Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Valdez full fight video highlights


Watch Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Valdez full fight video highlights from the Stevenson vs. Valdez main event on Saturday night, courtesy of Top Rank Boxing and other outlets.

WBO super featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs) collided against WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (30-1, 23 KOs) with the vacant The Ring super featherweight title on the line at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout aired live on ESPN+.

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Round 1: Valdez feints a couple times early and then falls short on a jab to the body. Valdez continues to press forward behind a tight guard and feints more and Stevenson meets him with some shots that make partial contact. Valdez falls reaching on a body shot with his glove touching the canvas. Valdez again falls after swinging a large hook but misses. Stevenson boxing at range as he tries to counter Valdez’s aggression. Stevenson stabs the body with a left hand. Stevenson stabs the body straight left. He then attempts a right hand hook down. Stevenson’s straight left landings well this time. As he throws the combination, Valdez falls short of his punches. Stevenson 10-9.

Round 2: Stevenson working his jab from range to establish the distance he wants to fight at, which is distance where Valdez can’t land. Right hand to the body falls short for Valdez. Stevenson’s three punches to the body don’t go well. Stevenson goes to the body again with a straight left hand. Now Stevenson lands a left hook to the head. Stevenson then picks up Valdez straight left. He then scores a body shot. Valdez tries to land a body shot but is unable to do so. Stevenson attempts to lead upstairs with a left-hand, but he can’t land it cleanly. Stevenson then employs some lateral movements to maintain distance. Here, Valdez hits the body with some punches. Stevenson 10-9, 20-18.

Round 3: Stevenson leads with a measuring jab as he sets the range to start this round. Maybe it’s the first jab that Valdez has landed. Valdez presses Stevenson towards the ropes and tries to land a left to the body which makes some contact. Now Valdez lands a straight right hand upstairs on Stevenson. Stevenson’s three-punch combo is defended by Valdez. Stevenson counters with a right hand that falls to Valdez. Stevenson wins a counter and Valdez returns with a bodyshot. Stevenson then pivots to the center ring, creating space for himself. Right hand lead lands upstairs for Valdez. Valdez misses an uppercut. Stevenson hits a low blow that draws a warning. Valdez 10-9, 28-29.

Round 4: Valdez feints and then comes in and misses a left hook aimed for the head. Valdez ducks a left hand from Stevenson. Stevenson throwing shots but a lot of them are landing on Valdez’s gloves, but Valdez isn’t throwing back much right now. Straight left lands to the body for Stevenson. Valdez rushes in, holding a double right-hand and trying to use both his hands to get Stevenson on the board. But he is unable to do much. Stevenson slaps the body. Straight left lands clean to the body this time. Left hook targets the body for Valdez. Stevenson 10-9, 39-37.

Round 5: Stevenson tries a left hand lead and Valdez comes back with a right hand lead in response. Stevenson stabs the body again with a straight left hand. Straight right from Valdez makes contact this time. With a quick combination, Valdez descends to the body. Stevenson attempts a right hook on the body, but it doesn’t work. Stevenson lands a jab but gets warned for continuing to stiff arm his fist in Valdez’s face. Stevenson hits the ground with his left hand, and touches the body with his left hand just moments later. Stevenson continues to throw punches until the bell rings. Stevenson 10-9, 49-46.

Round 6: Quick timeout because Valdez doesn’t have his mouthpiece in to start the round. Now we’re back in action and Stevenson gets back to working his punches from range before landing a nice counter hook that puts Valdez down! Valdez gets up and is ready to continue. Stevenson lands straight left. Stevenson is working both hands and touches Valdez to the head and body. Stevenson’s straight left hits the body cleanly. Stevenson tries an uppercut but can’t land that one clean, then pierces the guard with a straight left. Valdez lands a straight right hand in return here but his clean punching is coming fewer and further between. Left hook from Valdez touches the body but Stevenson comes right back with three punches. Here, Valdez is looking pretty red. Stevenson 10-8, 59-54.

Round 7: Valdez comes out pressing and then tries a couple punches but gets smothered by Stevenson. Stevenson starts working his jab and then uses his legs to maintain his preferred distance. Valdez falls short on a lead right hand. Valdez throws several right hands in a row and makes partial contact. Uppercut from Stevenson lands clean on the chin. Valdez lands a shot back on Stevenson but can’t keep the momentum. Stevenson strikes Valdez’s guard with a left. Stevenson is warned ten times for his prolonged jab. Stevenson 10-9, 69-63.

Round 8: Stevenson pops a jab and then circles the ring a bit and then ties up Valdez on the inside. Three quick punches come from Stevenson as Valdez covers up. Valdez’s right hand doesn’t touch the ground but does make contact. Shot from Stevenson strays low but the referee doesn’t see it. Stevenson strikes a left uppercut, then he does the jab once more. Straight up from Valdez, contact is made upstairs. Stevenson gets another straight right from Valdez and makes contact upstairs. Stevenson fights again with his lead hand and receives another warning. However, it does not seem that referee Kenny Bayless is going to be able to take any points. Stevenson counters off the ropes and lands clean. Stevenson is rolling. Stevenson 10-9, 79-72.

Round 9: Trainer Eddy Reynoso wants Valdez to bring an overhand right on Stevenson. Stevenson misses on a counter as Valdez presses forward. Although he does land four body punches with his right arm, it seems like Valdez doesn’t get much work. Stevenson hits a body punch with a left hand. Valdez loops a hook but can’t land it clean. Stevenson’s uppercut lands straight to the chin. Stevenson scores two clean punches. Stevenson’s straight left hand is clean this time. Valdez hits a straight left hand, but Stevenson takes a tough body shot. Stevenson 10-9, 89-81.

Round 10: Stevenson measures with his jab to start the round and Valdez tries to rattle off some body punches but can’t land much of anything of significance. Right hook lands for Valdez at the end of a combination. Valdez missed his first punch, but makes contact with his follow-up. Valdez throws more body shots while Stevenson defends. Right from Valdez, contact is made upstairs. As Stevenson appears to be doing this round, Valdez makes contact right hand. Valdez 10-9, 91-98.

Round 11: Stevenson has a small mouse under his left eye from Valdez’s right hands but it doesn’t look like anything too serious. To start the round, Valdez missed a broad right hook. Stevenson’s left hand makes contact upstairs. Stevenson goes to the body with a straight left. Valdez missing on some punches here as he tries to come forward on Stevenson. Stevenson wins the left hand counter. Stevenson gets three punches and a hard warning from the referee. Stevenson returns the favor, but Valdez gets right land on his body. Stevenson delivers a quick combination again. Stevenson 10-9, 108-100.

Round 12: Last round and Valdez needs to do something huge here to turn things around. Stevenson jabs and moves and then smothers Valdez on the inside before he can get anything off. Right hand lead from Valdez makes partial contact. Stevenson complains to the referee about a low blow. Stevenson moves around the rings trying to beat the time. The crowd is not impressed. Stevenson lands some short punches on the inside. Stevenson comes forward and lands a couple of clean hard shots to the head. Valdez attempts to get to Stevenson’s body, but Stevenson stops him and fires back. Stevenson 10-9, making it a wide 118-109 on my card.

Official Scores: Shakur Stevenson wins unanimous decision, 117-110, 118-109, and 118-109