Sunday, July 07, 2024

Shakur Stevenson defeats Artem Harutyunyan by unanimous decision to retain WBC title

Shakur Stevenson made his first defense of the WBC lightweight title and beat Artem Harutyunyan in the main event of Top Rank's card in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.

Shakur won the fight by a unanimous decision and retained his title. The champion outlanded the challenger 170-74 overall and the judges scored the fight for the champion 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112. Stevenson is now 22-0 with 10 knockouts.

Stevenson is a three-division world champion, having held titles at featherweight and junior lightweight before moving up to 135 pounds in April.

Check out Stevenson'spost fight interview below:

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