Robson Conceição wants a place in a select group of Olympic and world boxing champions | fight

Joe Frazier. George Foreman. Sugar Ray Leonard. Muhammad Ali…And Robson Conceição. Brazil’s Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, amongst these boxing legends? That’s precisely what may occur subsequent Friday, when he faces American Shakur Stevenson for the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization featherweight belts (as much as 58.9 kg) in New Jersey, USA. Oh the fight broadcasts the duel dwell on the cardboard from 23:00 at evening (Brazilian time).

Olympic champion Robson Conceição goals for belts in skilled boxing

report of Spectacular sport (see video above) He spoke with the 33-year-old Bahian fighter throughout his keep in Las Vegas, the place he completed his two-belt fight camp. If he wins, he’ll be part of the select group of Olympic and world boxing champions.

– A purpose to be very proud is to know that Muhammad Ali was a nice athlete not solely above the ring, but additionally beneath, representing his origin, defending, combating, so I’ve that motivation in him and I might be very. grateful to have the ability to be in the identical select group. Olympic champion and world champion. This might be a supply of nice satisfaction and happiness.

Robson Conceição seeks Council and World Boxing Organization belts subsequent Friday — Photo: Evelyn Rodrigues

But earlier than speaking concerning the doable achievement, Robson Conceição recalled the largest second of his profession up to now in the Miraculous City.

– Until at present there was no comparable second. After I took half in the earlier two editions, in Beijing and London, with all of the individuals towards me, to have the ability to be in this third version and at dwelling, with the help of the general public, the household, the crew that was there, so it was the explanation for a distinctive feeling and a sense of achievement – he mentioned mentioned Robson, who received 4 fights to turn out to be the champion towards France’s Sofiane Oumiha.

But Olympic boxing solely accepts newbie boxers. And after three Olympic Games, the Brazilian modified his profession and made his debut in skilled boxing. Since then, 17 wins, eight knockouts, and just one defeat – final yr to the reigning tremendous featherweight champion, Mexican Óscar Valdez, in a controversial fight. The fight was worthy of the World Boxing Council belt. And though Robson did higher in the opening rounds, the Mexican retained the title by determination of the judges. The coach Luiz Dórea has assured that his pupil was bifurcated.

– The referee was very mistaken, the world noticed that. We did our half, we received the fight, 12 rounds. I feel we clearly received 9 or ten rounds (…). May the very best in the ring win. The champion is completed contained in the ring, so the referees cannot guess just like the champions did. Robson is the world boxing champion of the World Boxing Council, and the end result was modified and the victory was awarded to Oscar Valdez, who then fought Shakur and misplaced.

Robson Conceição and his crew closed their Las Vegas camp earlier than heading to New Jersey to fight — Photo: Evelyn Rodrigues

In January of this yr, Robson defeated Xavier Martinez by unanimous determination. And a yr after that defeat, he could have one other probability to win not one, however two world titles on the similar time. Shakur Stevenson continues to be undefeated in his profession with 18 wins in 18 fights. Robson assessed his opponent.

– My opponent will not be simple, it is vitally troublesome. He was a silver medalist on the Rio Games in 2016, a world champion in two classes, a younger athlete who has come all the best way. But, sadly, our paths crossed and just one champion can come out of it, that’s Robson Conceição “O Brabo” – Robson shot, revealing that they even educated collectively.

– We met in Rio de Janeiro, we even educated collectively, we did six rounds of sparring. And we at all times get collectively in these occasions that occur, although the identical firm promotes us and we fight infrequently (…). It was very quiet (a coaching session). We had six properly exchanged rounds, however each developed from there, there are numerous fights, many experiences, and I’m certain that on the twenty third it is going to be a nice fight, a nice fight – he completed -.

Robson Conceição fights for 2 boxing world titles — Photo: Combate

Robson Conceição fights for 2 world titles in boxing

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