Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceição Presser & Weigh-in Video – Stevenson Loses Belts On The Scale!

NEWARK, N.J. (Sept. 21, 2022) — Shakur Stevenson is 2 days away from the last word homecoming. The WBC/WBO/Ring Journal junior light-weight king will defend his belts Friday night in opposition to Robson Conceição (17-1, 8 KOs) at Prudential Middle. Stevenson, a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, is a Newark native who’s combating at house as a world champion for the primary time.

Earlier than Stevenson and Conceição took the mic, the Mayor’s Workplace of the Metropolis of Newark offered Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs) with a proclamation declaring September 21, 2022, as Shakur Stevenson Day within the metropolis. That was adopted up by particular plaque from Quitman Avenue College college students, Stevenson attended Quitman Avenue for elementary faculty, and the constructing sits lower than a mile from Prudential Middle.

Within the eight-round light-weight co-feature, U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (5-0, 4 KOs) steps up at school in opposition to Omar Tienda (25-5, 18 KOs).

At Wednesday’s press convention, that is what the fighters needed to say.

Shakur Stevenson

“Actually, I’m simply able to battle. I’m probably not targeted on the stress. I don’t care about all that. I’m actually targeted on placing within the work on Friday evening. I’m simply able to battle on the finish of the day. All I can take into consideration is combating and performing. That’s all the pieces that’s on my thoughts.”

“He’s an excellent fighter. However I believe he misplaced in opposition to Valdez. In the event you left it within the judges’ arms, you then misplaced. I fought Valdez, and I beat the s*** out of him. I don’t have any excuses. He’s speaking about having COVID or one thing earlier than his final battle. All I hear are excuses. I’m able to battle. Inform him to not have any excuses on Friday evening. I’m able to beat him up.”

“I by no means go away it within the arms of the judges. I am going in there and take all the pieces that I would like.”

Robson Conceição

“It was very touching for me to be welcomed by my group right here. Sure, I perceive that Shakur is a local, however I additionally really feel proper at house right here.”

“I’m very motivated. I’ve skilled all my life for this second. The world was capable of see that I used to be higher than Oscar Valdez. I ought to have gained. So, he’s probably not defending two titles as a result of one ought to have been mine. I’m a champion and not using a crown, and I’m prepared for Friday evening.”

“Shakur is somebody that I actually respect. He’s an awesome athlete. I can inform that he’s younger, in all probability overly excited and speaks a little bit an excessive amount of. This coming Friday, there’ll solely be one champ, and that champ is me.”

Bob Arum

That is what it’s all about. Shakur and Robson had their first skilled fights with High Rank. Now, they’re combating for a world title on the large stage with tens of millions of individuals watching on tv and all through the world. You noticed beforehand all these younger males who’re combating on the undercard. They’ll quickly take their place on these sorts of phases, combating on essential occasions. That is how boxing must be. That is why I’m nonetheless round doing it on the age of 90.”

Keyshawn Davis

“Keyshawn goes to be Keyshawn and he’s going to have enjoyable in there. The expertise that Shakur and I’ve is extraordinary. We each get to indicate our expertise again to again. Identical to I mentioned final time in Las Vegas once I fought alongside him, the followers are going to be the winners on the finish of the evening. And that’s positively what occurred. We’re positively wanting ahead to simply giving the followers what they got here out and paid for.”

“Is he my hardest opponent but? I don’t know. I’m going to attend and see. I’m hoping that it’s an awesome battle for me in order that I can continue to learn and creating. I’m greater than ready for this battle each mentally and bodily.”

Omar Tienda

“I’m completely satisfied to be within the co-feature of an occasion of his caliber. I’m excited and completely satisfied to have the ability to come right here and do my job. What will we deliver that could be totally different? Effectively, clearly expertise, laborious work and power. We can even deliver large surprises for your complete evening.”

“You all know why I’ve ‘The Heroe’ as my nickname. I labored 13 years in emergency rescue, doing totally different sorts of rescues internationally. Not solely in 2008, however in 2010, 2014 and the final one in 2016. They’ve been essential rescues during which lives are in danger, the place we all know that we’ve got to go in there and work and the place we don’t know if we’ll be returning to see our households.”

“So, for me, that is about working, enjoyment and happiness. We’ve come to attain the upset and the title of ‘The Heroe’ will ring as soon as extra.”

Bruce Carrington

“Being on High Rank boxing is the perfect transfer that I’ve ever made. I’m completely satisfied to be part of this group. The sky is the restrict, and I’m able to proceed proving myself. I simply need to step into the ring and showcase my expertise so that everyone can see what I’m able to doing. High Rank is the place to be for you to have the ability to showcase that.”

Jahi Tucker

“I simply need to thank God for the chance to be right here. It is a testomony to all of the laborious work we’ve carried out, and this Friday we’re going to indicate all of the laborious work. This implies the world to me.”

CLICK HERE for PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO (Courtesy: High Rank)

NEWARK, N.J. (Sept. 20, 2022) — WBC/WBO/Ring Journal junior light-weight world champion Shakur Stevenson has by no means fought at house as a world champion. The six letters on the entrance of his trunks — Newark — represents his previous and speedy future.

Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs), a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, will defend his belts in opposition to Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceição (17-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at Prudential Middle. He has fought at Prudential Middle as soon as earlier than. In July 2019, he stopped Alberto Guevara in his final battle earlier than profitable the WBO featherweight world title that October.

A world championship homecoming, although, feels a little bit totally different. Stevenson kicked off battle week Tuesday afternoon at Boylan Avenue Recreation Middle, the place he met a number of dozen native kids and was greeted by Councilwoman LaMonica McIver and different politicians from Newark and the encompassing areas. Stevenson skilled at Boylan as a teenager and all the time makes a degree to return to his roots.

Earlier that day, Conceição obtained a hero’s welcome at Mantena International Care, a Newark-based nonprofit that serves the Latino group within the metropolis. Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood is house to one of many nation’s largest Brazilian populations. Many native dignitaries, together with East Ward Council Member Michael J. Silva, have been readily available to help Conceição.

“I knew that Newark had a big Brazilian inhabitants, however I’m humbled by the reception I’ve obtained at this time,” Conceição mentioned. “I battle for my nation, and I’ll go on the market Friday evening to win these titles for my individuals.”

Friday, September 23

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET/7p.m. PT)

Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceição, 12 rounds, Stevenson’s WBC/WBO/Ring Journal Junior Light-weight World Titles

Keyshawn Davis vs. Omar Tienda, 8 rounds, light-weight

ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)

Andy Vences vs. Henry Lebron, 8 rounds, junior light-weight

Bruce Carrington vs. Jose Argel, 6 rounds, featherweight

Pablo Valdez vs. Noe Alejandro Lopez, 6 rounds, welterweight

Jahi Tucker vs. Jose Luis Sanchez, 8 rounds, welterweight

Orlando Gonzalez vs. Misael Lopez, 8 rounds, featherweight

Floyd Diaz vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior featherweight

Antoine Cobb vs. Jaylan Phillips, 4 rounds, welterweight

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