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Photos: Avanesyan-Kavaliauskas, Stevenson, Jennings - Weights

World championship boxing returns the "Biggest Little City in the World," Reno Nevada!  No. 1 world-rated lightweight contender RAY "Sugar" BELTRAN, fighting for his first world championship belt and his green card to stay in the U.S. with his family, will headline an all-action card on Friday, February 16,  in the Grand Sierra Resort's Grand Theatre. Photos by Mikey Williams.

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Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KOs), from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, will be battling former world champion and current No. 2 world-rated contender PAULUS MOSES (39-3, 24 KOs), from Windhoek, Namibia, for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world title. 

WEIGHTS

Avanesyan 147, Kavaliauskas 146.5

Stevenson 125.5, Tapia 124.5

Conceicao 132.5, Golguin 132.8

Jennings 231.5, Muralimov 259

Tucker 149.5, Besputin 147

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The co-main event will feature undefeated NABF welterweight champion EGIDIJUS "The Mean Machine" KAVALIAUSKAS (18-0, 15 KOs), from Oxnard, Calif., by way of Kaunas, Lithuania, defending his title against former world champion DAVID "Ava" AVANESYAN (23-2-1, 11 KOs), of Pyatigorsk, Russia, in a 10-round battle of Top-10 world-rated contenders. 

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Both title fights will  be televised live and exclusively at 9 p.m. EST on  ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App at 7 p.m. EST.  The championship event will also feature the return of 2016 Olympic silver medalist SHAKUR STEVENSON (4-0, 2 KOs), of Newark, NJ.  Stevenson has a unique relationship with Reno, where he began each year from 2013 through 2015 by winning a national amateur title. 

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Additionally, he won the gold medal and Outstanding Boxer award at the 2016 Olympic Trials.  Stevenson has never lost in Reno

 Beltran, a native of Mexico who resides in Phoenix, AZ., enters this fight having won four of his last fights by knockout.  A three-time lightweight world title challenger and a former sparring partner of eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, Beltran still trains at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif.  Beltran is fighting for more than just a world title.  He is fighting to obtain his green card so that he can remain in the U.S. with his family under the Extraordinary Ability as a Professional Boxing (EB-1) Employment-Based First Preference category..  A world title victory will all but assure him of his permanent status. Recent career highlights include one-punch knockout  victories over Mason Menard (32-1, 24 KOs) and Jonathan Maicelo (32-1, 24 KOs) on December 10, 2016 and May 20, 2017, respectively.  In his most recent fight, Beltran solidified his upcoming world title shot by winning a gritty majority decision over former two-time interim World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion Bryan Vasquez (36-2, 19 KOs), on August 5.  Vasquez was world-rated No. 1 by the WBA when they fought.  Beltran is currently world-rated No. 1 by the WBO and the World Boxing Council (WBC).

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Moses captured the WBA world lightweight title in 2009, traveling to Yokohama, Japan to defeat defending champion and hometown favorite Yusuke Kobori via a unanimous decision.  After one successful title defense -- another unanimous decision victory, this time over Takehiro Shimada, Moses' 15-monthn reign as world champion ended in 2010 at the hands of Miguel Acosta.  Since losing a unanimous decision to Ricky Burns in their 2012 WBO lightweight world championship fight, Moses has strung together an impressive record of 11-1, 1 NC, including TKO victories over Cosmas Cheka and Crispin Moliati in his last two fights and a two-year reign as WBO International lightweight champion and his current 14-month reign as WBO Africa lightweight champion.   Moses, a veteran who has fought professionally in Asia, Europe and Africa, will be making his North America debut.  

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boksfan on 02-16-2018

[QUOTE=sir ronni james;18489751]shame on Jennings. should hide himself in the deepest hole[/QUOTE] Give him a break, he's still shaking off that Ortiz knockout.

Comment by sir ronni james on 02-16-2018

shame on Jennings. should hide himself in the deepest hole

Comment by Satir on 02-16-2018

why is Tucker so overweight, 2.5 pounds is a lot, real bum or what, give Besputin a good opponent

Comment by Mammoth on 02-15-2018

Lol Jennings is fighting a lard ass

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 02-15-2018

So Shakur Stevenson's fight is in about 28 hours and 40 minutes from now if I worked it out correctly

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