Shakur Stevenson is one of the youngest champions in boxing today and is ready to make his mark in the sport. Oscar Valdez is looking to prove he is the real deal.
The two will face off Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the WBO, WBC and The Ring super featherweight titles.
Stevenson, 24, won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and made his pro debut in 2017. He won the WBO featherweight title in 2019, defeating Joet Gonzalez. He then moved up to super featherweight and won three three fights in 2020. Stevenson captured the interim WBO super featherweight title last June against Jeremiah Nakathila. He beat Jamel Herring via TKO to win the WBO belt last October.
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Valdez, 31, made his pro debut in 2012 after winning a silver medal in the 2011 Pan American Games. He started his career with 10 consecutive TKOs or knockouts. In 2016, he won the WBO-NABO featherweight title, and in November of that year he beat Hiroshige Osawa to win the WBO featherweight title. Valdez defended the title six times.
He moved to super featherweight in 2019. Valdez beat Miguel Berchelt via knockout in February 2021 to win the WBC title. He last fought in September; a successful title defense against Robson Conceicao.
The Sporting News has all the information you need to watch the fight, including channel, time and fight card.
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The Stevenson vs. Valdez main card will air on ESPN. It can be live streamed through ESPN+.
Fans in Canada can watch Stevenson vs. Valdez via fuboTV, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus and Eastlink.
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Fans can watch the fight on ESPN+ for $6.99 per month, or with a $69.99 annual subscription.
Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Valdez will take place Saturday, April 30. The main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET following the prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET. Stevenson and Valdez should make their way to the ring around midnight ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.