Exclusive: New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Reveal Stevenson vs Harutyunyan Gloves Weight

New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

Boxing News and Views spoke with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General – on Shakur Stevenson’s next fight this summer.

It wasn’t that long ago that New Jersey used to host some of the biggest fights and events in the sport of boxing. Atlantic City of course and the Boardwalk Hall playing host to many legendary fights and fighters over the years.

Who’ll ever forget the Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks fight in 1988. Indeed Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones and more have had many great nights for the sport in the State.

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One of boxing’s new brightest pound for pound stars, and NJ native Shakur Stevenson of Newark, returns to action at the Prudential Centre in NJ on July 6th to defend his WBC lightweight title against Germany’s Artem Harutyunyan.

Speaking ahead of the fight the NJ Office of the Attorney General clarified to Boxing News and Views the gloves situation for the contest per NJ state law:

“Eight-ounce gloves will be used in the fight between Shakur Stevenson and Artem Harutyunyan on July 6. By regulation, the New Jersey State Athletic Commission requires gloves to weigh at least eight ounces subject to certain exceptions, none of which applies to the fight between Stevenson and Harutyunyan. See N.J.A.C. 13:46-3.2(c).”

Gloves and glove weight are important in any pro fight. No less a big one involving 26-year-old Stevenson.

Eight ounce gloves typically suit a puncher. It wasn’t long ago that Stevenson stopped Jamel Herring. This promises to be an explosive fight on ESPN and the ESPN plus app. An important one too for Stevenson in his first defense and an important one for New Jersey.

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At a time when their neighbors New York are in a mess, with the many issues that the once and really, in truth, no longer any more ‘Big Apple’ neighbour of New York faces, a place, city, State and destination that has lost its appeal around the world at this point, in many nations, this fight for boxing in New Jersey, and new trend of having big boxing events, is a big opportunity for New Jersey — and the region.

NJ local Shakur Stevenson can continue bring in good news for the State with these big boxing events and usher in a new era for exciting professional boxing in NJ.

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