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Shakur Stevenson loses world titles on the scale


In his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Shakur Stevenson hit 1.6lb over the 130lb limit for his title defense against Robson Conceicao.

Stevenson, who had an Olympic silver medal and was undefeated in 18 professional matches, was forced to strip the belt for failing to reach the weights. Conceicao, who weighs 129.6lb, could still go on with the WBC, WBO and The Ring Super Featherweight titles if he wins tomorrow night. By standard, Stevenson had two hours to try to lose weight, however he decided not to do so.

When the news came out, Stevenson took to Twitter to tell his fans and confirmed that he will gain weight immediately after this match.

“I gave my all. I’ve been pro my entire career and put on weight, but my body can’t put on 130 anymore. My health must come first. I’m going up to 135 in my next match. “





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