Shakur Stevenson will challenge for his first professional title on BoxNation next week.
The 2016 US Olympic silver medalist takes on Duarn ‘The Storm’ Vue for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Featherweight belt on October 13th at the CHI Health Centre, Omaha.
His step up in class is the chief supporting contest pound to Terence Crawford’s WBO Welterweight Title defence against Jose Benavidez.
"The world is going to see the real Shakur Stevenson on Oct 13th," Stevenson predicted. "With my team, Top Rank, behind me, I should be World Champion in 2019."
"I am very thankful for this opportunity," said Vue, who is promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and Supreme Hits. "Get ready because ‘The Storm’ is coming!"
Stevenson (8-0, 4 KOs) was one of the most highly touted amateurs coming out of the 2016 Olympic Games, and less than 18 months since turning pro, he has acclimated seamlessly to the paid ranks.
He has won all four fights in 2018, including second-round stoppages against Roxberg Patrick Riley and Aelio Mesquita.
The Mesquita victory included five knockdowns and came on the undercard of Crawford’s title-winning June stoppage victory against Jeff Horn in Las Vegas.
In August, Stevenson scored an eight-round unanimous decision against Carlos Ruiz, who has never been stopped as a professional.
Wisconsin’s Vue (14-1-2, 4 KOs) has won twice since his only defeat, an eight-round unanimous decision loss to Alejandro Salinas last year.
He hasn’t boxed since April, when he notched a 12-round unanimous decision against former WBA World Super-Bantamweight Champion Nehomar Cermeño.