WBC and WBO super featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson will put his unbeaten record on the line when he takes on Robson Conceicao in Newark.
For Stevenson, this is a homecoming bout. The American was born in Newark and returns to the Prudential Center as a hot favourite to defeat Brazilian fighter Conceicao.
Stevenson is 1/20 to land a 19th professional triumph with Conceicao 17/2 to win the fight.
Stevenson's last fight took place in April, when he unified the WBC, WBO and The Ring titles via a unanimous decision triumph over Oscar Valdez in Nevada.
Conceicao's only professional defeat came against the same opponent in September 2021 but he bounced back with a UD win over Xavier Martinez in January.
|What||Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao|
|Where||Predential Center, Newark, New Jersey|
|When||Approx 03:00 BST, Saturday 24th September 2022|
|How to watch||ESPN + in the US, UK broadcaster TBA|
|Odds||Shakur Stevenson 1/20, Robson Conceicao 17/2|
The fight will take place in the early hours of Saturday, 24th September, 2022.
The fight card gets underway at 23:00 UK time on Friday 24rd September. The main event will be dependent on the timings of the previous fights, but the ring walk is expected at approximately 3:00.
This 12-round contest will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, which is the hometown of Stevenson.
Stevenson has fought on one previous occasion at the Prudential Center, knocking out Mexico's Albert Guevera in the third round in July 2019.
The fight will air on ESPN+ in the US. A UK broadcaster is still to be announced.
The unbeaten Stevenson is 1/20 to retain his belts and extend his record to 19-0. Conceicao is a big underdog and is available at 17/2 to win the fight.
The unified WBO and WBC super featherweight titles, held by Stevenson, are on the line. Stevenson also holds The Ring super featherweight crown, which is also up for grabs.
Stevenson enjoyed a successful youth career and first rose to prominence as a member of the US Olympic team, claiming the silver medal in the men's bantamweight at Rio 2016.
He turned professional the following year and announced himself as a force to be reckoned with in October 2019 when defeating bitter rival Joet Gonzales over 12 rounds to become the WBO featherweight champion, stretching his unbeaten pro record to 13-0.
Stevenson vacated his featherweight title without contending, stepping up to super feather and becoming the WBO champion with a knockout victory over Jamel Herring in October 2021.
The 25-year-old unified the WBO and WBC titles thanks to a unanimous-decision victory over Valdez in April, taking his fight record to 19-0-0, including nine KOs.
Conceicao's card is not as impressive as Stevenson's but the Brazilian has enjoyed a more than respectable career and did what his opponent could not by winning gold at Rio 2016, defeating France's Sofiane Oumiha in the lightweight gold medal match.
After turning professional, the 33-year-old chalked up a 16-fight winning sequence, including eight victories by way of knockout, but his only previous shot at a world title saw him outboxed by Valdez in Tucson, Arizona, in September of last year.
The Brazilian comfortably saw off Xavier Martinez via unanimous decision in January, taking his record to 17-1-0.
The remainder of the event is headlined by an eight-round lightweight bout between Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallist Keyshawn Davis and veteran Mexican fighter Omar Tienda.
US fighter Davis is unbeaten in five professional contests and impressed with a sixth-round knockout of Esteban Sanchez on the Stevenson v Valdez undercard in April.
Featherweight Bruce Carrington will fight Chilean Jose Argel in the pick of the undercard fights on a night which also features Henry Lebron's match-up with Andy Vences and Orlando Gonzales' clash with Misael Lopez.