Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Valdez: Preview, Odds & Prediction – Apr. 30, 2022

April 29, 2022
Stevenson vs. Valdez

After Tyson Fury showed that he is the absolute ruler and king in the super heavyweight category, and with a brutal uppercut sent Whyte to the floor, it’s time to find out who will be the absolute champion in the lightweight category! For the unification of the belts in the WBO, WBC, and The Ring magazine, the super talented and one of the biggest upcoming stars in the world of boxing, American Shakur Stevenson, will fight against the dangerous Mexican who defends the WBC belt, Oscar Valdez. This category has recently become very popular because it is a real springboard for the lightweight category, which is the most popular and highest-paid category after the heavyweight category. The belt owners in the lightweight category in recent years have been Manny Pacquiao and Lomachenko.

Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Valdez

Stevenson and Valdez have not yet felt the bitterness of defeat in their professional careers, so this fight, which takes place in the famous MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, will be one of the biggest and most important matches in the lightweight category in the last few years. Like every championship match, it was organized in 12 rounds. Of course, all the most famous betting sites in the world came out with the odds for this match, and we can say that it will not be easy to find the best bet.

Stevenson’s boxing career in his junior days was great. He won both the world and Olympic gold for young athletes. At the age of less than 18, he competed at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he showed his potential. He won a silver medal, and in the final, he lost very closely to the Cuban Ramirez, who defended the Olympic gold from London. There is a well-known story about Cubans and their “amateur” boxing. He soon moved into the pros and effectively dealt with his opponents quickly. True, all these opponents initially serve to “prepare the fighter for those bigger fights, for a longer number of rounds, to technically progress. It is too difficult for someone who has just come from amateur boxing, where there are three rounds and non-stop actions to prepare for ten rounds both tactically and in terms of condition.

Oscar Valdez was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. He grew up in a poor family and the way out of everyday life as a boy; while all the other boys watched football, Oscar dreamed of being a boxer and had his idols like Antonio Barrera, Eric Morales, and of course, “The Great Lion of Guliaka” Julio Cesar Chavez! After Canelo Alvarez, today, he is on his way to becoming one of the greatest Mexican fighters of all time. Valdez cultivates that aggressive boxing style with many open exchanges, and it is very important to say that he never gives up. Also, what is especially important is to say he won the fight with a broken jaw; even then, he did not give up or give up. When we look at his style and way of fighting, he takes us back to the past, and it is as if we are looking at a modern version of Eric Morales. He achieved his 18 wins in the professional ring very convincingly; only two fights went to the judges’ decisions. Against Gardovich, he won the WBO-NABO title, and in the next fight knocked out Rueda in the second round and won the WBO belt, which he defended as many as six times. Now he wants to bring it back and reunite it with his WBC belt.


Stevenson: 24 years, 17W-0L, 9K.O, height 171cm, reach 174cm.
Valdez: 28 years, 30W-0L, 23W K.O, height 168cm, reach 168cm.

Free Betting Prediction

Shakur Stevenson is the favorite by bookmakers, but we think they underestimated a bit with Valdez’s odds. The odds for Valdez to win are 8.3! Basically, we recommend that you bet on Stevenson, and that is a victory by the decision of the judges, and the odds are 1.65! Stevenson is a fighter who does not suit Valdez, he is still boxing from the counter guard, and we think that Valdez is tough enough not to lose 12 rounds and that it will go to the decision of the judges.

PREDICTION: Shakur Stevenson by decision
ODDS: 1.65

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