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2016 Summer Olympics silver medallist and former WBO featherweight champion – Ash-Shakur Nafi-Shahid Stevenson says he is not bothered by the short notice for his 10-round junior lightweight world title fight against Toka Kahn Clary on Saturday at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble.

“The short notice for this fight doesn’t bother me. I’m one of those fighters that always stay in shape. This is nothing new to me,” the Newark native said.

“The Bubble days feel like the amateur days all over again. There is not a lot of people around you, and you only focus on the fight.”

“I don’t think he is a bad fighter at all. I don’t see him as a bum. I see him as a real test, and I’m ready to put on my best performance to date.

“I’m one of the best young fighters in the sport. They need to put some respect on my name, and on Saturday, I’m going to show them why.”

Stevenson had a very successful career at the Youth Level, winning the 2014 AIBA Youth World Championships and 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.

His professional resume stands at 14-0 with 8 KO’s.

According to Kahn facing a former champion is a blessing and he is ready to give his all:

“This opportunity is a blessing. I’ll be sharing the ring with a former Olympic medalist and with a former world champion.

“I’m ready to show the world who Toka Kahn is. I’m ready for this level of opposition.

“We’ve been working hard for this. I’m excited about this fight.”

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