Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos are set to face off in a boxing match for the vacant WBC Lightweight title in Las Vegas on November 16. This fight will be the main event of a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card. This will take place two days before Formula 1’s inaugural race on the Las Vegas Strip. Stevenson, with a record of 20-0 and 10 knockouts, was initially scheduled to fight Frank Martin, an undefeated contender. However, Martin opted out of the bout after they sent over the contract. This led to De Los Santos stepping in as the next available contender in the WBC’s Lightweight rankings.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Shakur Stevenson vs Edwin De Los Santos.
Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: At 09:00 PM ET
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
This world title twofer — broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT — kicks off the highly anticipated race week in Las Vegas.
“Edwin De Los Santos is a good fighter and he’s going to come to fight. I give him credit for actually taking this fight when so many other so-called ‘fighters’ ran from it. I’m the biggest boogeyman in boxing, and on November 16, the world will see why when I put on another great performance for the fans. Come out to T-Mobile Arena or tune in to ESPN and watch me become a three-division world champion.”
De Los Santos said:
“I want to thank Top Rank, the WBC, ESPN and my promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, for this opportunity to put on a great fight and win my first world championship. I am a proud Dominican warrior who fights for my people! Shakira, I’m going to kick your ass.”