Shakur Stevenson loses his WBC and WBO championships after failing to make weight for his title fight against Robson Conceicao.

As a junior lightweight, Shakur Stevenson is finished. The unified champion at 130 pounds is no longer in possession of that belt after failing to make weight by 1.6 pounds for his Thursday contest against Robson Conceicao. After stepping on the scale, Stevenson had the opportunity to lose one more pound, but he declined.

On social media, he discussed his mistake.

“I gave it my all. I’ve worked as a professional my entire career and have gained weight, but my body simply cannot maintain 130, “Stephenson penned. “I have to put my health first. In my upcoming bout, I’ll be fighting at 135.”

Conceicao, who made weight at 129.6 pounds, will still compete for the titles. Not until the battle starts on Friday night in Newark, New Jersey, will the titles be considered vacated.

Even before his failure to reach the target weight, Stevenson was mostly anticipated to advance to lightweight next. Given the present depth at 135 pounds and the dearth of elite competition at junior lightweight, making this choice seemed much simpler. Now, it feels extremely likely that I may compete against fighters like undisputed champion Devin Haney, Vasiliy Lomachenko, and even Gervonta “Tank” Davis.