Shakur Stevenson continues his ascent after another strong performance

Shakur Stevenson shows no signs of slowing down.

The now gifted 135-pounder outplayed another good fighter on Friday in Newark, New Jersey, easily ahead of 2016 Olympic champion Robson Conceicao after losing his 130-pound titles on the scale the day before.

The victory was not as monumental as his impressive triumphs over former titleholders Jamel Herring and Oscar Valdez, who were more respected than Conceicao before meeting Stevenson. For example, the Brazilian also lost a wide decision against Valdez.

Thus, Stevenson will not make the Top 10 on Boxing Junkie’s pound-for-pound list based on this performance.

At the same time, another dazzling performance against a legitimate competitor deserves recognition. With that in mind, it moves up two notches, from #14 to #12.

That drops Artur Beterbiev and Jermall Charlo – previously No. 12 and 13 – down one place each. Gervonta Davis, a potential opponent for Stevenson, is No. 11.

Here’s what the list looks like so far:

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  1. Terence Crawford – reportedly reached an agreement to meet Errol Spence Jr. for the undisputed welterweight championship on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas, but no official announcement has been made.

  2. Naoya Inoue – reportedly reached an agreement to meet Paul Butler for the undisputed bantamweight championship on Dec. 13 in Japan, but no official announcement has been made.

  3. Alexandre Usyk – No fight scheduled.

  4. Errol Spence Jr. – reportedly reached an agreement to meet Terence Crawford for the undisputed welterweight championship on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas, but no official announcement has been made.

  5. Tyson’s Fury – He reportedly reached a deal to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Anthony Joshua on Dec. 3, but no official announcement has been made.

  6. Dmitry Bivol – Scheduled to defend his WBA light heavyweight title against Gilberto Ramirez on Nov. 5 in the United Arab Emirates.

  7. Canelo Alvarez– No fight planned.

  8. Vasily Lomachenko – reportedly reached an agreement to meet with Jamaine Ortiz on October 29 in New York, but no official announcement has been made.

  9. Juan Francisco Estrada – Scheduled to face Roman Gonzalez on December 3. Estrada is the WBC junior bantamweight “franchise champion”.

  10. Jermell Charlo – He reportedly reached a deal to defend his undisputed junior middleweight championship against Tim Tszyu on Jan. 28, but no official announcement has been made.

  11. Gervonta Davis – No fight planned.

  12. Artur Beterbiev – Had been scheduled to defend his unified titles against Anthony Yarde on October 29. However, the fight was postponed following Beterbiev’s injury. No new date has been announced.

  13. Jermall Charlo– No fights scheduled.

  14. Shakur Stevenson No fight planned.

  15. Romain Gonzalez Scheduled to face WBC junior bantamweight “franchise champion” Juan Francisco Estrada on December 3.

Honorable mention (alphabetical order): David Benavidez (no fight planned); Stephen Fulton Jr. (no fight planned); Devin Haney (scheduled to defend his undisputed lightweight championship in a rematch with George Kambosos Jr. on Oct. 16 in Australia); Kazuto Ioka (no fight planned); Josh Taylor (Certainly in talks to defend his WBO junior welterweight title in a rematch with Jack Catterall in January, but no deal is in place).

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