On Friday, September 23, the super featherweight WBO and WBC titles will be on the line when Shakur Stevenson (18-0) defends his titles against former title challenger Robson Conceicao (17-1).
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Shakur Stevenson is coming off a dominant performance against Oscar Valdez, where he added the WBC belt with a unanimous decision victory.
Robson Conceicao bounced back from his first loss and beat Xavier Martinez via unanimous decision in January of this year.
Stevenson vs. Conceicao Betting Analysis
Stevenson has had a flawless start to his young boxing career. At only the age of 25, he holds the WBC and WBO world titles and has looked dominant in every single bout.
He will take on yet another fighter that he has massive odds over. Stevenson is coming off a dominant victory over Oscar Valdez, who took it to Conceicao in just the night before.
Stevenson is a very slick southpaw that can do a lot of things in the ring. He can hurt people off his backfoot while counterpunching, and he can dominate on the offensive side of things.
He has quick hands and puts together lightning-quick combinations when he knows he clipped an opponent and has them wobbled.
Expectations for Stevenson
The 25-year-old champion will be fighting in Newark this weekend, a name of a city he wears proudly on his shorts.
He will be fighting in his hometown in front of a great crowd. This will be an event that is set up for a very special night. Stevenson will look to put on a show in front of his fans.
Conceicao is getting another title shot after losing his last chance at a belt almost exactly a year ago this week.
Not many guys get a second chance like this so quickly after losing, so he will look to make the most of this opportunity.
The issue is that Stevenson is really better in all aspects. Conceicao doesn’t have enough power to really be given a puncher’s chance, so he needs to really be the best he ever will be this weekend to come out victorious.
He is the first ever Olympic gold medalist for the country of Brazil, which is one of the biggest honors a boxer can ever receive.
Conceicao needs to use his length advantage and counterpunching ability to shock the world in Newark this weekend.
Stevenson is confident about this fight and wants to be “the person that brings boxing back to Jersey,” he told Fighthype in an interview.
Stevenson vs. Conceicao Betting Preview
Shakur Stevenson vs Robson Conceicao is a big milestone for Stevenson in his young career. To beat an Olympic gold medalist will be a great notch on his belt, especially in front of his hometown crowd.
This is a fight that Stevenson is supposed to win. He keeps getting better every fight camp and is ready to level up once again versus a worthy opponent.
Stevenson Beating the Odds
According to boxing odds, Stevenson is a massive -2000 favorite over Conceicao this Friday night.
Stevenson will look to set up his left hand and use his jab to break down Conceicao. Conceicao is slightly longer than him so he will need a round or two to find his range.
The speed advantage is there, and it will be a tough hurdle to jump over for Conceicao to come out victorious in this one.
The value of the Stevenson Moneyline is so bad that a prop bet is surely in order for a play this week. Boxing odds have this fight going the distance at -186, which is a good play with how tough and skilled Conceicao is.
Stevenson vs. Conceicao Betting Predictions
Shakur Stevenson vs Robson Conceicao will be a fun fight to watch despite what the odds say. I believe that Conceicao will come ready to fight because he has tons of pride and a lot of skill.
I think that Stevenson will take a few rounds to find his range and set up his combinations to the body and head of Conceicao. Conceicao might start slow too, looking for counter opportunities when Stevenson engages.
Who to Bet On?
My Shakur Stevenson vs Robson Conceicao prediction is that this fight will go the distance, and Stevenson will have a dominant decision victory.
In this lower-weight class, it is tough to find someone with a ton of KO power. I believe that Conceicao will be good enough to stay away from any massive shots or get hit with a bunch of combinations.
Shakur Stevenson’s stats tell us that he only finishes 50% of his fights, and he hasn’t shown too much KO ability as he starts fighting these top-level guys.
Boxing picks are pretty simple to make when odds are this crazy, so the prop bet that Stevenson will win via decision is the way to go.
Boxing Pick: Stevenson (-3000)