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Cole Huff

Shakur Stevenson misses weight ahead of what he claims will be his final fight before jump from 130 to 135 pounds

When 25-year-old superstar boxer Shakur Stevenson steps into the ring on Friday night to fight Robson Conceicao, he will do so without his WBC and WBO super-featherweight world titles.

Stevenson weighed in on Thursday at 1.6 pounds above the 130-pound weight limit. The penalty for missing weight is a loss of title(s).

But not all is bad.

For Conceicao, he’ll still have an opportunity to claim the titles with a win over Stevenson. However, his odds (+600 Tipico Sportsbook) suggest that he’ll be in for quite the challenge against the undefeated Newark native.

As far as what this all means for Stevenson? He’s identified that his body just can’t make 130 pounds anymore. After this fight, he says he’ll be moving up to 135, a weight division that includes many household names in the sport.

Assuming Stevenson gets past Conceicao on Friday, his future at 135 pounds should be fun.

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