Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino which is a WBC title lightweight eliminator, will stream live on all of the ESPN platforms this Saturday.
A WBC lightweight title eliminator bout, hosted by Top Rank & ESPN, is heading to the Tri-state area this weekend. Former two-division champion Shakur Stevenson (19-0) will put his undefeated record on the line against Shuichiro Yoshino (16-0), a former Japanese lightweight champion. As Top Rank continues to be in the Stevenson business, this fight will build towards a lightweight title for Stevenson within the next 12-18 months.
Stevenson is coming from a year where he earned two unanimous decision victories over some top-quality opponents (Oscar Valdez & Robson Conceicao). This fight is at his home in Newark, NJ, and there will be some pressure on him to win decisively once again in front of family and friends.
Yoshino is a virtual unknown in the U.S., as all his bouts were held in Japan. Yoshino has an extensive amateur pedigree and will look to shock boxing fans and bookies who have him as a huge underdog.
STEVENSON VS. YOSHINO BETTING ODDS
Per Draft Kings, Shakur Stevenson is the favorite at -1600, and Shuichiro Yoshino is the underdog at +800.
Shakur Stevenson: Decision -230; KO/TKO +220
Shuichiro Yoshino: Decision +2500; KO/TKO +1100
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STEVENSON VS. YOSHINO DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, April 8
- Start time: 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 12:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS STEVENSON VS. YOSHINO?
- U.S.: ESPN+
- UK: Sky Sports
SHAKUR STEVENSON VS. SHUICHIRO YOSHINO FIGHT CARD
- Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino; lightweight
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Anthony Yigit; lightweight
- Jared Anderson vs. George Arias; heavyweight
- Troy Isley vs. Roy Barringer; super-welterweight
- Damian Knyba vs. Curtis Harper; heavyweight
- Bruce Carrington vs. Brandon Chambers; featherweight
- Kelvin Davis vs. Nelson Morale; super-lightweight
- Antoine Cobb vs. Jaylan Phillips; super-lightweight