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Press Conference on Featherweight World Championship
All of the fighters for the main event and undercard will be available for interviews at the final press conference before Saturday’s Featherweight world title fight between undefeated stars Shakur Stevenson and Joet Gonzalez.
Shakur Stevenson is only 22 years old and 12 fights into his pro career. Stevenson (12-0, 7 KOs), the WBO No. 1 contender, is no stranger to Reno fight fans. He won multiple national tournaments there as an amateur, including the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials in late 2015. Stevenson went on to capture a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In July, his last fight, he knocked out Alberto Guevara in the third round in Newark, his hometown.
25-year-old Gonzalez (23-0, 14 KOs), the WBO No. 2 contender, is a seven-year pro who has scored three consecutive knockouts. A Los Angeles native, Gonzalez is coming off a sixth-round stoppage over Manuel Avila where he captured the WBO Global and WBA Continental America Featherweight titles.
"We are excited to bring nationally televised championship boxing back to Reno and shine a spotlight on our city," said David Farahi, COO Monarch Casino Resort Inc., parent company to Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. "Sponsoring this WBO featherweight title fight and hosting the fighters and their entourage at the world-class Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will provide the opportunity to promote the city throughout the region."
Tickets for this world championship event priced at $110, $70 and $40 (not including applicable fees) can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa gift shop.
A pair of undefeated Northern Nevada-based prospects, JJ Mariano and Diego Elizondo, are slated to appear on the undercard.
Stevenson-Gonzalez and a co-feature will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ beginning at 7pm. The entire undercard will stream on ESPN+ starting at 3:30pm.