Shakur Stevenson Wants To Be Undisputed At 135
Shakur Stevenson has revealed that his aim is to become the undisputed lightweight champion.
The lightweight recently became a three-division champion after beating Edwin De Los Santos via a unanimous-decision to win the WBC belt. Although that may have been the case, the performance was heavily criticised.
This was on the basis that the boxer fought on the defensive for most of the fight, which resulted in him getting booed. And yet, in the aftermath, it transpired that Stevenson had a hand injury in the fight, which may have partly explained that performance. Either way, moving forward, Stevenson was intent on picking up all the belts.
“I had a lot going on in that fight, but I got the job done. We came out victorious. I had a good fighter in front of me. Me beating a good fighter on a night like that is a testament to how great I truly am. “We’ll see. I’m the champion now. I want the belts. My goal is to go grab every belt one by one, and become undisputed the hard way. I want to do something that [hasn’t been done before]. Has that been done before?” Stevenson said
One factor that may hinder his chances of doing this is the fact that the boxer could struggle to market himself towards getting those fights. Prior to the De Los Santos performance, Devin Haney had offered Shakur 25 percent in order to make the fight happen.
In the aftermath, the ‘Dream’ mocked Stevenson by stating that he would have offered him ten percent now. Not only that, but Gervonta Davis does not appear intent on facing the fighter since his trainer, Calvin Ford,’ confirmed that the financials in the fight did not make sense.
Outside of that, names such as William Zepeda and Teofimo Lopez have cropped up. The latter had his own words to say about Shakur’s performance, indicating that it had sent ‘people’ to sleep. But once Stevenson has accomplished his goals at 135, Lopez was also on the cards.
His Next Fight
“Right now, I can’t see it happening. He’s [Teofimo] at 140, and I’m at 135, but it can happen in the future. He’s not really that big. I’m bigger than him. I realize I’m a bad mother f***,” Stevenson
But in order to do that, Stevenson must now focus on trying to get another win under his belt in style. With the news that Gervonta Davis will be elevated to a full WBA champion after Devin Haney vacated all the belts at 135, Davis will become the full champion.
In addition, reports also suggest that George Kambosos Jr. and Vasiliy Lomachenko could fight each other for the vacant IBF. And if that did play out, then a unification fight could be on the cards. And that is vital if Stevenson is to dominate the division as he plans on doing.
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