Shakur Stevenson Bashes Isaac ‘Puppy’ Cruz For Snubbing WBC Orders
The WBC previously ordered Stevenson to face Cruz in a lightweight matchup.
Shakur Stevenson means only business as he wants to make a statement on his 135-debut next year.
The former two-division champion, Stevenson was prolific in his victory over Robson Conceicao in September. The southpaw was flawless throughout the fight as he cruised to a unanimous decision victory.
The 25-year-old was unable to make weight before the fight which led to him being snapped of his titles at 130. After the fight, Stevenson vocalized his thoughts saying that he will no longer fight at super featherweight and will make a move to 135.
At the WBC’s annual Convention in November, the sanctioning body ordered an eliminator between the No. 3 ranked Stevenson and No. 2 ranked Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz at 135 which ultimately determines the next No.1 contender for Devin Haney’s title.
Cruz has apparently zero interest in fighting Stevenson, which resulted in the Newark native dishing out his own menu of possible opponents, featuring other fighters ranked in the top five by the WBC.
“If the little puppy [Cruz] doesn’t want to fight let’s get who is next in line. Isn’t it William Zepeda or George Kambosos Jr.? It doesn’t really matter. I’m ready to smoke someone regardless,” Stevenson said on social media.
Zepeda (27-0, 23 KOs) has been flying high in 2022 winning all of his feature three bouts in the year.
Stevenson fancies Zepeda as he believes he has what it takes to send the hype train to rock bottom.
“Zepeda is the one whooping people, he’s the so-called boogeyman so let’s see what the hype is about,” added Stevenson.
The southpaw has so far no fight locked in, but he has been putting hard yards in the gymnasium as he remains well prepared for everything that is thrown his way in the near future.