Shakur Stevenson and Michael Conlan on Lomachenko v Rigondeaux undercard

Shakur Stevenson and Michael Conlan on Lomachenko v Rigondeaux undercard

MICHAEL “Mick” CONLAN, SHAKUR STEVENSON, and MIKAELA MAYER will complete their first season as professionals on the undercard of the historic collision between world champions VASILY “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO.and.GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX, Saturday, December 9, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) a native of Ukraine, will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight world champion Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs), of Cuba, marking the first time that two-time Olympic gold medalists have fought each other professionally at the highest level. The four-bout telecast, headlined by Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux, will be televised live and exclusively at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App.

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Gvozdyk, Whyte, Jennings, Stevenson and Alvarado win – Results

Gvozdyk, Whyte, Jennings, Stevenson and Alvarado win - Results

In a showcase fight, unbeaten the NABF and NABO light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs) defeated the capable Craig Baker (17-2, 13 KOs) by a 6th round knockout on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo card on Saturday night at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Gvozdyk vs. Baker fight was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Gvozdyk, 30, put Baker down on the canvas with a right hand in round 6. The fight was stopped after Baker got back to his feet and took some punishing blows from Gvozdyk.

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Crawford-Diaz, Stevenson & Beltran quotes for Sat.

Crawford-Diaz, Stevenson & Beltran quotes for Sat.

Undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion and top pound for pound fighter TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD (30-0, 21 KOs), of Omaha, Neb., will make his 2017 debut, This Saturday! May 20, at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. This will also be his debut headlining in the big room — a testament both to his talent and his growing popularity. Crawford will be defending his unified World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC) / Ring magazine titles against former Olympic gold medalist and top-rated contender FÉLIX DÍAZ (19-1, 9 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a marquee all-action fight. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

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Crawford vs Diaz: Top Rank Unveils New Digital Series, CAMP LIFE

Crawford vs Diaz: Top Rank Unveils New Digital Series, CAMP LIFE

CAMP LIFE, the new digital series produced by Top Rank®, will make its debut later this week with a four-part feature on undefeated two-division world champion and top pound for pound fighter TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD. Designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at training camps of fighters in the Top Rank stable, CAMP LIFE gives fans a real taste of training camp as fighters prepare for their battles. CAMP LIFE will be distributed on various platforms, including Facebook, Top Rank’s You Tube channel, Twitter and Top Rank’s website..

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Arum’s Top Rank signs up Shakur Stevenson, pro debut planned for April

Arum's Top Rank signs up Shakur Stevenson, pro debut planned for April

Gifted amateur sensation Shakur Stevenson, the 19 year-old who helped light up the Rio Olympics, was in hot demand almost as soon as his tenure at the games was over. Floyd Mayweather visited with Stevenson – who picked up a silver medal at bantamweight at last year’s games – and many people thought Floyd’s TMT outfit would soon have Stevenson’s ultra-promising career signed, sealed and delivered.

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Shakur Stevenson wants pro debut to take place in January, already eyeing the big names at featherweight

Shakur Stevenson wants pro debut to take place in January, already eyeing the big names at featherweight

After missing out on a gold medal at Rio 2016, ultra-talented and gifted Shakur Stevenson is now looking ahead to picking up gold at pro level – where big, big things are expected of him. The 19-year-old spoke with RingTV.com over the weekend and he said he will turn pro as a featherweight, “there are top dogs at that weight,” he said. Stevenson has naturally had plenty of interest from the various promoters, yet he says he has not yet made up his mind about who he may or may not sign with.

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