Shakur Stevenson will square off against Edwin De Los Santos on Thursday 16th November 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight will take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest is for the vacant WBC lightweight championship of the world.
The undercard is set to feature the clash of Navarrete vs Conceicao for the WBO World Junior Lightweight championship.
Shakur Stevenson steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Edwin De Los Santos will make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
Shakur Stevenson is the older man by 2 years, at 26 years old.
Santos has a height advantage of 1 inch over Stevenson. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Shakur Stevenson & Edwin De Los Santos fight out of a southpaw stance.
Stevenson is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 85 more professional rounds, 133 to Santos' 48.
Shakur Stevenson goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 5 by the RING at lightweight.
Edwin De Los Santos is currently ranked number 6 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Stevenson remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Shuichiro Yoshino on 8th April 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Lightweight eliminator fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Robson Conceicao on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight and WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark.
Going into that contest, he had beat Oscar Valdez on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight, WBO World Junior Lightweight and The Ring Junior Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Jamel Herring on 23rd October 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
He had won against Jeremia Nakathila on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Santos has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Joseph Adorno on 8th July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Valenzuela on 4th September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luis Acosta on 11th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood.
Before that, he had been beaten by William Foster III on 7th January 2022 by split decision in their 8 round contest at Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando.
He had won against Marco Acevedo on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Gimnasio Estancio, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
In terms of recent activity, Shakur Stevenson has been fighting more than Edwin De Los Santos.
Shakur Stevenson last fought 7 months and 8 days ago, while Edwin De Los Santos' last outing was 4 months and 8 days ago.