World Boxing Council super featherweight champion, Oscar Valdez, WBO champion Shakur Stevenson, in a unification duel on Saturday, April 30 April at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight, which was officially announced Thursday by Top Rank, will be televised on ESPN.
Stevenson and Valdez will each be aiming to become the first unified super featherweight champions since Marco Antonio Barrera in 2005.
“Oscar Valdez and Shakur Stevenson are the best super featherweights in the world. The fans and fighters have demanded this matchup, and we are proud to offer it live on ESPN,” said Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. “The winner will become a superstar, and I know they’ll both be up to the challenge.“
Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs), the pride of Nogales, Mexico, is approaching a decade as an undefeated pro after Olympic appearances in 2008 and 2012. He is 9-0 in world title fights and has established his position as one of Mexico’s favorite warriors.
“I want to make it clear that I am the best 130-pound fighter in the world,” Valdez said.
“We know that Shakur Stevenson is very good, but he is even better at talking on social media. I will let my fists do the talking on April 30.“
Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs), the pound-for-pound talent from Newark, New Jersey, won the vacant WBO featherweight world title against Joet Gonzalez in 2019 after Valdez vacated the title to make super featherweight campaign.
“I have been chasing this fight for almost three years since we were both at featherweight. On April 30th, I will show him and the world why he dodged me all this time. I am the best fighter.”