Thursday, April 6th 2023

Shakur Stevenson, Jared Anderson and Keyshawn Davis Visit Newark’s Central High School Ahead of Saturday’s ESPN-Televised Tripleheader

Stevenson-Shuichiro Yoshino, Anderson-George Arias & Davis-Anthony Yigit will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

NEWARK, N.J. (April 5, 2023) – Shakur StevensonJared “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.

In Saturday’s main event, Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) will face Japanese puncher Shuichiro Yoshino (16-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round WBC lightweight title eliminator.
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.

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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