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Oscar Valdez v Shakur Stevenson - Boxing: All You Need To Know

Unbeaten duo Oscar Valdez and Shakur Stevenson clash in what should be a terrific super-featherweight unification contest.

Stevenson has created an excellent impression in his 17 professional bouts and the American delivered on that promise when claiming the WBO 130lbs title last time out. The New Jersey man is rated a 1/7 chance to hold on to his crown and snatch the WBC belt from Valdez.

However, the Mexican is a heavy-hitting super-featherweight and he looks likely to give his 24-year-old opponent a tough examination. Valdez is 9/2 to extend his unbeaten run with a victory in his 31st contest, while the draw is 18/1.

When is Oscar Valdez v Shakur Stevenson?

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

What time is Oscar Valdez v Shakur Stevenson?

The main card gets under way at 2am UK time. Valdez and Stevenson are expected to ring walk at around 4.15am UK time.

Where is Oscar Valdez v Shakur Stevenson?

The contest will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The venue has a rich boxing history and has played host to some huge fights in the past.

Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather got it on in Vegas and Mayweather's clash against Canelo Alvarez was also held at the MGM Grand.

The venue provided the stage for Evander Holyfield's second bout with Mike Tyson and more recently Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder duked it out on the strip.

Can I watch Oscar Valdez v Shakur Stevenson on TV?

The bout will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports.

Who is the favourite for Oscar Valdez v Shakur Stevenson?

Stevenson is the overwhelming 1/7 favourite for this super-featherweight unification bout, while Valdez is a 9/2 underdog.

Are there any belts on the line for Oscar Valdez v Shakur Stevenson?

This is a super-featherweight unification contest and two world titles are on the line. Shakur Stevenson is the WBO 130lbs champion, while Valdez brings the WBC crown to the ring.

What is Oscar Valdez's record?

Valdez is unbeaten in 30 professional fights and the Mexican is a heavy hitter. The Nogales boxer has won 23 of his 30 bouts by stoppage and the seasoned WBC champion has some notable names on his record.

Valdez defeated Britain's Scott Quigg to win the WBO featherweight belt in 2018, before making the step up to 130lbs.

The Mexican destroyed Miguel Berchelt, dropping his countryman four times last year, and he also had a good win over Robson Conceicao in September.

Perhaps, Valdez underwhelmed a little in that clash against Conceicao, but the Brazilian is a former Olympic champion and a skilful and awkward fighter.

What is Shakur Stevenson's record?

Stevenson is also unbeaten, having come through the first 17 bouts of his professional career.

The 24-year-old has created a good impression with wins over the likes of Joet Gonzalez and Jeremia Nakathila and the New Jersey puncher is regarded as one of the hottest talents in boxing.

Stevenson took his form to the next level when stopping the tough and experienced Jamel Herring last time out and he also secured his first world title with that victory.

The New Jersey man looks set for an excellent career, but he does look to be moving up a level in terms of opposition here.

Who is on the undercard for Oscar Valdez v Shakur Stevenson?

Keyshawn Davis and Esteban Sanchez's lightweight clash - billed as the co-feature - is the chief support on the undercard.

Ali Walsh-Ibarra will also be in action against Alejandro Ibarra and the grandson of Muhammad Ali will be looking to put on a show on home soil.

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