Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao Betting: Stevenson shoots for 19th straight win
An exciting weekend of notable boxing matches will get underway on Friday with Shakur Stevenson facing Robson Conceicao at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Stevenson will be putting his hard-earned WBC, WBO, and The Ring super featherweight belts on the line in the pursuit of a 19th straight win to begin his professional boxing career.
Will he achieve that? It remains to be seen, but anything other than victory in Newark would be shocking.
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao Fight Information and Betting Odds
- Matchup: Shakur Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs) vs. Robson Conceicao (17-1, 8 KOs)
- Where is the Stevenson vs. Conceicao fight? The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
- When is the Stevenson vs. Conceicao fight? Friday, September 23, 2022.
- What time is the Stevenson vs. Conceicao fight? The main card for the event will begin at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and the main event should occur around 11:30 p.m. Eastern.
- Where can I watch Stevenson vs. Conceicao? ESPN will televise the bout.
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao Betting Odds
Odds are from Caesars Sportsbook.
- Shakur Stevenson -3000
- Robson Conceicao +1300
Total Rounds Over/Under
- Over 10.5 rounds (-250)
- Under 10.5 rounds (+190)
Stevenson is unbeaten as a professional
If you enjoy watching boxing and are excited about the huge weekend ahead, the chances are you will already be familiar with Shakur Stevenson.
But those who aren’t yet aware of just how good the American super featherweight is are in for a treat. He’s a 25-year-old southpaw who is going places and fast.
Fighting out of Virginia, Stevenson brings a professional record which details 18 wins from as many bouts, with half of those wins coming inside the distance. He is currently ranked as the number one super featherweight in the United States and also tops the global rankings, placed ahead of Mexico’s Oscar Valdez and Tajikistan’s Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov.
Shakur made his professional debut in Carson over five years ago. Despite being less than convincing on his bow, he soon settled into the winning groove, putting together a run of form that has taken him to the head of the division.
He is now the man to beat at super feather but knows one defeat could undo all his good work. He must continue to improve and win if he is to unify.
Stevenson returns after dominant win over Valdez
Stevenson has been impressive throughout his career, improving with the passing of each round as he climbed to the summit of the division.
His biggest test to date came last time out when faced with current number two Oscar Valdez in a battle for supremacy and, following a lively contest, Shakur got the desired result.
He beat Valdez on points with the scorecards reading 117-110, 118-109 and 118, 109. The margins of victory told the story of how that bout played out, with Shakur showing his class to beat his main rival with room to spare.
It was a show of strength from the American, but there’s more to come.
Looking through his recent form, we note Shakur has won three of his last four on points, with the spare being a late knockout win over Jamel Herring in Atlanta.
That shows Stevenson has the power to hurt opponents at this level but prefers to rely on his boxing skills to catch the eye of the judges.
Brazilian gets his shot
We all know that the UFC is packed with Brazilian fighters mixing it at the top of the most popular divisions, but it’s not too often we see a boxer from Brazil contesting major honours.
That’s what we have here as Robson Conceicao gets his crack at the big time, knowing victory in the United States would change his career – and his life – overnight.
The 33-year-old from Salvador stands at 5’10’’– giving him a seven-inch height advantage over the champion – and he’ll want to use his size to keep his opponent at range.
Nino has been a professional fighter since 2016, when he swapped the vest of amateur boxing for the paid ranks, having cleaned up at amateur. He won the 2016 Olympic Games gold medal at lightweight before turning professional.
Conceicao now carries a pro CV detailing 17 wins against one defeat, with eight victories scored inside the distance and that one loss coming on the scorecards. He is currently ranked at number one in his home nation – as you would expect – but stands 12th in the world.
Patience is required
Both men have won at least half of their bouts by stoppage or knockout, but patience is required in this contest.
It’s not a meeting of two gung-ho warriors who will go on the front foot early. Instead, we have two supremely talented boxers looking to establish their distance early and rack up rounds towards a win on points.
If the knockout presents itself to either fighter, they are more than good enough to get the win, but Conceicao knows he must be at his best to have any chance of pulling off an upset win and taking the titles.
He will have the number one fighter at super featherweight to contend with and must also compete with the crowd against him.
The Brazilian is ranked outside of the top 10 in the world, which is surprising, but he was beaten on points by Oscar Valdez last year, and that’s sure to put a few off backing him here, considering what the champion did to Valdez recently.
This is a bout that is there to be won, but if we follow the form of both men leading up to this bout, it’s fair to say that Stevenson is a worthy favourite. We’ll be backing him to win on points.
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao Prediction: Stevenson to win
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao Betting Tip: Stevenson to win by decision or technical decision @ -160 (Caesars Sportsbook)