The promoter Top rank announced the plans he has for the super featherweight division with the champion boxers he has as Oscar Valdez, Jamel herring Y Shakur stevenson.
In the case of the Sonoran, he will face in September of this year, in a voluntary defense, Robson Conceicao on Arizona, according to the words of Bob arum to ESPN.
Oscar is coming off the biggest win of his career in February this year by knocking out in the 10th round Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt.
With this victory he became a two-time world champion by snatching the 135-pound belt from the CMB to the Scorpion.
For its part, Conceicao He is a Brazilian boxer who remains in 16 professional fights, achieving eight by knockout.
In their last meeting, on April 10, he knocked out Jesus Antonio Ahumada in the seventh round, while in 2020 he fought twice adding a knockout against Eduardo Pereira Dos Rios and a unanimous decision before Luis Corla.
The future for Shakur and Herring
In the case of Shakur, the promoter seeks that, in case he defeats today Jeremia Nakathila, in front of Herring, who is the 135-pound champion by the OMB.
However, Stevenson mentioned during this week that he is not interested in that contest and seeks to go before Valdez.
“Valdez and I am the biggest fight in the 130 ”, he said Shakur to ESPN. “He is a hungry, undefeated young lion who has never lost before. I too am a hungry young lion, also undefeated. She’s in her best moment. I’m pushing to get to my best moment, I feel like it should be the next thing ”.
Shakur maintains a 15-0 record, after being a silver medalist in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In their last confrontation, in December 2020, they defeated by unanimous decision Toka Kahn Clary per triple card of 100-90.
For its part, Herring made his third successful defense of the super featherweight belt of the OMB against Carl Frampton, in April 2021.