Shakur Stevenson returns to action tonight to face Robson Conceicao in an ESPN main event from Newark, N.J. Check it out in this article.
Robson Conceicao : vs Shakur Stevenson | Wiki |Loss
Conceição’s professional debut happened on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, as one of the undercards in the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas event.
He won the fight by unanimous decision, with two scorecards of 60–54 and one scorecard of 60–53.
Conceição next faced Aaron Ely on January 27, 2017. He won the fight by a second-round knockout, the first stoppage victory of his career.
Conceição was then booked to face the over-matched Aaron Hollis on March 17, 2017. He once again won by a second-round knockout.
Conceição had his first minor step-up in competition on July 21, 2017, when he faced Bernardo Gomez Uribe. He needed only 53 seconds to stop the Mexican.
Conceição was booked to face Carlos Osorio on September 22, 2017, in his final fight of the year. Osorio retired from the fight at the end of the third round.
Vs Shakur Stevenson
Shakur Stevenson didn’t defend his 130-pound championships Friday night, but he battered Robson Conceicao for most of their 12-round fight to ensure Conceicao couldn’t win them, either.
The unbeaten Stevenson dominated Conceicao throughout their bout at Prudential Center in Stevenson’s hometown of Newark.
A day after losing his titles at the scale, Stevenson did everything except knock out the awkward, resilient Conceicao in a main event ESPN televised.
Stevenson sent Conceicao to the canvas with a body shot late in the fourth round, but Conceicao often employed rule-bending tactics and made it to the final bell, which disappointed the announced crowd of 10.107.
Judges Lynne Carter (117-109), John Signorile (118-108) and Steve Weisfeld (117-109) scored Stevenson a wide winner.
Stevenson’s superb performance helped him forget, temporarily at least, losing his two 130-pound championships at the scale Thursday.
The 25-year-old Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs), who will move up to the lightweight limit of 135 pounds for his next fight, entered the ring as at least a 20-1 favorite, according to most sportsbooks.
The former two-division champion dominated accordingly against an awkward opponent who was simply in over his head in virtually every way.
This loss was much more definitive, however, than his 12-round, unanimous-decision defeat to Oscar Valdez last September 10 at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
Stevenson dominated Valdez in the native Mexican’s following fight to retain his WBO junior lightweight title and take the WBC super featherweight crown from Valdez (30-1, 23 KOs) on April 30 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Robson conceicao wiki
Robson Donato Conceição is a Brazilian professional boxer.
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Reach||178 cm (70 in)|
|Born||25 October 1988
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
He is a two-time super featherweight world title challenger, having challenged for the WBC title in 2021, and the unified WBC, WBO and The Ring titles in 2022.
As an amateur he became the first Brazilian boxer to win an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Olympics.
Born in Salvador, capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Conceição started boxing at the age of 13 to stand his own in street fights.
He had to walk 9 kilometers to his academy due to not having money for bus tickets, woke up early in the morning to help his grandmother who sold groceries, and helped his family by selling ice cream and being a kitchen helper.
His first coach was Luiz Dórea, who also managed world champion Acelino Freitas, Olympic medallist Adriana Araújo, and MMA fighter Junior dos Santos.
Just four months after entering the Brazilian boxing team, Conceição fought the qualifiers for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
While he fell in the first American qualifier to Idel Torriente, Conceição won all fights to get an Olympic spot. He eventually lost his opening match to Li Yang.
Robson conceicao Loss
Robson Conceicao has filed a complaint with the WBC following his unanimous-decision loss to Oscar Valdez on Friday in Tucson, Arizona, his manager, Sergio Batarelli, told ESPN.
Among the grievances: the officiating, the judging and the fact Valdez was allowed to retain his title despite testing positive for the banned substance phentermine last month loss.
The WBC uses the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association for its Clean Boxing Program; VADA lists phentermine, a stimulant, as a banned substance. Regardless, the WBC allowed Valdez to retain his title and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Commission let him fight.
The fight was closely contested, with Conceicao (16-1, 8 KOs) in control over the first five rounds before Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs) rallied.
One judge, Stephen Blea, turned in a 117-110 tally in favor of Valdez. The other two judges had the same score: 115-112.
Blea, who scored just three rounds for Robson Conceicao loss , released a statement Monday through the WBC saying “the 117-110 score is not accurate and does not represent the actions loss in the ring.”
Blea said he erred by not scoring two rounds where he didn’t find a clear winner 10-10, instead scoring those for Valdez, giving the champion the benefit in close rounds (something judges aren’t supposed to do) & Blea also said the crowd noise influenced him. Valdez has adopted Tucson as his hometown, and there were more than 4,500 fans in attendance.
After viewing the bout on ESPN+, Blea now believes Valdez won the fight 115-112 or even 114-113. The judge said he has reached out to officials at the WBC to “undergo a thorough training and review program and will not accept any championship assignments until I complete this process.”