Shakur Stevenson Sees a Weakness to Exploit Against Robson Conceicao!
On September 23, unified 130-pound champion Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (18-0, 9KOs) will put his titles on the line against the very dangerous Robson Conceicao (17-1, 8KOs). The fight will take place in Newark, New Jersey, the hometown of Stevenson. This will be Stevenson’s second fight of the year. Back in April, he easily out-boxed former WBC 130-pound champion Oscar Valdez in their unification bout.
This matchup features two fighters with a many similarities. Eachh won medals at the 2016 Olympic Games, with Conceicao winning a gold medal and Stevenson winning a silver medal. However, the comparisons don’t stop there.
Both of these men are boxers in their purest form. They’re counterpunchers with excellent technique and that hit-but-don’t-get-hit mentality. Fearless has been tabbed as a future superstar in the sport. Through eighteen fights, he’s pretty much reached or surpassed expectations set by himself and others thus far.
While they fight similarly, Stevenson himself feels that he’s on another level. He recently told Ringtv.com the following about the flaw he sees in Conceicao’s game.
“His weakness is he has more of an amateur style, where he’s a front-runner […] he starts off fast, but as the fight goes on, he slows down and then I’ll take over. I don’t think he can do anything to stop me. I think it’s a great fight, but I’m on a whole different level.”
It’s clear that Stevenson feel he’s the superior fighter. He has also proven to be a student of the art and has done proper film work in preparation for the bout. His assessment of Conceicao has some truth to it, as he’s shown the tendency to take his foot off the gas throughout his fights – in particular his fight with Valdez, which most would say he was robbed in. We’ll see how both men approach this fight and which guy can execute their game plan the best.
By: Jerrell Fletcher