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Reno, Nevada (October 22, 2019)— Once again, Top Rank Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions team up to make a spectacular show for the boxing fans. On Saturday, October 26th, 2016 silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (12-0, 7KOs) will take on one of the top contenders of the featherweight division Joet Gonzalez (23-0, 14KOs). These two skilled fighters will fight for the vacant WBO featherweight world title, which was vacated by Mexican star Oscar Valdez, who moved up to the super featherweight division. The fight will take place at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada. The bout will be televised on the ESPN+ app starting at 7pm.

During the press conference, the two fighters did not hold back about how they felt about one another.

”He does a lot of talking about myself and my family and has even posted some things. So yeah, this fight is personal.” said Gonzalez.

“This fight is personal. I don’t like, because he’s a b***h.” Said Stevenson.

This fight should be a tremendous bout. Both fighters are undefeated, both had a solid amateur career, and have the skills to become one of the greats. Stevenson is a southpaw fighter with an excellent amateur background. After winning 3 national championships, he got the opportunity to represent the US in Brazil at the 2016 Olympics where he won a silver medal. He’s not known to be a KO artist but he possesses great boxing skills.

Gonzalez is a Glendora, California native who is trained by his father and comes from a boxing family. There are rumors that the sister of Joet, Jajaira Gonzalez is dating Shakur Stevenson, and that is where the bad blood is coming from. Gonzalez will have the opportunity that most brothers would like to have and that is beat up on the sister’s boyfriend and get paid for it. Joet turned pro back in 2012. His last fight was against a tough opposition named Manuel “Tino” Avila from Fairfield, Ca. Gonzalez was able to finish Avila in the 6th round after a brutal beat down.

This coming Saturday night, the boxing world will get a taste of what the future of boxing has to offer when these two skilled fighters step into the ring. Be sure to catch the fireworks.

Co-main event
Mikaela Mayer Ca Alejandra Soledad Zamora

Los Angeles native and 2016 Olympian Mikaela Mayer (11-0, 4 KOs) will take on Argentinian Alejandra Soledad Zamora (7-3, 1 KO). Mayer is making her third title defense in a 10-round bout. Mayer’s last fight was on the Fury-Schwarz fight back in June, when she defeated Lizbeth Crespo via unanimous-decision.

“It’s been a great eight-week camp for this fight, and everything is coming together,” Mayer said. “There’s been talk about my fighting style, and a lot of people have been impressed with how I’ve been working the body. Others want to see me box more on the outside. Nobody’s wrong, but this is just the process of becoming a well-rounded pro. I want to be great on the inside and the outside and that requires working both ways during my fights.” Said Mayer.

Featured bout
Andy Vences vs Mark Bernaldez

San Jose native and former WBC Intercontinental Super Featherweight Champion Andy “El Tiburon” Vences (22-1-1, 12 Kos) will look into making a comeback after his first loss as a professional when he faces Mark Bernaldez (19-2, 13 Kos). Andy suffered his first loss back in June against talented fighter Albert Bell – who is also scheduled to fight on this card- but a win this Saturday night will catapult him back into the world title shot race.

Title fight: Shakur Stevenson vs. Joet Gonzalez, 12 rounds, for vacant WBO featherweight title

Josh Greer vs. Antonio Nieves, 10 rounds, bantamweights

Mikaela Mayer vs. Alejandra Soledad Zamora, 10 rounds, female junior lightweights

Albert Bell vs. Frank De Alba, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

Jason Sanchez vs. Adeilson Dos Santos, 10 rounds, featherweights

Andy Vences vs. Mark Bernaldez, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

Francisco Esparza Jr. vs. Matt Conway, 8 rounds, junior lightweights

Xander Zayas vs. Genesis Wynn, 4 rounds, welterweights

Diego Elizondo vs. Mike Sanchez, 4 rounds, lightweights

Wilfredo Mariano vs. Sean Cerveny, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

Jared Anderson vs. Daniel Infante, 4 rounds, heavyweights

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