“Could Be a Bad Night for Shakur”: Fans Can’t Wait as Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos Have a Heated Face-off Ahead of Fight

Published 11/16/2023, 2:04 AM EST

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Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos are only hours away from locking horns inside the ring with the WBC Lightweight title on the line. Given Steveson is undefeated with 20 wins while Santos has only one loss with 16 victories in his pro career, boxing fans are eager to see the duo fight. Meanwhile, since Santos recently insulted Shakur by calling the latter “Shakira Tweetson,” a certain awaits the match hoping Stevenson would humble Santos in the ring.

In this context, ahead of the bout this Thursday, things got heated up as the duo started exchanging words at the weigh-in. While a confident Shakur fearlessly started into Santos’ eyes, the latter carried a smile that conveyed he was ready to tackle the heat.

Boxing world expects the good, bad, and ugly as Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos stand their grounds


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Although Shakur formerly held the Unified Super Featherweight title, Edwin Santos is of the view that he is the “boogeyman” who will execute the former when they fight. However, Stevenson, who is too sharp for Santos in Terence Crawford’s trainer’s words, feels he is focused and will be a problem for his opponent to deal with. At this, as the duo exchanged words at the final weigh-in, fans saw the prospect of a memorable fight.

According to one, “This gonna be a good fight.

However, one wrote, “Santos looks calm cool and collected. It could be a bad night for Shakur.”

Meanwhile, one said, “Y’all have to give Santos his props he ain’t scared at all.

On the other hand, one claimed, “Edwin will make Shakur forget his name.

Finally, one added, “Shakur gonna beat the hell outta Edwin.


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In this context, while a certain section of the fans believe Edwin will beat Shakur, what the latter thinks of his opponent is worthy of notice.

Although ready to humble Edwin, Shakur admits he respects his opponent

According to Shakur, the fight means the entire world to him. As per Stevenson, it is for these moments that he has been grinding his whole life. Likewise, he feels he is focused and ready to deliver the best against Edwin. “I’m focused, I’m ready. I know that if I come in at my best, I will be hard to deal with for everybody,” said Shakur at Tuesday’s press conference.


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However, at the same time, he lauded Santos’ spirit for accepting the fight. “You can tell that he has a lot of heart. It may work against him on Thursday night. But I definitely respect the fact that he took the fight,” Shakur concluded. With that said, what do you expect from Shakur vs. Edwin? Let us know in the comments below.

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Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a senior boxing writer at Essentially Sports. Having written over 1000+ articles, his coverage of Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather has received widespread recognition. However, his interest lies in stories pertaining to any shred of injustice or corruption happening in the world of boxing.
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