Shakur Stevenson, Oscar Valdez make weight for 130-pound title-unification showdown

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Shakur Stevenson made weight. Barely.

He had to remove every article of clothing he had on but came in at the divisional limit Friday for his junior lightweight title-unification bout with Oscar Valdez on Saturday in Las Vegas (ESPN, ESPN+).

Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs) evidently weighed slightly over the 130-pound ceiling when he first stepped on the scale. Then, after taking off his shorts behind a screen, he stepped back on and weighed exactly 130.

Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs) came in at 129.6.

The fighters engaged in an obligatory stare down after they were weighed. The moment was intense but uneventful, as it appeared that neither man said a word to the other.

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