Stevenson demands a unification fight with Valdez
Shakur Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs) wants a unification fight with Oscar Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs) in his next professional appearance. The American has been the full WBO super featherweight champion since Saturday, while the Mexican holds the WBC world title.
Stevenson, 24, defeated Jamel Herring by TKO on Saturday, his most successful pro boxing career to date. The New Jersey boxer earned $1.7 million for that performance.
Valdez last fought in August, winning on points over Robson Conceicao. Prior to that performance, the Mexican tested positive for doping, but he faced no serious consequences for doing so. Stevenson and Valdez are both boxers of the Top Rank promotion, which should facilitate possible negotiations for this meeting.