Stevenson and Valdez make weight for junior lightweight title unification

One was talking trash, the other was all about business.

Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez are ready to put everything on the line Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

At Friday's weigh-in, Stevenson stepped on the scale at exactly 130 pounds, while Valdez checked in slightly lighter, at 129.6 pounds, for their 12-round, 130-pound title unification fight.

ESPN will televise Stevenson-Valdez as the main event of a tripleheader scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET from MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The 24-year-old Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs), of Newark, New Jersey, holds the WBO junior lightweight title while and Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs), 31, of Sonora, Mexico, is the WBC's titleholder.

Stevenson, who captured a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics, will make the first defense of the WBO strap he won since his one-sided 10th-round stoppage of Jamel Herring last October in Atlanta. Valdez, a two-time Olympian, will defend his WBC crown for the second time.

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