Thursday, November 16, 10:30 p.m. ET/ 7:30 p.m. PT Live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+
Shakur Stevenson has his sights set on a trio of world titles, and come Thursday, Nov. 16, he’ll be squaring off against the Dominican Edwin De Los Santos for the WBC lightweight world title.
Meanwhile, on the same card and no less intriguing, Mexico’s Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete will be putting his WBO junior lightweight belt on the line against Brazil’s very own two-time world title contender, Robson Conceição.
Broadcasting giants, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ will air the action live at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. And just as a heads up, this dynamic duo of fights launches Las Vegas’s race week, which is always a blast.
Interested in attending? Well, Top Rank, in a collaborative dance with Sampson Boxing, will have tickets up for grabs starting Friday, Oct. 6 at 12 p.m. PT. Check out AXS.com to snag yours.
A quick look at the fighters:
- Shakur Stevenson (20-0, 10 KOs): Straight outta Newark, New Jersey, Stevenson has clinched titles in two divisions during his impressive five-year professional journey. Post his silver medal win in the 2016 Olympics, he turned pro and has been unstoppable, collecting titles and impressing fans and critics alike.
- Edwin De Los Santos (16-1, 14 KOs): This Dominican southpaw packs a punch! Debuted in 2018, De Los Santos showcased his skills mainly in his homeland. He might have faced a minor hiccup in his U.S. debut, but since then, he’s been on a tear, taking down his adversaries with style and grit.
- Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (38-1, 31 KOs): After winning his first world title against Isaac Dogboe, Navarrete’s career has soared. He’s conquered three divisions and is possibly eyeing a fourth. For now, he remains a significant force at 130 pounds.
- Robson Conceição (17-2, 8 KOs): This Brazilian boxer carved his name in history by bagging an Olympic gold for boxing. After turning pro, he’s been in the mix for world titles, proving himself against top-contender opponents. This fight offers him another golden opportunity, his third, to claim a world championship.
ESPN+’s Undercard Bouts
First up, we’ve got our undefeated welterweight stars, Brian Norman Jr. (24-0, 19 KOs) and Quinton Randall (13-0-1, 3 KOs). Trust me, this 10-round bout is one for the books. Norman’s not just riding on his dad’s coattails – though Brian Sr. was no slouch in his day! Young Brian has been making waves, especially with those solid wins against Rodrigo Coria and Jesus Campos. Meanwhile, Randall, after besting both Terry Chatwood and Willie Jones, is itching for another notch in his belt.
Las Vegas’ own prodigies, Floyd “Cashflow” Diaz (9-0, 3 KOs) and Max Ornelas (15-1-1, 5 KOs), are ready to square off in an eight-round junior featherweight showdown. Diaz, fresh from a stellar win on the Devin Haney-Vasiliy Lomachenko undercard, and Ornelas, still smarting from that controversial decision against Hector Valdez, both have a point to prove.
Speaking of talent, U.S. Olympian Troy Isley (10-0, 4 KOs) is raring to go, set to take on Mexico’s Vladimir Hernandez (14-5, 6 KOs). Isley’s been unstoppable this past year, but with Hernandez’s wins against big names, this fight is anyone’s game.
Then there’s young gun Abdullah Mason (10-0, 8 KOs), a mere 19 years and already turning heads. He’s set to trade blows with Texas’ own Jose Cardenas (7-1, 5 KOs). Given Mason’s impressive streak this year, this bout promises fireworks.
And let’s not forget our local junior lightweight champ, Andres Cortes (20-0, 11 KOs), stepping up against Freddy Fonseca (30-6-1, 20 KOs) from Nicaragua. Riding high from his recent victory over Xavier Martinez, Cortes is one to watch.
Last but by no means least, Ablaikhan Zhussupov (4-0, 3 KOs), our star from Kazakhstan, will be facing off against Mark Dawson (11-1-1, 4 KOs). Eight rounds of pure adrenaline are guaranteed.
Thursday, November 16, is shaping up to be a thrilling day for boxing fans, courtesy of ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+. The evening is headlined by Shakur Stevenson taking on Edwin De Los Santos in a 12-round battle for the Vacant WBC Lightweight World Title.
Emanuel Navarrete will defend his WBO Junior Lightweight World Title against Robson Conceição. Also scheduled for 12 rounds.
Earlier in the day, ESPN+ will stream several exciting fights starting at 5:40 p.m. ET. Brian Norman Jr. will face Quinton Randall for the WBO International Welterweight Title over 10 rounds. Floyd Diaz and Max Ornelas are set for an 8-round bantamweight fight, while Troy Isley and Vladimir Hernandez will clash in an 8-round middleweight bout.
The action-packed card continues with Emiliano Fernando Vargas versus Brandon Mendoza in a 6-round lightweight fight. Heavyweights Jackson Murray and Steven Torres will go head-to-head in a 6-round bout. Abdullah Mason is set to fight Jose Cardenas in another 6-round lightweight match.
The undercard also features Hugo Micallef against Sergio Odabai in a 6-round junior welterweight fight and Giovanni Sarchioto taking on Lucas de Abreu in a 6-round super middleweight bout.
Weigh In Results
(ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+, 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT)
• Shakur Stevenson 133.8 lbs. vs. Edwin De Los Santos 134.3 lbs
(Vacant WBC Lightweight World Title – 12 Rounds)
• Emanuel Navarrete 130 lbs vs. Robson Conceição 129.3 lbs
(Navarrete’s WBO Junior Lightweight World Title — 12 Rounds)
(ESPN+, 5:40 p.m. ET/2:40 p.m. PT)
• Brian Norman Jr. 146.4 lbs vs. Quinton Randall 145.8 lbs
• Floyd Diaz 117.7 lbs vs. Max Ornelas 117.9 lbs
(Bantamweight — 8 Rounds)
• Troy Isley 159.7 lbs vs. Vladimir Hernandez 156.8 lbs
(Middleweight — 8 Rounds)
• Emiliano Fernando Vargas 135.6 lbs vs. Brandon Mendoza 134.9 lbs
(Lightweight — 6 Rounds)
• Jackson Murray 230.7 lbs vs. Steven Torres 240.7 lbs
(Heavyweight — 6 Rounds)
• Abdullah Mason 134.4 lbs vs. Jose Cardenas 134.6 lbs
(Lightweight — 6 Rounds)
• Hugo Micallef 142.7 lbs vs. Sergio Odabai 141.7 lbs
(Junior Welterweight — 6 Rounds)
• Giovanni Sarchioto 167 lbs vs. Lucas de Abreu 166.3 lbs
(Super Middleweight— 6 Rounds)