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Shakur Stevenson Fails to Lose Weight Before Title Fight

Boxer Shakur Stevenson failed to lose weight for his upcoming 130-pound title fight and was stripped of his WBO and WBC super-featherweight belts. Stevenson, who is set to fight Robson Concicao in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, on Friday night, weighed 131.6 pounds on Thursday. According to the rules per fight, he will not be fighting. Can’t retain his championship.

Stevenson said that “health comes first

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“I gave it my all,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been a professional my whole career and have lost weight, but my body can’t make 130 anymore.” Stevenson said that “health has to come first,” and he would go on to start fighting in his next bout in the 135-pound weight class.

The fight is still going to happen. At least for now, but Stevenson won’t be able to get his belt back. If he defeats Concicao. On the other hand, if Conceição defeats Stevenson. So he can retain the empty belt.

Olympic gold medalist Conceição, 33, weighed 129.6 pounds on Thursday.

Stevenson has yet to lose in his youth career. He collected nine knockouts with an 18-0 record. But, along with being stripped of the title, he is being fined by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission. hope | That he hopes to lose money on the purse he receives in order to continue the fight.

The 25-year-old weighed 131.6 pounds and had two hours to lose 1.6 pounds but determined he couldn’t lose the extra weight.

K No. 1 Junior Lightweight Stevenson tweeted. “I gave it my all.” “I’ve been a professional my entire career and have lost weight, but my body can no longer make 130. My health has to come first. I’m moving up to 135 in my next fight.”

Valdez was allowed to fight despite the presence of a banned substance in his system after testing positive a few weeks before the bout. Conceicao (17-1, 8 KOs) made a comeback in January with the defeat of Javier Martinez, while Valdez was dominated by Stevenson in April.

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