Shakur Stevenson, the WBC lightweight world champion, successfully defended his title against Artem Harutyunyan on Saturday evening at Prudential Center. The hometown hero secured a unanimous decision with scores of 119-109, 118-110, and 116-112.

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Stevenson, now 22-0 with 10 KOs, dominated the fight, showcasing his superior skill against Harutyunyan, who had been inactive for nearly a year. The Armenian-born, German-based challenger, holding a 12-2 record with 7 KOs, struggled to withstand Stevenson’s relentless body shots. Although Stevenson fought aggressively in the second half, Harutyunyan’s resilience prevented a knockout.

The Newark crowd cheered as their champion maintained his perfect record, reaffirming that there’s no place like home for Shakur Stevenson.


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