Shakur Stevenson will make his lightweight debut as he faces Shuichiro Yoshino in his hometown on April 8, 2023.
Former World Champion at Featherweight and Super Featherweight at just the age of 25, Stevenson will once again be headlining the event at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, in WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator. Stevenson has moved up to lightweight after he failed to make weight for his unified Super Featherweight title against Robson Conceição in September.
Stevenson was able to win that match to keep his unbeaten record intact with a unanimous decision. Stevenson has 19 wins with 9 knockouts. He will be facing another undefeated fighter in Shuichiro Yoshino. However, Yoshino will be fighting out of Japan for the first time. He has two wins in 2022 over Masayuki Ito and Masayoshi Nakatani.
Tune in below for the complete details on Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino event with undercard, start time, date and online streaming and TV Channel details.
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
- Date: April 8, 2023
- Start Time: Prelims – 7 PM ET, Main Card – 10 PM ET
- Location: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, US
Apart from Stevenson vs Yoshino, the main card will also feature Jared Anderson and Keyshawn Davis in action. Anderson will face George Arias in a heavyweight bout. Keyshawn Davis will Sweden’s Anthony Yigit.
- Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino – 12 rounds, WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator
- Jared Anderson vs George Arias – 10 rounds Heavyweight bout
- Keyshawn Davis vs Anthony Yigit – 10 rounds Lightweight bout
Undefeated uprising prospects Damian Knyba, Troy Isley, Bruce Carrington and Kelvin Davis will be on the prelims undercard.
- Damian Knyba vs Curtis Harper – 8 rounds Heavyweight bout
- Troy Isley vs Roy Barringer – 8 rounds Middleweight bout
- Bruce Carrington vs Brandon Chambers – 8 rounds Featherweight bout
- Kelvin Davis vs Nelson Morales – 6 rounds Super Lightweight bout
- Antoine Cobb vs Jaylan Phillips – 4 rounds Welterweight bout
TV Channel & Streaming Details
Being a Top Rank event, Stevenson vs Yoshino will be airing on ESPN platforms in United States. The main card will air on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN News TV channels from 10 PM ET onwards. The prelims card will air on ESPN+ streaming here from 7 PM ET onwards.
In UK & Ireland, the event will be available to watch on Sky Sports. In Australia, the event will air on Fox Sports. In Mexico and South America, ESPN Knockout will air the event.