Shakur Stevenson vs. Edwin de los Santoswill fight tonight (main card at 10:00 pm ET) for the vacant WBC lightweight world title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The undefeated Stevenson (20-0-0, 10 KOs) is looking to become a three-weight world champion, having won both the WBO featherweight title in 2019 and the WBO super featherweight titles in 2021. In his way is the Dominican phenom, De los Santos (16-1, 14 KOs), who has shown great confidence leading up to the bout.
Las Vegas Formula 1 fans in Sin City will get to enjoy the Thursday night showdown, which features a co-main event that could easily headline a fight: Mexican champion Emanuel Navarrete (38-1, 31 KOs) will defend his WBO junior lightweight title against Brazilian Robson Conceiçao (17-2, 8 KOs).
Shakur Stevenson vs Edwin de los Santos LIVE blog: latest updates from Thursday night boxing fight
Shakur Stevenson is taking arguably the greatest risk of his career in his ambition to becomes a three-weight category champion. De Los Santos replaced original contender Frank Martin (18-0), who backed out of the fight during contract negotiations. Both the American and Dominican boxers will be looking to take the 135-pound belt vacated by Devin Haney, who will move up to 140 pounds.
De Los Santos’ only loss came in a split decision to William Foster III in January of 2022. While Shakur Stevenson is a substantial favorite with odds of -1300 and Edwin de los Santos is listed at +720, the Dominican is known for his power and only three of his fights have gone to the judges’ table.
Stevenson vs De los Santos: full card for Thursday’s event in Las Vegas
- WBC lightweight title: Shakur Stevenson vs Edwin de los Santos
- WBO super featherweight title: Emanuel Navarrete vs Robson Conceiçao
- Abdullah Mason vs Jose Maria Cardenas (lightweight)
- Emiliano Vargas vs Cristian Olivares (lightweight)
- Brian Norman Jr. vs Quinton Randall (welterweight)
- Floyd Diaz vs Max Ornelas (bantamweight)
- Andres Cortes vs Freddy Fonseca (super featherweight)
How to watch the Stevenson vs De los Santos fight on TV in the US?
The Las Vegas show featuring the Stevenson vs De Los Santos fight will be broadcast live on ESPN. The fight will be broadcast via live stream on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes. Any fans who are physically in Las Vegas can still attend the event, as tickets are still available for purchase for $55 and above via the AXS ticket platform available through the official T-Mobile Stadium website.