Stevenson-De Los Santos and Emanuel Navarrete-Robson Conceição will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT
Ahead of their vacant WBC lightweight world title showdown on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, pound-for-pound standout Shakur Stevenson (20-0, 10 KOs) and the Dominican powerhouse Edwin De Los Santos (16-1, 14 KOs) showcased their skills during a public workout.
Also featured in the world championship co-main event is Mexico’s Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (38-1, 31 KOs), who will be defending his WBO junior lightweight title against Brazil’s two-time world title contender Robson Conceição (17-2, 8 KOs).
Fans can catch the Stevenson-De Los Santos and Navarrete-Conceição fights live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
During the Monday media workout, the fighters shared their thoughts:
“The excitement for this fight is high. Edwin De Los Santos is a formidable opponent, but I am fully prepared to dominate.”
“Our focus is on the present. The fight this Thursday is our priority, and I am determined to reclaim my title.”
“Edwin is a skilled boxer, but I anticipate his strategies and plan to outmaneuver him by the fourth round.”
Edwin De Los Santos:
“Our purpose here is clear: to engage in a significant fight. I feel my abilities were initially overlooked, but now Stevenson recognizes the challenge he faces.”
“I’m thrilled to be fighting in Las Vegas for a world title, fulfilling one of my lifelong dreams on November 16.”
“I’m excited to join everyone for this workout and ready for yet another bout to defend my title at 130 pounds.”
“We are aware of the caliber of my opponent. He’s a strong fighter, but I’m prepared to defend my title with the resilience and spirit of a Mexican warrior.”
“Competing in Las Vegas is an honor for any athlete, not just boxers. It’s a privilege to be here and I’m grateful for the opportunity.”
“I was offered this incredible opportunity right before what would have been my previous fight. We chose to focus on preparing for this November 16th bout.”
“Being part of this major event is a crucial moment in my career. The lineup includes respected athletes like Shakur Stevenson and Emanuel Navarrete. This being my third chance at a world title, I’m determined to replicate my Olympic success.”
Emiliano Vargas Added to Shakur Stevenson-Edwin De Los Santos Undercard
Emiliano Fernando Vargas is gearing up for another scuffle. This time, the bright lights of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada await him on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Emiliano Vargas, just 19 and already riding the legacy of his father – the ex-junior middleweight champ Fernando Vargas – is all set for his sixth bout of the year. This lightweight fight won’t be a walk in the park, as he squares off against the equally undefeated Cristian Olivares. Ready to live-stream the Vargas-Olivares fight? You’re in luck – the entire undercard and main event will be exclusively broadcasted on ESPN+.
Switch your clocks to 10:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. PT, and don’t miss out on the ESPN-televised action. The main event? Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos are fighting for the vacant WBC lightweight world title. And right before that, catch the battle for the WBO junior lightweight title between Emanuel Navarrete and Robson Conceição.
Thinking about attending in person? The event, brought to life by Top Rank and their partners, Sampson Boxing, opens up ticket sales on Friday, Oct. 6 at 12 p.m. PT. You can grab them on AXS.com.
Here’s a brief rewind on Vargas’s recent feats. With a solid 7-0 record and 6 KOs under his belt, he stepped into the pro arena last May. Signing up with Top Rank shortly after, Vargas clinched win after win. His impressive roll includes memorable moments, like the time he took down Rafael Jasso with a lethal body shot at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in May. And let’s not forget how Alejandro Guardado bit the dust in the third round, courtesy of Vargas. On the flip side, Olivares (10-0, 5 KOs) is entering this fight right after securing a respectable unanimous decision win against Franco Facundo Huanque earlier this year.
In a passionate statement, Vargas remarked, “I grew up in the shadows of Las Vegas. And now? I’m beyond excited to fight amidst the biggest sports festivities the city will witness this year. I’ve got my eyes on the ‘Prospect of the Year’ title, and come November 16, I’ll let my fists do the talking.”