Hometown Hero Shakur Stevenson Defeats Robson Conceição in Newark Extravaganza

NEWARK, N.J. — Shakur Stevenson misplaced his junior light-weight world titles on the dimensions Thursday afternoon. He wasn’t about to lose the combat. Stevenson bested Robson Conceição by 12-round unanimous choice (117-109 2x and 118-108) in entrance of 10,107 followers Friday night at Prudential Middle, the most important crowd ever to attend a boxing occasion on the enviornment.

Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) landed a career-high 199 punches, together with a physique shot knockdown within the fourth spherical. He surprised Conceição (17-2, 8 KOs) within the sixth, however the Brazilian challenger hung robust. Stevenson had a degree deducted by referee David Fields for hip tossing Conceição within the ninth spherical.

After the inauspicious ninth, Stevenson closed the present in pound-for-pound type, profitable the ultimate three rounds on all three judges’ playing cards. After lacking weight by 1.6 kilos the earlier day, Stevenson will now start his light-weight journey. Undisputed champion Devin Haney sits atop the 135-pound heap, with huge names like Vasiliy Lomachenko additionally in play.

“I had an extended week. I killed myself to make weight. All I need to do is are available right here and carry out. I did all the things I may to try this,” Stevenson mentioned. “I’m only a dominating particular person. With me versus him, the ref, I did all the things I may to try to beat {Conceicao} up as a lot as I may. He held me the entire evening, however I did all the things I may.

“I believe he was doing quite a lot of holding every time I used to be getting on the within. As quickly as I received on the within, he grabbed me.

“We gotta combat the champ. Me and Devin {Haney}, we may lock in. After he fights Kambosos, let’s get it on!”

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Rising light-weight Keyshawn “The Businessman” Davis, who captured a silver medal on the Tokyo Olympics, stopped Mexican veteran Omar Tienda within the fifth spherical in a career-best efficiency.

Davis (6-0, 5 KOs) set the tone within the first spherical, outlanding Tienda 15-5. He saved the stress on and ended issues in swift trend within the fifth. He knocked down Tienda with a proper hand, who appeared alert as he rose to his ft.

Davis then unleashed a torrent of left hooks that staggered Tienda (25-6, 18 KOs). That prompted referee Earl Brown to cease the carnage. Davis needed to withdraw from a pair of fights earlier this yr with a abdomen ailment, however he now has a clear invoice of well being. He hopes to return in December to shut out a profitable second yr within the professional ranks. 

Davis mentioned, “Actually, it felt like a dream come true. I couldn’t imagine I received an opportunity to carry out {on a card of this} magnitude once more being that I used to be out with well being points. I didn’t actually know what to anticipate in myself, however I all the time mentioned since I went professional, God has me. And he positively had me tonight.

“We’re working towards changing into a contender. My subsequent combat will put me in that course of sooner. Then subsequent yr, we’re positively going to be contending, and we’re going to be prime 10, for positive.”

Junior Light-weight: Henry Lebron (17-0, 10 KOs) UD 8 Andy Vences (23-4-1, 12 KOs), Scores: 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74. Lebron, one in every of Puerto Rico’s prime prospects, picked up probably the most significant win of his profession with a convincing displaying over the longtime contender. Vences, who has now misplaced three straight, pressed the motion within the opening spherical. Lebron, a southpaw stylist, opened a lower over Vences’ proper eye and tagged the San Jose native with vicious straight lefts. Vences, an 11-year-pro, was only a step too sluggish in opposition to his more energizing foe.

Featherweight: Bruce Carrington (5-0, 3 KOs) UD 6 Jose Argel (9-5, 3 KOs), Scores: 60-54 3x. “Shu Shu” Carrington, the most recent prodigy from Brownsville, Brooklyn, couldn’t put away the sturdy Chilean, however he banked useful rounds in going the six-round distance for the primary time. Argel has solely been knocked out as soon as as a professional and supplied an ample goal for Carrington, who labored off the jab and tagged him with left hooks and proper uppercuts.

Junior Middleweight: Pablo Valdez (7-0, 6 KOs) KO 4 Noe Alejandro Lopez (11-6-1, 4 KOs), 2:45. “The King of New York” thrilled his giant fan contingent that traveled throughout the Hudson River, pulling down Lopez 3 times en path to the stoppage. The third and remaining knockdown was a left look to the liver that compelled Lopez to spit out his mouthpiece.

Welterweight: Jahi Tucker (9-0, 5 KOs) UD 8 Jose Luis Sanchez (11-3-1, 4 KOs), Scores: 80-72 2x and 79-73. Lengthy Island native Tucker couldn’t cease the sturdy Sanchez, however he went the eight-round distance for the primary time in his profession. Tucker surprised Sanchez within the opening spherical, however Sanchez, the youthful brother of former world title challenger Jason Sanchez, weathered the early storm and supplied the 19-year-old phenom with a stern check.

Featherweight: Misael Lopez (14-1, 5 KOs) UD 8 Orlando Gonzalez (18-2, 11 KOs), Scores: 77-75, 78-74 and 79-73. Upset alert. Lopez, who fights out of Denver, Colorado, received his third straight bout and introduced himself as a featherweight contender on the rise. Gonzalez fell to 1-2 in his final three bouts after beginning his profession 17-0.

Junior Featherweight: Floyd Diaz (7-0, 2 KOs) UD 6 Juan Hernandez (2-2-1), Scores: 58-55 2x and 59-54. Diaz emerged victorious in a firefight that was probably the most taxing of his younger profession. He knocked down Hernandez on the finish of the third spherical however ran out of time to notch the knockout. The ultimate half of the bout went forwards and backwards, as Hernandez had pockets of success preventing at shut vary. Diaz surprised Hernandez with an uppercut within the sixth to place a bow on his efficiency.

Welterweight: Antoine Cobb (1-0-2, 1 KO) DRAW 4 Jaylan Phillips (1-2-2, 1 KO). Scores: 40-36 Cobb, 39-37 Phillips and 38-38. It was déjà vu, as Cobb and Phillips fought to their second draw of the yr. It was a rematch of their April bout, and as soon as once more, the judges have been cut up. Phillips surprised Cobb within the fourth spherical, however that was not sufficient to swing the rematch in his favor.

Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and likewise a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.


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