Shakur Stevenson Vows To ‘Become A Pay-Per-View Superstar’ After Oscar Valdez Fight

Shakur Stevenson

Shakur Stevenson believes he will become a pay-per-view star following his Oscar Valdez fight.

Stevenson is set to headline another ESPN card against Valdez on Saturday night. The undefeated WBO super featherweight champion knows this is a massive fight for his career and if he wins, he believes he will become a big star in the boxing world.

“I feel like this is a big fight,” Stevenson said. “I’m taking a big risk fighting somebody who’s 30-0, who’s also a champion. And I feel like, you know, depending on how I perform, I feel like the world gonna love me and I definitely can become a pay-per-view superstar. And I will become a pay-per-view superstar.”

Shakur Stevenson enters the fight coming off a TKO win over Jamel Herring to win the WBO super featherweight champion. Against Valdez, he’s set to defend his title while also will fight for the WBC and The Ring super featherweight belts. It’s an intriguing matchup and Bob Arum knows it is a big fight for Stevenson to see how good he truly is as Valdez is 30-0 and is a legit champ.

“Well, when we signed Oscar, we knew he would be a premier fighter in the sport,” Arum said on the same conference call. “And when we signed Shakur, we knew that he would be a superstar in the sport. And it was always in the back of our mind that if the weights coincided, they would fight each other. I mean, they’re two great young men, two great fighters and it’s what the public wants to see. And I am so happy that, thanks to ESPN, we can do this fight without asking the public to pay additional money on pay-per-view. So, this is wonderful for the sport.”

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