Shakur Stevenson to face Edwin de los Santos Nov. 16 in Las Vegas

According to reports, Shakur Stevenson and Edwin de Los Santos will headline a Top Rank Boxing card on ESPN three days before the first Formula 1 race to be held in Sin City.

Following Frank Martin’s withdrawal from the fight, Shakur Stevenson reached an agreement with Edwin de Los Santos to contest the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN.

Shakur Stevenson vs. Edwin De Los Santos: Clash for WBC Lightweight Title in Vegas!

Edwin De Los Santos

According to journalist Mike Coppinger, Stevenson and De Los Santos will headline a Top Rank Boxing bill on ESPN three days before the first Formula 1 race to be held in Sin City.

“Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos have reached an agreement for a Nov. 16 fight in Las Vegas. For the vacant WBC lightweight title. The fight will headline a Top Rank Boxing bill on ESPN on Thursday, three days before the debut of Formula 1 in Las Vegas,” he wrote on his X account (formerly Twitter).

Shakur Stevenson, through his social networks, took the opportunity to provoke Martin and also praised Edwin de los Santos. “This fighter has more heart than the rest of them and, honestly, I think he’s a better fighter than the black per** who got cold feet and retired…”, he commented.

It should be noted that after defeating then undefeated Yoshino Shuichiro by sixth round technical knockout, the American was named WBC mandatory challenger. As Devin Haney opted to move up in class and face champion Regis Prograis, the body ordered that The Dream would be champion in recess and Stevenson was chosen along with Vasyl Lomachenko as the ones who would dispute the vacant title. After the Ukrainian turned down the opportunity because of the war in Ukraine and also Pitbull Cruz because he was on the verge of a rematch with Gervonta Davis, Frank Martin accepted the challenge and suddenly dropped out of the fight.

Champion of two weight categories, Shakur Stevenson, 25, wants to conquer a new title in the third division in which he participates. The American has a record of 20 wins (10 by knockout) and no setbacks.

Edwin De Los Santos, 23, last stepped into the ring last July when he defeated Joseph Adorno by unanimous decision. The Dominican fighter has a record of 16 wins, 14 of them by knockout, and one loss.

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