|Shakur Stevenson, Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson and Keyshawn Davis visited Central High School ahead of Saturday’s ESPN-televised tripleheader at Prudential Center.
It was a special homecoming for Newark native Stevenson, who attended Central High School as a youngster before representing Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he captured a silver medal.
The three were on hand to share insights from their respective boxing journeys. They also took photos and signed memorabilia for the students in attendance.
Heavyweight knockout artist Anderson (13-0, 13 KOs) takes on fellow unbeaten George Arias (18-0, 7 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature. Davis (7-0, 5 KOs), a U.S. Olympic silver medalist, will meet his stiffest challenge yet in the 10-round lightweight televised opener against former title challenger Anthony Yigit (26-2-1, 10 KOs).Stevenson-Yoshino, Anderson-Arias & Davis-Yigit will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
Saturday, April 8
ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino, 12 rounds, WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator
Jared Anderson vs. George Arias, 10 rounds, Heavyweight
Keyshawn Davis vs. Anthony Yigit, 10 rounds, Lightweight
ESPN+ (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Damian Knyba vs. Curtis Harper, 8 rounds, Heavyweight
Troy Isley vs. Roy Barringer, 8 rounds, Middleweight
Bruce Carrington vs. Brandon Chambers, 8 rounds, Featherweight
Kelvin Davis vs. Nelson Morales, 6 rounds, Junior Welterweight
Antoine Cobb vs. Jaylan Phillips, 4 rounds, Welterweight
Credit: Top Rank Boxing
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