Stevenson set to lose world titles after failing to make weight
Shakur Stevenson is set to lose his WBC and WBO titles after announcing that his ‘body can’t make’ the super-featherweight limit for this weekend’s fight with Robson Conceicao.
The American star was set to defend his belts against Conceicao in the early hours of Saturday morning, live on Sky Sports, but he weighed in at 131.6lbs while the Brazilian challenger was inside the 130lbs limit at 129.6lbs.
Stevenson released a statement, suggesting that he would not attempt to lose more weight, meaning that he is now likely to be stripped of his titles.
He said: “I gave it my all. I’ve been professional my whole career and made weight, but my body just can’t make 130 anymore.
“My health has to come first. I’m moving up to 135 in my next fight.”
More to follow…