How to watch Stevenson vs Yoshino fight: US, UK, Canada start time, and TV Channel

The King of Brick City is revved up and ready to show his stuff in front of a sold-out crowd in his own city. This coming Saturday, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, an undefeated former two-weight world champion named Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) will face off against a Japanese puncher named Shuichiro Yoshino (16-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round WBC lightweight title eliminator fight.

Former World Champion at Featherweight and Super Featherweight at just the age of 25, Stevenson will once again be leading the event in WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. After Stevenson was unable to make weight for his fight against Robson Conceicao for the unified super featherweight title in September, he made the decision to move up to the lightweight division.

Stevenson Vs Yoshino start time, TV Channel

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (main event later in show)
  • Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
  • TV/Stream: ESPN, ESPN+
  • Division: Lightweight (135 pounds)
  • At stake: No major titles
  • Pound-for-pound ranking: Stevenson No. 13
  • Also on the card: Jared Anderson vs. George Arias, heavyweights; Keyshawn Davis vs. Anthony Yigit, lightweights
  • Prediction: Stevenson UD
  • Live Stream anywhere: FitePass PPV

*Dates and times are given in local time unless otherwise noted.

**Fight schedule is tentative.

Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino Full fight card

Main card

In addition to the fight between Stevenson and Yoshino, the main card will also have bouts with Jared Anderson and Keyshawn Davis. Heavyweight action will take place between Anderson and George Arias. Anthony Yigit of Sweden will be Keyshawn Davis’s opponent.

  •     Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino, 12 rounds, lightweight – WBC lightweight title eliminator
  •     Jared Anderson vs. George Arias, 10 rounds, heavyweight
  •     Keyshawn Davis vs. Anthony Yigit, 10 rounds, lightweight

Preliminary card

On the preliminary program will fight featuring rising prospects Damian Knyba, Troy Isley, Bruce Carrington, and Kelvin Davis, all of whom have never been defeated.

  •     Damian Knyba vs. Curtis Harper, 8 rounds, heavyweight
  •     Troy Isley vs. Roy Barringer, 8 rounds, middleweight
  •     Bruce Carrington vs. Brandon Chambers, 8 rounds, featherweight
  •     Kelvin Davis vs. Nelson Morales, 6 rounds, junior welterweight
  •     Antoine Cobb vs. Jaylan Phillips, 4 rounds, welterweight

When Shakur Stevenson faces off against Shuichiro Yoshino, how much do tickets go for?

Ticket Smarter prices start at $62.

The prices then go from $70 to $80 to $90 to $100 to $200 to $300 to $400 to $500 to $600 to $700 to $800 to $2,093.

Compare the odds of victory for Shakur Stevenson and Shuichiro Yoshino.

According to Caesars, the odds on Shakur Stevenson are +1400 while those on Shuichiro Yoshino are +800.

Sports Interaction has Shakur Stevenson as the favorite in Canada at -1701, with Shuichiro Yoshino as the underdog at +705.

Shakur Stevenson Lifetime record and bio

  •     Nationality: American
  •     Born: June 28, 1997
  •     Height: 5-8
  •     Reach: 68 inches
  •     Total fights: 19
  •     Record: 19-0 with nine wins via knockout

Shuichiro Yoshino Lifetime record and bio

  •     Nationality: Japanese
  •     Born: September 28, 1991
  •     Height: 5-9
  •     Reach: 68 inches
  •     Total Fights: 16
  •     Record: 16-0 with 12 wins via knockout


Stevenson has the potential to succeed Terence Crawford as the pound-for-pound champion. The 25-year-old from Newark will be competing as a full-fledged 135-pounder for the first time after losing his 130-pound title on the scale prior to his September defence against Robson Conceicao, which he won by a wide decision. This followed sensational victories over then-beltholder Jamel Herring (KO 10) and Oscar Valdez (UD), which established the talented Stevenson as one of the sport’s most rapidly ascending champions. Yoshino is a considerable underdog (as mentioned previously), but he is no pushover.

Tokyo’s 31-year-old boxer-puncher Masayuki Ito (TD) and Masayoshi Nakatani (KO 6) demonstrated his grit in victories over capable compatriots Masayuki Ito (TD) in April and Masayoshi Nakatani (KO 6) in November. If Stevenson triumphs on Saturday, his promoter, Bob Arum, wants to match him against the winner of the May 20 bout between undisputed champion Devin Haney and former titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko.

How to watch Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino live stream

  • Saturday 8th April, 2023 in ESPN+ or FitePass.

Canadian’s boxing fans can watch Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino’s full fight via Fitepass.

Info about Channels and How to Online Streaming?

Due to Stevenson vs. Yoshino being a Top Rank event, it will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States. The main card will begin airing at 10 PM ET on ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN News TV. ESPN+ will live stream the preliminary bouts beginning at 7 PM ET.

The Australian broadcast can be seen on Fox Sports. The tournament will be broadcast on ESPN Knockout in Mexico and South America.

There is a live streaming service that you can access easily to watch Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino, if you are unable to subscribe ESPN+ or ESPN. To access the streaming site just check out FitePass PPV and start watching top ranking boxing from anywhere


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