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Shakur Stevenson vs Robson Conceicao report
Who won Stevenson vs Conceicao?
Shakur Stevenson beat Robson Conceicao by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 23rd September 2022 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as 117-109, 118-108, 117-109 in favor of winner Shakur Stevenson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the unified super featherweight championship of the world, with the WBC & WBO belts on the line.
The undercard featured the clash of Davis vs Bahena.
Stevenson vs Conceicao stats
Shakur Stevenson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Robson Conceicao made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Shakur Stevenson was the younger man by 9 years, at 25 years old.
Conceicao had a height advantage of 3 inches over Stevenson. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Shakur Stevenson fought out of the southpaw stance, while Robson Conceicao was an orthodox fighter.
Stevenson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 months later than Conceicao, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 133 to Conceicao's 115.
Robson Conceicao was ranked number 2 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Stevenson vs Conceicao form
Stevenson remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Robson Conceicao on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight and WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Oscar Valdez on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight, WBO World Junior Lightweight and The Ring Junior Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jamel Herring on 23rd October 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
Before that, he had won against Jeremia Nakathila on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
He had beat Toka Kahn Clary on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Conceicao had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Xavier Martinez on 29th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oscar Valdez on 10th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Casino Del Sol, Arizona.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jesus Ahumada on 10th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.
Before that, he had won against Luis Coria on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had defeated Eduardo Pereira Dos Reis on 29th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Arena de Lutas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Shakur Stevenson had been fighting more than Robson Conceicao.
Going to this contest, Shakur Stevenson had last fought 8 months and 5 days ago, while Robson Conceicao's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 29 days ago.
Stevenson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Conceicao's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Stevenson vs Conceicao start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Prudential Center, Newark, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Stevenson vs Conceicao?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Arena broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Stevenson vs Conceicao?
Shakur Stevenson was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Robson Conceicao made his way into the ring at 17/2 (+850) with oddsmakers.
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