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Tonight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Shakur Stevenson, the two-weight kingpin, and Edwin De Los Santos are clashing for the vacant WBC lightweight world title. In the co-main event, Emanuel Navarrete will be defending his WBO junior lightweight world title against Robson Conceicao. The main card will be live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ starting 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
Starting 5:40 p.m. ET/2:40 p.m. PT, the undercard goes live and is stacked with talent. Undefeated Brian Norman Jr. (24-0, 19 KOs) faces off against Quinton Randall (13-0-1, 3 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight battle that promises fireworks. Then there’s the eight-round bantamweight duel between Floyd “Cashflow” Diaz (9-0, 3 KOs) and Max Ornelas (15-1-1, 5 KOs), where speed and skill will be on full display.
Don’t miss U.S. Olympian Troy Isley (10-0, 4 KOs) stepping up against Mexico’s Vladimir Hernandez (14-5, 6 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight fight that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. And keep an eye out for top prospects Emiliano Fernando Vargas (7-0, 6 KOs) and Hugo Micallef (8-0, 1 KO) showcasing their skills in separate six-rounders.
As for predictions?
Shakur Stevenson, a name that has become synonymous with boxing excellence, is a talent that comes along once in a generation. His rise to the top is not just a story of talent, but one of sheer dedication, strategic brilliance, and an unwavering determination to be the best. In the ring, Stevenson is a masterclass in action, blending speed, agility, and a pinpoint precision that leaves both fans and foes in awe.
What truly sets Stevenson apart is his incredible boxing IQ. He reads his opponents like an open book, anticipating their moves, countering with a grace and efficiency that’s almost poetic. His fights aren’t just displays of physical power; they are strategic chess matches where he’s always two steps ahead.
Stevenson’s ability to dominate across multiple weight divisions speaks volumes about his versatility and adaptability. He’s not just winning fights; he’s making statements, leaving an indelible mark on the boxing world. Each fight is a showcase of his evolution as a fighter, constantly refining his skills, adapting new techniques, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the ring.
Off the ring, Stevenson’s commitment to his craft is equally impressive. His rigorous training regime, mental preparation, and dedication to staying at peak physical condition are a testament to his professional ethos. He’s not just a fighter; he’s an ambassador of the sport, inspiring a new generation of boxers to strive for greatness.
OK, so who wins?
In the Stevenson vs. De Los Santos match, it’s tough to call. Stevenson has the finesse, but De Los Santos packs a real punch. My bet? Stevenson wil dominate with his tactical brilliance, but expect De Los Santos to give it his all.