Stevenson Looks To Target Big Names After Clary
Saturday night, Shakur Stevenson makes his return back inside “The Bubble” in Vegas, as he is the headliner for Top Rank Boxing. He takes on Toka Khan Clary on ESPN starting at 10 p.m. E.T.
For the undefeated Stevenson (14-0, 8 KOs), the whole lead up into this fight, is once he gets past Cleary, he is looking to take on the big names at 130. Stevenson took this fight on short notice and was hoping that he would step in to face fellow stablemate, Oscar Valdez but speaking with Boxingscene stated that his camp wanted no part of it.
The weigh-in is over and Toka Kahn Clary 129lb plans to make a big statement when he faces Shakur Stevenson 130lb in tomorrow night's main event on @ESPN at 10pm ET/7pm PT. @DiBellaEnt #StevensonClary #boxing pic.twitter.com/DJISwgEVgv
— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) December 11, 2020
“Once they said that the Valdez and Berchelt fight wasn’t gonna happen, I really wanted to come in and fight Valdez, take Berchelt’s spot and fight Valdez,” Stevenson said in an interview to BoxingScene.com. “But I guess Valdez’s team and them don’t want that fight right now. I think that they don’t want that fight at all. I think that for as long as they can, they’re gonna try to avoid that fight.”
To Valdez’s defense, the contest with Miguel Berchelt, which was the original matchup tonight, would be a title shot, and the one he had taken on Stevenson wouldn’t. That fight is the next one for both of them at some point next year.
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