- Shakur Stevenson vs Toka Kahn Clary goes Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at 7 PM EST
- Who will position themselves among the top 130-pound pugilists?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below
Shakur Stevenson and Toka Kahn Clary will trade bombs inside The Bubble within MGM Grand on December 12th, 2020. Stevenson vs Clary goes live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will broadcast on ESPN.
This super featherweight main event is a noteworthy fight in terms of informing the hierarchy of divisional contenders going into 2021.
Shakur Stevenson vs Toka Kahn Clary Odds
|Toka Khan Clary||+950|
Odds as of Dec. 9
Shakur Stevenson’s Last Bout of 2020
Stevenson is one of the more hotly discussed young talents in the sport. The unbeaten warrior is embarking on a path to take over multiple divisions.
Shakur Steveson is the former WBO featherweight champion and is eyeballing an additional world title at super-featherweight as he approaches his 24th birthday.
He is catching the attention of many in the boxing world including some of the pound-for-pound best-ranked combatants in the sport including, Terence Crawford.
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) December 5, 2020
The 2016 Olympic silver medalist has made a seamless transition into the professional ranks. Stevenson is riding a tremendous wave of momentum as he enters this weekend’s contest.
Shakur Stevenson is ranked at #1 and #2 by the WBO and WBC respectively. So a win here could likely jettison him towards a bid for either of those world championships in his next fight.
Perhaps the winner of the upcoming Carl Frampton vs Jamel Herring bout, which has been eyeballed by Stevenson’s camp and Shakur himself. Despite all of this talk around Stevenson, he should not take Clary lightly.
Who Is Toka Kahn Clary?
Toka Kahn Clary is being seen as a lower tier, stay busy fight for Stevenson by many. I don’t know that that’s the fairest characterization though.
I think this perception exists because Clary has collected NABA and USA belts but has never taken it to someone who functions at a world championship level.
Despite jumping up to another competitive tier, Clary has 30 pro bouts to his credit with an impressive 28 victories across that stretch. He is riding a three-fight win streak heading into Saturday, and he has shown varied skills across those bouts.
This prizefight presents a relative rarity with the southpaw versus southpaw dynamic. In fact, this is Shakur Stevenson’s first time fighting a southpaw as a pro.
These 130 pounders will likely need the opening couple of frames to feel each other out and get some intel on the other before committing too heavily to anything.
Despite his 57 percent knockout rate overall, the context of Shakur Stevenson’s recent bouts is necessary. Stevenson has collected six stoppages in his last eight outings including, a round-six finish in his prior outing over Felix Caraballo in June.
Shakur Stevenson vs Toka Kahn Clary Tale of the Tape
|Christopher Diaz, Jessie Cris Rosales, Viorel Simion||Significant Wins||Irvin Gonzalez, John Vincent Moralde, David Berna|
This contest is scheduled for ten rounds, but I don’t see this one going the distance.
I can see there being good value on a prop bet for Stevenson via KO or TKO (-160). In terms of a “Winning Group of Rounds” prop bet, I see there being good value on Stevenson getting it done between rounds 4-6 (+1000 for 4-5 and +900 for 6).
Pick: Shakur Stevenson (-3200)
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