Shakur Stevenson dominates Oscar Valdez to win second title via unanimous decision
Shakur Stevenson jogged around the ring with his hands held high as the seconds ticked away on the biggest night of his career.
For 12 rounds, he practically played with Oscar Valdez in what turned out to be an utter mismatch in the ESPN
main event on Saturday night before 10,102 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Stevenson is simply that good.
He used an excellent southpaw jab, one of the best weapons in boxing, to keep Valdez at range and set up his own powerful left hand to the body
The unanimous-decision victory by scores of 118-109, 117-110 and 118-109 handed Stevenson a second title at 130 pounds.
"I'm a superstar in this sport," said Stevenson, 24. "I want to collect all the belts at 130 and become undisputed.
I deserve to be a superstar, so that's what I gotta do."
Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs) floored Valdez in Round 6 with a cuffing right hook that sent him stumbling into the ropes,