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Robson Conceicao takes on American for vacant world title | battle

This Friday, Robson Conceição steps into the ring in Newark, USA, in quest of an unprecedented feat for Brazil: changing into an Olympic medalist who additionally holds the title of world boxing champion. “Brabo” faces the American Shakur Stevenson with the World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Council (WBO and WBC) tremendous light-weight belts at stake. O Battle broadcasts stay and solely from 20:50 (Brazilian time).

Robson Conceicao poses after Thursday’s weigh-in: Brazil’s first Olympic gold medalist needs to pioneer once more — Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc through Getty Images

Robson is used to being a pioneer in Brazilian boxing. In Rio 2016, the Bavarian received the nation’s first Olympic gold medal in sports activities. Now he hopes so as to add the distinction of being champion in two of the highest 4 boxing organizations within the world. If he wins, he shall be solely the sixth Brazilian to carry a world belt from one of many 4 main worldwide sports activities organizations (WBO, WBC, IBF and WBA).

+ Robson Conceicao needs a spot in a choose group of Olympic and world boxing champions

– I’ve been making ready lots, a lifetime for this, ready for this nice second. This is a good alternative in my life, to indicate why Brazil deserves to be on the prime of the world in boxing – mentioned the Bahian in an interview with SportTV within the week earlier than the combat.

Robson Conceicao takes on American Shakur Stevenson in a world boxing decider

Conceição feels he ought to have one in every of these belts underneath his belt by now. In September 2021, he challenged Mexico’s Oscar Valdez for the WBC world title, however was defeated by a controversial unanimous choice, his first and solely loss as knowledgeable. In January, Robson bounced again with a win over Xavier Martinez and acquired one other shot, this time towards Shakur Stevenson, who was already the WBO champion and added the WBC belt by defeating Valdez in April.

+ Robson Conceicao and Shakur Stevenson make tense faces on their first date

On the ropes: Shakur doesn't make weight and loses his belt on the scale before his fight with Robson Conceicao

On the ropes: Shakur would not make weight and loses his belt on the dimensions earlier than his combat with Robson Conceicao

Stevenson, nevertheless, won’t have each belts underneath his belt this Friday, nor will he be capable of reclaim them with a win. The American weighed 59.7kg, round 730g over the tremendous featherweight restrict, and misplaced his titles on the scales. Conceicao, who was underneath the 59kg restrict, regretted what he known as a scarcity of professionalism however assured that he’ll win the belts within the ring.

– I’ve all the time had professionalism and the primary combat was received. “Even if he would not lose the belt due to the burden, he’ll lose it anyway as a result of I got here ready to take that belt away from him within the competitors,” Robson fired.

Robson Conceicao has fought for two world boxing titles

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