“I will fight Lomachenko!” Stevenson’s statement after defeating Conceição


Former world champion in two categories, American Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) commented on the victory over Brazilian Robson Conceição (17-2, 8 KOs) in the main event of the last boxing evening in Newark (USA).

Recall that Stevenson won by unanimous decision with a score of 117-109, 118-108, 117-109. At the same time, he lost the WBC and WBO titles in the second featherweight (up to 59 kg) on ​​the eve of entering the ring, because he could not fit into the division at the official weigh-in. Then he announced that he was moving up to the next category.

“I’ve had a long week,” Stevenson said. “I killed myself to make weight. All I wanted to do was get in the ring and compete. I did everything I could to make it happen. And everything he could to beat Conceição. He held me throughout the fight, but I tried to do my best. I think there was too much fuss when I got inside because he immediately grabbed me.”

Shakur also shared his plans for a new chapter of his career, which will be written already in lightweight (up to 61.2 kg):

“We have to fight the champion. We can stir up, for example, with Devin Haney. After he fights (in a rematch) with Kambosos, let’s go! And I will fight Lomachenko too!”

Watch the video of the best moments of the fight Stevenson-Conceição.