Shakur Stevenson Set to Return to the Ring on June 12

Published 03/24/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Shakur Stevenson celebrates his TKO win against Oscar Mendoza in their Featherweight bout at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


Shakur Stevenson is one eye-catchy prospect in the super-featherweight landscape. In just a brief span of time, he has made his way to super-stardom coupled with vast fan attention.

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The undefeated boxer is all set to make his return to the ring on June 12 against an undisclosed opponent. This bout will be extremely special as it’ll be held on the Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend.

Mike Coppinger took it to his official Twitter handle and rolled out this news.

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He wrote, “Sources: Shakur Stevenson slated to return June 12 on ESPN in New York on Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend. The rising star has been demanding a tough challenge, so hopefully Top Rank delivers for him as he chases a title at 130 pounds.”

Stevenson last fought in December 2020 against Toka Clary. Being a favorite in this fight, ‘fearless’ stood tall on his fans’ expectations, thus claiming a comfortable unanimous decision win.

With this, he solidified his pro-boxing resume to 15-0. Stevenson not only possesses enthralling power, but he also has an exuberant gas tank to take the fight to distance.

‘Fearless’ is just 23, and he’s accrued fame and attention like a bigwig of his division. He feels he’s ready for a title shot and none of the other fights excite him more than that at the moment.

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Is Shakur Stevenson fighting Oscar Valdez on June 12?

The young gun has showcased his anticipation to fight the WBC super-featherweight champ, Oscar Valdez, several times. In fact, a few days back, he even took it on his Instagram, hinting at a fight with Valdez.

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Stevenson feels this is the biggest fight at 130-pound division and it has the ability to roll out the real champion among the two.

Both of them have expressed their willingness to fight each other. That said, the whole scenario now depends on their promotions.

Citing both the pugilists’ undefeated stints and magnetic aura, the Stevenson vs Valdez fight promises to be absolute fireworks. Fans will be ecstatic to see the duo take up the ring space and engage in a sheer tussle.

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If not Valdez, who would you like to see ‘Fearless’ go up against?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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