The 25-year-old Shakur Stevenson has become a true force since moving from featherweight to junior-lightweight. With an undefeated 18-0 record including nine wins via knockout, Stevenson is ready to compete against some of the best boxing has to offer, for a limited time.
Before he can think about superfights and adding more gold to his resume, Stevenson faces Robson Conceicao. The fight on September 23 will take place inside New Jersey’s Prudential Center.
Conceicao won gold at the 2016 Olympics, capping an active amateur career that ended with 73 wins. He made his pro debut later that year and won his first 16 fights before finally suffering his first loss in 2021 against Oscar Valdez when challenging for the WBC title. Conceicao rebounded in January with a unanimous decision win over Xavier Martinez.
Conceicao’s gold medal certainly garners the respect of Stevenson heading into Friday’s fight.
“You go and win an Olympic gold medal, I don’t care who you is, that’s one of the hardest things to do in life, especially as a boxer. You got to give him the respect he deserves,” Stevenson told FIGHT SPORTS.
“But I ain’t going to respect him the ring. He’s a solid fighter, but the pro game is a lot different. I think it’s a whole different sport. Amateurs and pros is two different things. I think I might go in there and beat him up.”
A 2016 Olympic silver medalist (he fought in the bantamweight division while Conceicao competed as a lightweight), Stevenson made his pro debut in 2017. He won the WBO featherweight title in 2019 against Joet Gonzalez. In 2021, Stevenson won the interim WBO junior-lightweight title against Jeremiah Nakathila. Later that year, he beat Jamel Herring to become the regular champion.
In his last fight in April, Stevenson beat Valdez via unanimous decision to win the WBC and The Ring junior-lightweight titles.
Stevenson was set to defend the WBC, WBO, and The Ring junior-lightweight titles, but was stripped of the belts when he missed weight for the fight. After this, he will move to the lightweight division. Only Conceicao can win the belts.
The Sporting News has you covered with all the information needed to watch Stevenson vs. Conceicao, including start time, live stream information, ticket prices, and more.
What time does Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao start today?
- Date: Friday, September 23
- Undercard: 5:30 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET (Approximate)
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao will be taking place on September 23. The undercard is set to start at 5:30 p.m. ET. The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Stevenson and Conceicao should be making their way to the ring around 11:30 p.m.ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao
- ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
The Stevenson vs. Conceicao main card will be airing on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+. The undercard will be airing exclusively on ESPN+.
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao price: How much does the card cost?
You will need to pay $9.99 a month for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or an annual subscription for $99.99/yr. The Stevenson vs. Conceicao fight won’t be an additional cost to current ESPN+ subscribers.
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|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$99.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$13.99/month|
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How much do tickets for Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao cost?
Tickets for Stevenson vs. Conceicao, taking place inside New Jersey’s Prudential Center, start at $49, per Ticket Smarter.
They then range from $60, $70, $80, $90, $100, $200, $300, $400, $500, $600, $700, $800, $900, and $1,208.
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao fight card
- Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao for the WBC, WBO, and The Ring junior-lightweight titles
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Omar Tienda; Lightweights
- Jahi Tucker vs. Jose Luis Sanchez; Welterweights
- Bruce Carrington vs. Jose Argel; Featherweights
- Armani Almestica vs. Omar Urieta; Lightweights
- Pablo Valdez vs. Noe Alejandro Lopez; Welterweights
- Orlando Gonzalez vs. Misael Lopez; Featherweights
- Floyd Diaz vs. Eduardo Diogo; Junior-Featherweights