By: Sean Crose
Earlier this morning, WBO and WBC light heavyweights Shakur Stevenson, who is set to face Robson Conceicao tomorrow night in Newark, New Jersey, lost 1.6 pounds. He has two hours to get everything right on the scale. He didn’t mind, instead choosing to post the following message on social media: “I gave my all. I’ve been pro my entire career and put on weight but my body can’t put on 130 anymore. My health must come first. I’m going 135 in my next match. “
With that in mind, little-known 17-1 Conceicao – if he chooses to let the match go on as planned – still has a chance to win the WBO and WBC belts tomorrow night at the Prudential Center. He just needs to beat Stevenson, which is clearly not an easy task. As for Stevenson, a product of Newark who currently fights out of Houston, is considered by many to be one of the top ring trainers in the game today. However, up to this point, Stevenson undefeated 18-0 is also the one without a title.
Stevenson posted later in the day. “I’m locked in regardless, see you soon”