SHAKUR STEVENSON WINS
SHAKUR STEVENSON WIN THE FIGHT BY UNIFIED DECISION TO RETAIN THE UNIFIED FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE
Shakur Stevenson takes the last lap and shows his full potential. It will certainly be a unanimous decision in favor of the American.
Valdez just defends and tries to counter, but Stevenson doesn’t let his defense down. The American has great size and range in his shots.
Favorable round for Stevenson who tries to finish everything with jabs and finishing combo with a long distance punch.
Valdéz counterattacks and connects left jabs, Stevenson looks for the final blow, but doesn’t succeed
The exchange of blows in this round was impressive. The power punches have been crossed and it seems Shakur’s advantage isn’t that great now.
Oscar Valdez lands a combination of punches but is exposed and Stevenson capitalizes. Shakur’s defense is very good against the resurgent Mexican.
STEVENSON LANDED A POWERFUL RIGHT HOOK AND STAGGERED VALDEZ. BIG ROUND FOR THE AMERICAN AND HE NEARLY KO’D IT.
Shakur Stevenson had a great lap and even dangled Valdez. The Mexican almost fell
The fight starts to get dirty and both fighters execute illegal but unpunished punches. Valdez gains confidence and connects some big jabs and uppercuts.
Oscar Valdez reappears in the fight and gets a good third round, but it won’t be enough. Stevenson maintains the power of his attacks.
Another favorable round for Stevenson, who keeps the distance with his shots. Valdez fails to connect big punches and loses another round.
Shakur Stevenson dominates with short but effective jabs. Valdez is still not defending and showing his power.
The bell rings and the fight that will unify the featherweight title begins.
ALL READY FOR VALDEZ VS. STEVENSON
The fighters are gearing up, the national anthems of Mexico and the United States are being played, and the main bout is about to begin.
WIN FOR KEYSHAWN DAVIES
Davies won the fight after dominating much of it. In the end, the American showed why he was the favorite to win thanks to a distinctive hook combination.
Next fight: Keyshawn Davis vs. Esteban Sanchez
Easy fight with eight rounds
ALI WASH WINS FIRST ROUND
Actually, the fight lasted only one breath. It took Ali Wash just one round to finish off Ibarrá. A left hand defined the fight
Next fight: Nico Ali Walsh vs. Alejandro Ibarra
This will be a four round middleweight substitution bout.
Muratalla was far superior
Muratalla destroyed Hill and only needed three turns to show his power. Great left hook that gave him the win.
Next fight: Raymond Muratalla vs. Jeremy Hill
This fight will consist of eight rounds and will be part of the lightweight division.
STELLAR POSTER BOARD
From that moment begins the outstanding line-up for the evening, which will conclude the evening with Oscar Valdez and Shakur Stevenson fighting for the unification featherweight championship.
ANDRES CORTES WINS THE FIGHT
Next fight: Andres Cortes vs. Alexis del Bosque
This fight will end the night’s undercard. It will be an eight-round super featherweight bout.
TROY ISLEY WINS BY KO
Next fight: Troy Isley vs. Anthony Hannah
This bout will consist of six rounds and will be part of the middleweight division.
ABDULLAH MASON KO’D RAMOS
The American grabbed a very quick win over Argentinian Luciano Ramos. The judge had to stop the fight due to the beatings received by the South American.
Next fight: Abdullah Mason vs. Luciano Ramos
This fight will have a total of 4 rounds and will be part of the lightweight division.
BALANCE BETWEEN COBB AND PHILLIPS
THE EVENT BEGINS
The first fight of the evening begins between Antoine Cobb and Jaylan Phillips.
Everything is ready
The MGM Grand Arena is gearing up and will soon be hosting one of the most anticipated fights in the boxing world.
The Central American and Caribbean Champion
Óscar Valdéz does not give up hope of becoming one of Mexico’s historical references in boxing. With a gold medal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games and a silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, Valdéz has the case to earn further recognition and tell the world he’s the champion of the division.
Stevenson, from Olympian to pro
Shakur Stevenson competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he won the silver medal in the 52 kg bantamweight division. The 24-year-old boxer is known for his tenacity and incredible right hook. Today he may be the undisputed featherweight champion of the world.
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When is the boxing match?
Argentina: 10:00 p.m. on ESPN and Star+
Bolivia: 9 p.m. on ESPN and Star+
Brazil: 10:00 p.m. on ESPN and TNT Sports
Chile: 10 p.m. on ESPN and Star+
Colombia: 8 p.m. on ESPN and Star+
Ecuador: 8 p.m. on ESPN and Star+
US (ET): 9:00 p.m
Spain: 2:00 a.m. (May 1)
Mexico: 8:00 p.m. on TV Azteca
Paraguay: 9 p.m. on ESPN and Star+
Peru: 8 p.m. on ESPN and Star+
Uruguay: 10:00 p.m. on ESPN and Star+
Statements by Valdéz
“The odds are against me and everyone thinks he’s going to walk all over me, but just like against Miguel Berchelt, I’ll use that as motivation. I know I’ve got a tough fight ahead of me, but it’s not something I have . never done.”
“I think it’s a fight that will take me to the next level. Right now this is the Shakur Stevenson era and I’m Shakur Stevenson. I’m not Floyd Mayweather. Two different fighters, two different people, but I’m gonna come in, come out and hit him.”
Shakur Stevenson’s last fight
Shakur Stevenson won the WBO super featherweight title after defeating Jamel Herring with a resounding KO result for Stevenson.
Valdéz’s last fight
Oscar Valdez comes into this fight after a controversial win over Brazilian Robson Conseicao with a decision that didn’t sit well with many boxing critics. Against Stevenson he will have to show all his strength in the ring.
Shakur Stevenson is a professional boxer of American nationality but of Puerto Rican descent. This fighter has experience in the Olympic context and has 17 wins (9 by KO). With his track record of liaison rights, Stevenson wants to be the sole and undisputed featherweight champion, and to become that he must beat Valdez.
Oscar Valdez enters this fight with aspirations to win one of the most important fights of his career. The Mexican currently has 30 wins (23 by KO) and is hoping to achieve his 24th knockout in the fight that unifies the featherweight titles.
The MGM Grand
The MGM Grand Las Vegas is a hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. It is owned and operated by the MGM Mirage Company. Its event pavilion is suitable for all types of events, especially boxing and mixed martial arts. Boxing and the city of Las Vegas have a special mystique when they complement each other.
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