widely regarded as one of the best practitioners in the game’s ring today. From now on, however, the undefeated 18-0 Stevenson is also an untitled man.

“It’s show time,” Stevenson posted later in the day. “I’m stuck regardless, see you soon”



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