Shakur Stevenson dominated Oscar Valdez on the best way to a unanimous resolution victory Saturday so as to add the Mexican’s World Boxing Council tremendous featherweight title to his personal World Boxing Organization belt.
American Stevenson improved to 18-0 as he handed Mexico’s Valdez his first defeat in 31 skilled fights.
Stevenson despatched Valdez to the canvas with a left to the pinnacle within the sixth spherical on the best way to his first protection of the WBO title he gained with a Tenth-round technical knockout of Jamel Herring in October.
Valdez upset Miguel Berchelt in 2021 to win the WBC title and retained it with a unanimous resolution over Robson Conceicao in September.
The 31-year-old Mexican, a two-time Olympian, was embroiled in controversy when the bout towards Conceicao was allowed to go forward after he examined optimistic for the banned stimulant phentermine eight days earlier than the battle.
Valdez blamed the optimistic end result on natural tea and authorities dominated the drug was prohibited solely throughout competitors.
On Saturday, Valdez had no reply for Stevenson’s velocity and motion. Two judges scored it 118-109 in favor of Stevenson and a 3rd noticed it 117-110 for the American.
“He is a tough champion, but I prepared to beat him,” Stevenson stated in an in-ring interview. “I’m ready for anyone, I want all the belts.”
But Stevenson had private enterprise to attend instantly after the battle. He dropped to 1 knee within the ring to suggest to his girlfriend, rapper Young Lyric, who stated sure. The couple have a child daughter.
Valdez acknowledged that Stevenson was the higher fighter on the night time.
“He has a very great boxing quality and today he was the best in the ring,” Valdez stated. “He moves very well, he’s a champion. He has speed, he’s a great boxer.”