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Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino Odds, Picks & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Apr 3, 2023 · 10:50 AM PDT

Shakur Stevenson after winning boxing fight
Shakur Stevenson beat Joet Gonzalez for the WBO world featherweight title Saturday night at the RSCVA convention center. Shakur Stevenson 2 Oct 26
  • Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino goes Saturday, April 8th at 10 PM EST
  • Stevenson is a colossal favorite leading into this showdown
  • Check out the Stevenson vs Yoshino odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino goes down at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and broadcasts on ESPN+. The former is hugely favored over the latter in the Stevenson vs Yoshino betting odds, priced at -1600.

Let’s analyze the Stevenson vs Yoshino odds as we provide our best bet for this bout.

Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino Odds

Fighter Odds
Shakur Stevenson -1600
Shuichiro Yoshino +750

Stevenson is a large favorite in the boxing odds at -1600, meaning the boxer has 94% implied win probability.

This contest is a WBC lightweight world title eliminator and the winner could line themselves up with a massive matchup against the winner of Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko later this year.



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Odds as of  April 3rd at DraftKings Sportsbook

Shakur Stevenson’s Betting Outlook vs Yoshino

Stevenson is making his divisional debut here and looks to make an immediate splash that ripples through the weight class.

He is a former two-division world champion (at featherweight as well as junior lightweight) and looks to continue carving out a path toward another belt in a third-weight category.

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The 2016 Olympic silver medalist has a spotless professional record, and Stevenson is regarded as one of the sport’s pound-for-pound best fighters today.

Stevenson vs Yoshino Recent Fights

Robson Conceicao, win via UD Fight 1 Masayoshi Nakatani, win via KO
Oscar Valdez, win via UD Fight 2 Masayuki Ito, win via TD
Jamel Herring, win via TKO Fight 3 Shuma Nakazato, win via TKO
Jeremia Nakathila, win via UD Fight 4 Valentine Hosokawa, win via UD

This fight is an intriguing one with the surging Stevenson clashing with someone who has very much proven themselves on an international level in his last couple of outings; the exciting and heavy-handed, Shuichiro Yoshino.

Shuichiro Yoshino’s Betting Outlook vs Stevenson

Yoshino is ranked number five by the WBC and the former Japanese lightweight champion looks to align his trajectory with securing a future world title opportunity.

He is also undefeated as a pro and barring a draw this weekend, someone’s 0 has got to go. This is Yoshino’s first time fighting outside of Japan and he will also have to contend with a tremendous amount of partisan support for the hometown darling Stevenson.


These 135-pounders match up nicely in terms of their identical reach and comparable levels of experience over amateur as well as professional competition.

But that being said, the depth of resumes isn’t really comparable and I think Stevenson’s strength of schedule is a big variable to consider in this bout.

Stevenson vs Yoshino Tale of the Tape

19-0 Record 16-0
9 Knockouts 12
5’7 Height 5’9
68″ Reach 68″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox

Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino Prediction

This prizefight is slated for twelve rounds and I do see this one encroaching to that final bell. The speed, fight IQ, and rapid-fire southpaw proclivities of Stevenson will be too much to handle in the end.

The sub-fifty percent finishing rate of Stevenson leads me to believe this and I feel like the finishing ability will possibly be even more diminished fighting in a heavier-weight division.

Ultimately, I foresee value in pursuing prop bets on this fight going the distance (-295) and Stevenson winning via points/ decision (-240).

Pick: Shakur Stevenson (-1600)


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