It appears the vacant WBC lightweight title clash between Shakur Stevenson and Frank Martin is destined to happen as a purse bid was avoided on September 5th. Stevenson holds the second spot in the rankings, while Martin occupies the fourth position, with the WBC mandating the bout
As initially reported by Keith Idec of BoxingScene.com, stated that the promoters representing Stevenson and Martin have successfully reached an agreement. Top Rank and TGB Promotions have inked a deal that will ensure this championship bout lands on ESPN, adding to the anticipation surrounding the event. ProBox TV News corroborated this information through a reliable source, verifying the legitimacy of the agreement.
As for a date that is unsure as of now. A potential fight card for this mega-fight is rumored to coincide with the week of the 'Las Vegas GP' Formula 1 race. This exciting event on the Las Vegas strip is scheduled for November 18th, and it presents an ideal backdrop for the Stevenson-Martin showdown. Yet, Mike Coppinger of ESPN.com suggested a second date of December 9th which could land the fight in New York City, New York.