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Shakur Stevenson Pencilled in for First WBC Defence

Shakur Stevenson Pencilled in for First WBC Defence

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Shakur Stevenson Pencilled in for First WBC Defence

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Shakur Stevenson Pencilled in for First WBC Defence

According to Dan Rafael via his Fight Freaks Unite Substack, sources have told him WBC lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson is set for his first fight in 2024 against an as-yet unknown opponent, with the fight set to take place on a Top Rank Boxing card on July 6 at the Prudential Center in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.

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Shakur Stevenson Next Fight

Stevenson won the WBC lightweight strap in his last fight against Edwin De Los Santos at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Despite winning the vacant title, the New Jersey native was widely criticised – for his performance, where he seemed to look to jab and move. His opponent was reluctant to take chances, making for a low-action contest.

The champion will undoubtedly – be looking to impress in his next fight regardless of the opposition, especially if it is a home town fight for the 26-year-old.

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Whoever is next for Stevenson will have their hands full. Despite the disappointing last performance, he is a prestigious talent with an exceptional ring IQ. He controls the distance exceptionally well and counters impressively. The New Jersey native will see the smallest twitch from his opponent and pounce. Another interesting update from the report was that it will be the final bout on Stevenson’s Top Rank promotional agreement, with talks taking place over an extension, but no agreement being reached.

Career Highlights

Stevenson (21-0, 10 KOs) has enjoyed an impressive start to his professional career, remaining undefeated and showing many his outstanding boxing skills. He boats impressive wins against Joet Gonzalez, Jeremia Nakathila, and Shuichiro Yoshino. The New Jersey native southpaw will be fighting at the Prudential Center for the fourth time in his career and will be eager to send out a warning to the rest of the division.

Take a trip down memory lane with us to when Stevenson dominated Oscar Valdez.

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