Shakur Stevenson loses 130-pound titles on scale, will move up to 135

Well, it looks like Shakur Stevenson will move up to 135 pounds.

Stevenson lost his 130-pound titles on the scale Thursday before his fight with Robson Conceicao on Friday in Newark, New Jersey, coming in at 131.6 pounds.

He indicated that there was no hope he could do 130 if given more time.

He tweeted: “I gave it my all. I’ve been pro my whole career and gained weight, but my body can’t do 130 anymore. My health has to come first. I will go up to 135 in my next fight.”

ESPN reported that the fighters agreed that Stevenson will pay Conceicao a financial penalty, but the amount was not disclosed. Stevenson was reportedly set to earn $3 million.

Conceicao, who weighed in at 129.6, will claim the vacant WBC and WBO titles if he wins the fight. They will be vacant if the Brazilian loses.

Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs) is coming off back-to-back wins over Jamel Herring (to win the WBO title) and Oscar Valdez (to add the WBC belt), which elevated him to the pound-for-pound lists.

He will now be in position to land big fights at 135, featuring undisputed champion Devin Haney, George Kambosos Jr. and Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Conceicao (17-8 KOs) is a 2016 Olympic gold medalist who lost his only previous fight for a world title, a decision against then-champion Valdez in September of last year.

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