The world champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), the Mexican Oscar Valdez, will face the world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the American Shakur Stevenson, in an expected unification duel of the super featherweights, which will be the star of a billboard that will take place this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight is promoted by Top Rank and will be televised on ESPN.
This Friday, the official weigh-in took place in Las Vegas, with Valdez weighing 129.6 pounds, while Stevenson stopped the pendulum at just 130 pounds, for this match scheduled for 12 rounds.https://www.youtube.com/embed/p9f6477jNvs?html5=1&wmode=transparent
In the main undercard bout on this card, Keyshawn Davis weighed in at 136.2 pounds for his bout against Esteban Sanchez, who stopped the pendulum at 136.6, while Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of the great Muhammad Ali, stopped the pendulum at 159.2 pounds for their clash. against Alejandro Ibarra, who scored 160.4.
Stevenson and Valdez will be vying to become the first unified super featherweight champion since Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera in 2005.