Prior to his battle against Robson Conceicao on Friday, Shakur Stevenson fails to make weight and has his 130-pound championships revoked.

Prior to his battle against Robson Conceicao on Friday, Shakur Stevenson fails to make weight and has his 130-pound championships revoked.

Shakur Stevenson will lose both of his 130-pound belts as a result of failing to make weight on Thursday before his fight with Robson Conceicao on Friday in Newark, New Jersey, in accordance with WBO and WBC rules governing championship fights.

The 25-year-old, who had two hours to lose 1.6 pounds and weighed 131.6 pounds, decided he was unable to remove the extra weight.

Stevenson, the top junior lightweight according to ESPN, tweeted, "I gave it my all." "I've been a professional my entire career and have gained weight, but my body simply cannot maintain 130. I have to put my health first. In my upcoming bout, I'll be fighting at 135."

If everything goes according to plan, Conceicao, an Olympic gold champion, will be qualified to take home one of the two open crowns. The 33-year-old Brazilian, who was competing for his second career title, weighed 129.6 pounds. In September 2021, he had another chance to win a title but lost against Oscar Valdez in a contentious decision.

Despite having a prohibited chemical in his system, Valdez was nonetheless permitted to compete after testing positive weeks before the fight. In January, Conceicao (17-1, 8 KOs) bounced back with a thrashing of Xavier Martinez, while Stevenson demolished Valdez in April.

The New Jersey State Athletic Commission will fine Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs), and it's possible that he'll have to give up some of his prize money so the bout can go on. According to sources who spoke to ESPN, Stevenson will receive $3 million. According to insiders, Top Rank is working to find a solution so that Stevenson and Conceicao may still compete in the ESPN main event.

Stevenson previously held the 126-pound championship. Stevenson, who won a silver medal at the Olympics, would look to engage in high-stakes contests with fellow Top Rank boxers Devin Haney, the undisputed lightweight champion, and Vasiliy Lomachenko, who weighs 135 pounds.