Unbeaten superstar Shakur Stevenson has a chance to become a three-weight world champion later this month as he takes on the big-hitting Edwin De Los Santos.
The vacant WBC lightweight world title is on the line and Stevenson is looking to make it 21 wins in as many attempts, while Los Santos comes into this clash after three successive wins.
The WBC lightweight world title fight between Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos is due to take place on Thursday, November 16th at 10:30 PM ET.
The event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, which has hosted some of the biggest boxing contests in recent years.
The entire Canelo vs Gennady Golovkin trilogy was held at the arena, Floyd Mayweather Jr took on Conor McGregor at the venue in his final professional bout and the final fight in Tyson Fury’s heavyweight trilogy with Deontay Wilder took place at the T-Mobile Arena.
The fight will be broadcast by ESPN and ESPN+ in the United States.
Yes. The duo will be battling it out for the vacant WBC lightweight world title. Devin Haney was the last man to hold the belt but he has now stepped up to super lightweight after claiming a points victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko earlier in 2023.
Shakur Stevenson has a perfect 20-0 record, with 10 of his wins coming inside the distance, and he is bidding to become a three-weight world champion.
After a distinguished amateur career that saw him claim the bantamweight silver medal at the 2016 Olympics, Stevenson made his debut in 2017 with a points victory over Edgar Brito and claimed his first stoppage win in his next fight, with a first round TKO win over Carlos Gaston Suarez.
The 26-year-old claimed the vacant IBF Inter-Continental and WBC Continental Americas featherweight titles in his 10th fight with a fourth round win over Jessie Cris Rosales in January 2019. The southpaw beat former world title challenger Christopher Diaz in his next fight on points in a 10-round contest in his next fight and then stopped Alberto Guevara before earning his first world title shot.
In October 2019, in just his 13th professional fight, Stevenson claimed the vacant WBO featherweight title with a unanimous decision victory over the previously unbeaten Joet Gonzalez.
Two years later, Stevenson became a two-weight world champion by beating Jeremia Nakathila to become the interim WBO super featherweight champion and a 10th round stoppage of Jamel Herring later in 2021 saw him take that title outright.
‘Sugar’ claimed the biggest win of his career to date in his next fight as he added the WBC featherweight strap to his collection by ending Oscar Valdez’s undefeated record. Stevenson sent the Mexican to the canvas in the sixth round but Valdez managed to reach the final bell, losing on a unanimous decision.
Stevenson was stripped of his titles after failing to make the weight for what was supposed to be his first defence of the WBC belt against Robson Conceicao. His last outing was his debut at lightweight as he stopped Shuichiro Yoshino in six rounds in April 2023 in a title eliminator.
Edwin De Los Santos has a 16-1 record and comes into this contest seeking to extend a three-fight winning run.
The Dominican is a knockout specialist and won his first 12 fights inside the distance before suffering his only defeat so far, losing a split decision in an eight-round contest with William Foster III on his US debut
Los Santos responded to that setback with stoppage wins over Luis Acosta and Jose Valenzuela, who were both previously unbeaten. The 24-year-old was last in action in July with a points victory over Joseph Adorno.
Stevenson is the overwhelming favorite at just -1000 to win the bout, while Los Santos is a +600 underdog.
Stevenson is +300 to claim a KO, TKO or Disqualification win or -250 to win on points, while Los Santos is +1000 to make the New Jersey-native his 15th KO victim.