An exciting fight night awaits boxing fans worldwide as Shakur Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs) will take on Robson Conceicao (17-1, 8 KOs) on Friday, September 23. Here, you will know about the Stevenson vs Conceicao game.
The bout will take place at Prudential Center arena in New Jersey which is Stevenson’s hometown. Both fighters had great amateur careers. Conceicao won lightweight gold while Stevenson managed to win silver at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Conceicao also won medals at two world championships.
Stevenson climbed the ranking rapidly since turning professional. The American won his first world title in the featherweight category in just his 12th professional fight. He is a world champion in two weight classes with the WBO super-featherweight title and the WBC and The Ring super-featherweight titles.
On the other hand, Conceicao has been struggling with his form. He fought almost no one notable and not progressing to 12-rounders. The 33-year-old will aim to make a strong comeback and ride on momentum from Friday’s bout.
- Shakur Stevenson: 131.6lbs
- Robson Conceição 129.6lbs
The super-featherweight limit is 130 lbs and Stevenson weighed 1.6 lbs over the limit while Conceição managed to keep himself within it on the scales. Stevenson will not be able to defend his titles but Conceição can claim them with a victory.
When will Stevenson vs Conceicao be held?
- Date: The event will be held on Friday, September 23
- Time: Main Card- 10 p.m. ET; Ring Walks- 11:30 p.m. ET
How can I Watch Stevenson vs Conceicao?
The Stevenson vs Conceicao bout will be live streamed on ESPN+. The main card is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The ring walks are expected around 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT. A monthly subscription to ESPN+ costs $9.99/month.
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Prudential Center arena, New Jersey, US
- Capacity: 19,500
The Stevenson Vs Conceicao bout will take place at Prudential Center arena in New Jersey, United States which is Stevenson’s hometown.
Find the full card for Stevenson vs Conceicao event below.
- Main event:
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceição, 12 rounds, for now, vacant WBC, WBO, and The Ring junior lightweight titles (only Conceição can win them)
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Omar Tienda, 8 rounds, lightweights
- Jahi Tucker vs. Jose Luis Sanchez, 6 rounds, welterweights
- Bruce Carrington vs. Jose Argel, 6 rounds, featherweight
- Armani Almestica vs. Omar Urieta, 6 rounds, lightweight
- Pablo Valdez vs. Noe Alejandro Lopez, 6 rounds, welterweight
- Orlando Gonzalez vs. Misael Lopez, 8 rounds, featherweight
- Floyd Diaz vs. Eduardo Diogo, 6 rounds, junior featherweight
Stevenson vs Conceicao: Prediction
- Conceicao expected to win the bout
Stevenson and Conceicao’s styles and movements are similar. However, the key difference is Stevenson usually provides counter-punching whenever needed. Meanwhile, Conceicao is a genuine counter-puncher.
Conceicao has more skills in his pack but Stevenson’s timing and techniques are almost flawless. How he appears in front of a big opponent is the thing to watch. The scenes would mostly depend on Stevenson. The bout is expected to offer some high-voltage actions whatsoever. They both fought against Mexican boxer Oscar Valdez and Conceicao lost while Stevenson seemed to be a level above, which is significant.