Shakur Stevenson To Fight Jessie Cris Rosales On Upcoming ESPN+ Card

Shakur Stevenson's next fight will serve as the co-main event of the first Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+ of 2019.

Top Rank announced Stevenson will fight Jessie Cris Rosales for the IBF Intercontinental and WBC Continental Americas featherweight belts on January 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Fight will be the co-main event on the ESPN+ main card.

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Stevenson, a 21-year-old rising featherweight prospect who won an Olympic silver medal in 2016, has won all nine of his pro fights. His last time out in the ring saw Stevenson score a TKO victory after just one round against Viorel Simion after Stevenson scored three knockdowns. That fight took place on the undercard of Terence Crawford's WBO welterweight title defense against Jose Benavidez Jr.

Also announced for the show is Vikas Krishan fighting on the ESPN+ undercard against Steven Andrade in a six-round bout at junior middleweight. Krishan competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and briefly scored a victory over Errol Spence Jr. but that result was overturned by the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) due to repeated fouls that Krishan committed during a fight.

Other fights announced for the undercard are Carlos Adames vs. John Ruiz in a junior middleweight bout, Robson Conceicao vs. Hector Ambriz, Jason Sosa vs. Moises Delgadillo, Fazliddin Gaibnazarov vs. Ricardo Garcia and Cassius Chaney vs. Michael Glasscox.

The main event of the show will be a heavyweight bout between heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings and Oscar Rivas for the IBF International and WBO-NABO heavyweight titles.

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