Shakur Stevenson is set to make the first defence of his WBC lightweight title when he takes on Germany's Artem Harutyunyan.

Stevenson steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, having stopped two of his last five opponents via knockout. The American beat Edwin De Los Santos in his last outing last November, but he will face Harutyunyan, who has defeated four of his last five opponents.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Stevenson vs. Harutyunyan.

When is Shakur Stevenson vs Artem Harutyunyan?

Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. UK (Sunday)

Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. UK (Sunday)
The ringwalks for Stevenson vs. Harutyunyan are scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. UK with the event set to begin at 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. UK. These timings are subject to change.

What has been said?

“My focus is July 6, we got a tough fight in Artem. He got real good feet, likes to move, likes to pressure with his feet,we gotta figure the puzzle out and break the code. I love it, I think that it’s a thrill with the risk that I’m taking.”
“I’m that guy, and I can’t wait for that day. So, I can’t focus on the people that try to downplay my last performance. It’s not going to be action-packed when it’s one-sided. When you’re putting hands on people and beating people up, that’s enough. I feel my last performance is a testament to how great I really am, even on a bad night. Even on a bad night, I could come out on top against a really good fighter,”
“I’ve fought so many punchers during my career. So that logic wouldn’t even make sense,”
“I really don’t care because I’m the best fighter in the world. It’s going to come down to a day where everyone is going to have to see who really is the best and who is going to carry the sport for the next few years,”



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