WBO champion Shakur Stevenson (17-0) and WBC belt holder Oscar Valdez (30-0) put their respective world titles on the line tonight in Las Vegas. The evening of boxing is already underway with the 12-round unification bout main event expected live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena at around 5am BST. The full fight is exclusive to Sky Sports in the UK and FREE in Mexico! Make sure you how to watch a Óscar Valdez vs Shakur Stevenson live stream from wherever you are, online and on TV.
Óscar Valdez might be favorite for this fight, but it would be foolish to underestimate Shakur Stevenson. The 24-year-old American fighter is talked about as 'the new Mayweather' thanks to his devastating combination of speed, style and power.
The New Jersey native has an undefeated 17-0 record, but that doesn't seem to worry Óscar Valdez. The 31-year-old Mexican says he's ready to go 12 rounds for the first time in his career.
"With a fight with Shakur you never know. We can bang if we have to bang, we can box if we have to box, it all depends what Shakur brings," Valdez said at Thursday's press conference.
Saturday's main card is packed with cracking fights, including the return of 21-year-old Nico Ali Walsh, better known as Muhammad Ali's grandson.
Óscar Valdez vs Shakur Stevenson is exclusive to Sky in the UK and ESPN in the US, but it's FREE to viewers in Mexico. Make sure you know how to watch a Valdez vs Stevenson live stream from where you are.
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Valdez vs Stevenson undercard
Óscar Valdez vs. Shakur Stevenson – WBC and WBO super featherweight titles
Keyshawn Davis vs. Esteban Sanchez – Lightweight
Nico Ali Walsh vs. Alejandro Ibarra – Middleweight
Raymond Muratalla vs. Jeremy Hill – Lightweight
Andres Cortes vs. Alexis del Bosque – Super featherweight
Abdullah Mason vs. Luciano Ramos – Lightweight
Troy Isley vs. TBA – Middleweight
Charlie Sheehy vs. Burnell Jenkins – Lightweight
Antoine Cobb vs. Jaylan Phillips – Super lightweight
Valdez vs Stevenson tale of the tape
Óscar Valdez – Shakur Stevenson
Nationality: Mexican – American
Born: 22nd Dec 1990 – 28th June 1997
Height: 5ft 5.5 – 5ft 7
Reach: 66 inches – 68 inches
Total Fights: 30 – 17
Record: 30-0 with 23 knockouts – 17-0 with 9 knockouts