Shakur Stevenson Loses Titles On Scale For Robson Conceicao Fight
By means of Robert Segal: WBC/WBO super featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson out of place his two titles on the scales on Thursday after weighing in at 131.6 lbs for his battle against Robson Conceicao at the Prudential Heart in Newark, New Jersey.
Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs) decided on not to strip down or use the two hours allotted to him to lose the extra weight.
This switch dissatisfied Conceicao (17-1, 8 KOs) because of he felt that Stevenson was once unprofessional and set a poor example for his place of birth of Newark. Conceicao made weight at 129.6 lbs.
Stevenson is already shifting up to 135 in his next battle, so he virtually no doubt didn’t see it as very important for him to make weight for this battle against Conceicao. Given that, he would have been vacating his WBC & WBO 130-lb titles anyway.
You might want to right away see the size difference between Stevenson and Conceicao when the two have been on the scales. Stevenson appeared higher and not more decrease up.
When Shakur were given right here in heavy, they offered the body offer protection to to allow him to strip down, on the other hand he shook his head, permitting them to know that he wasn’t . That showed that Stevenson didn’t care that he was once sacrificing his WBC & WBO belts.
When Stevenson moves up to 135, he might simply vacate the Devin Haney vs. George Kambosos Jr II rematch winner.
“He discussed the day prior to this I am fake. So he shows to the sphere who is pretend is him,” discussed Conceicao to Fighthype about Shakur Stevenson missing weight at Thursday’s weigh-in. “This guy is not professional.
“He must give an example in your place of birth [Newark], and that’s showing the opposite. He’s not an example; he’s not professional. So that’s a shame for the entire boxing global.
“It appears that evidently, although he’d made the burden, I might have taken his belts. I know I’m going to take his belts. I don’t care if he helps to keep the belt or if he doesn’t deserve it anymore. My functional is taking the belts.
“I’m going to take the belts area. I don’t speak about one of these lot like him. So I’m a licensed athlete throughout the ring and not speak about one of these lot like him. So if he wishes to speak, it’s scary about him. The next day, I’m going to show the sphere the professional athlete that I am.
“Any more or less champion and pound-for-pound will have to be an example for the sphere. So that’s not what he is. He’s not an example,” discussed Conceicao.