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Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino report
Who won Stevenson vs Yoshino?
Shakur Stevenson beat Shuichiro Yoshino by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was an eliminator for the WBC lightweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Jared Anderson was victorious over George Arias and Keyshawn Davis beat Anthony Yigit.
Stevenson vs Yoshino stats
Shakur Stevenson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Shuichiro Yoshino made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws.
Shakur Stevenson was the younger man by 5 years, at 25 years old.
Yoshino had a height advantage of 2 inches over Stevenson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Shakur Stevenson fought out of the southpaw stance, while Shuichiro Yoshino was an orthodox fighter.
Stevenson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 2 months later than Yoshino, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 34 more professional rounds, 133 to Yoshino's 99.
Shakur Stevenson went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at lightweight.
Shuichiro Yoshino was ranked number 4 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Stevenson vs Yoshino form
Stevenson remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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 won against 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 defeated 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 won against Toka Kahn Clary on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Stevenson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Yoshino's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Stevenson vs Yoshino 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 Yoshino?
The ESPN show is expected to begin at 6:25 PM EST / 3:25 PM PST. The Sky Sports Action broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Stevenson vs Yoshino?
Shakur Stevenson was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Shuichiro Yoshino made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.