Shakur Stevenson goes up towards Edwin De Los Santos on Thursday, November 16 at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas. The pair battles it out for the vacant WBC light-weight title. The scheduled for 12 rounds important occasion bout airs stay on ESPN.
Undefeated two-weight world champion of the US, Shakur Stevenson (20-0, 10 KOs) strikes up a weight class and appears to overcome a brand new division. As soon as-beaten contender De Los Santos (16-1, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic makes his first try to land a world title.
The co-main occasion pits Mexico’s three-division world champion Emanuel Navarrete (38-1, 31 KOs) towards two-time title challenger Robson Conceicao (17-2, 8 KOs) of Brazil. The pair squared off within the 12-round bout with Navarrete’s WBO tremendous featherweight title on the road.
Forward of the occasion, the fighters hosted a media exercise. Here’s what the contributors needed to say:
“I can’t wait. It’s going to be very thrilling. You’ve obtained the robust Edwin De Los Santos, however I’m right here to whoop his a**!”
“We will’t take into consideration what comes after. I’m not anxious about after. We’ve obtained a job to do Thursday evening. I’m coming right here to get my belt.”
“I believe that Edwin is an efficient fighter. I believe he’s extra of a boxer than what he’s making an attempt to behave like. So, he’s going to attempt to transfer round. And I’m going to determine him out by the fourth spherical.”
Edwin De Los Santos
“We aren’t right here to hesitate. We’re right here to battle. We accepted the battle, and we’re going for it. I believe at one level I used to be being underestimated. However now he has accepted the fact that he’s going to have a really robust battle.”
“I really feel excellent as a result of it’s one in every of my goals to be in Las Vegas and battle for a world title, which can occur this November 16.”
“I’m blissful to be right here with all of you and since you are all becoming a member of me at this public exercise. And effectively, it’s going to be another battle. I’m going to defend my title at 130 kilos.”
“Clearly, we all know who I’m combating. We all know he’s an actual fighter. He’s very robust and will probably be tough. However like all the time we’re going to defend the title with the center of a Mexican warrior.”
“Being in Las Vegas is a dream for a lot of athletes, not simply boxers. I believe it’s the epicenter of a very powerful exhibits on this planet. I believe that being right here for me is an honor, and I really feel very grateful to be in entrance of all of you.”
“The day earlier than what was going to be my final battle, I realized about this excellent alternative. I accepted it instantly. My group and I made a decision to not battle with a purpose to higher put together for this battle on November sixteenth.”
“It’s an important second for my profession to be on this big occasion. There are numerous good athletes who’re taking part on this occasion. Now we have Shakur Stevenson. Now we have Emanuel Navarrete, whom I love loads. He is a superb champion. However that is my third alternative. Within the Olympic Video games, I used to be capable of win on my third try. And I’ll do the identical on this third probability at a world title.”