WBC/WBO junior light-weight world champion Shakur Stevenson and challenger Robson Conceição confronted off on Wednesday on the last press convention for Friday’s showdown on the Prudential Middle in Newark, New Jersey. In the course of the occasion, the Metropolis of Newark offered Stevenson with a proclamation declaring September 21, 2022, as Shakur Stevenson Day within the metropolis.
Robson Conceição: “I’m very motivated. I’ve skilled all my life for this second. The world was in a position to see that I used to be higher than Oscar Valdez. I ought to have gained. So, he’s probably not defending two titles as a result of one ought to have been mine. I’m a champion with out a crown, and I’m prepared for Friday evening…there’ll solely be one champ, and that champ is me.”
Shakur Stevenson: “He’s a superb fighter. However I believe he misplaced towards Valdez. In case you left it within the judges’ fingers, you then misplaced. I fought Valdez, and I beat the s*** out of him. I don’t have any excuses. He’s speaking about having COVID or one thing earlier than his final struggle. All I hear are excuses. I’m able to struggle. Inform him to not have any excuses on Friday evening. I’m able to beat him up…I by no means depart it within the fingers of the judges. I am going in there and take every little thing that I need.”