Shakur Stevenson to Defend WBC Title Against Artem Harutyunyan

Shakur Stevenson to Defend WBC Title Against Artem Harutyunyan

In the early hours of July 7th, undefeated American WBC champion Shakur Stevenson will defend his title against Artem Harutyunyan. Experts at Dailysports have shared their predictions for the upcoming bout.

Shakur Stevenson

Shakur Stevenson is an undefeated champion who first gained international fame by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics in the 56 kg category. He claimed his first world title in 2019, defeating Joet Gonzalez for the WBO featherweight championship.

Throughout his career, Stevenson has secured key victories against notable opponents such as Christopher Diaz, Alberto Guevara, and Felix Caraballo. In 2020, he moved up to the super featherweight category, continuing his winning streak with notable wins over Toka Kahn Clary and Jeremiah Nakathila.

In October 2021, Stevenson defeated Jamel Herring with a tenth-round technical knockout to win the WBO super featherweight title. He then unified titles in April 2022 by beating WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez via unanimous decision. Stevenson’s most recent victory was a decision win against Edwin De Los Santos.

Artem Harutyunyan

Artem Harutyunyan, a German boxer of Armenian descent, won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in the 64 kg category. Harutyunyan moved to Germany during his childhood and began his boxing career there.

Harutyunyan turned professional in 2017, earning victories over opponents such as Laszlo Szabo and Ibrahim Maazou. One of his significant professional victories was against Alexander Biryukov. Harutyunyan has only one professional loss, which came in his most recent fight against Frank Martin, where he was knocked down in the championship rounds.

Fight Prediction

Harutyunyan’s previous fight exposed defensive vulnerabilities against top-tier opponents. Stevenson is expected to pose an even greater challenge than Martin, who Harutyunyan struggled with. Experts predict “Stevenson to win by decision” with odds of 2.10.

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