Shakur Stevenson misses weight for title bout with Robson Conceicao, loses WBC and WBO titles on the dimensions


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Shakur Stevenson is completed a junior light-weight. The unified champion at 130 kilos not holds that title after lacking weight by 1.6 kilos for his matchup with Robson Conceicao on Thursday. Stevenson had the prospect to chop the final little bit of weight after hitting the dimensions however selected to not.

He addressed his miss on social media.

“I gave it my all. I’ve been professional my whole career and made weight, but my body just can’t make 130 anymore,” Stevenson wrote. “My health has to come first. I’m moving up to 135 in my next fight.”

The titles will nonetheless be on the road for Conceicao, who made weight at 129.6 kilos. The belts will not be formally vacant till the combat begins on Friday night time in Newark, New Jersey.

Stevenson was principally anticipated to maneuver as much as light-weight subsequent even earlier than his miss on the dimensions. An absence of top-tier opponents at junior light-weight, together with how deep 135 kilos at the moment is, made this choice appear so much simpler. Bouts with the likes of undisputed champion Devin Haney, Vasiliy Lomachenko and even Gervonta “Tank” Davis all now really feel very potential.

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