Shakur Stevenson Challenges Devin Haney: Return To 135 For A Fight

Shakur Stevenson has doubted the possibility of Devin Haney coming back down to 135 pounds. 

The ‘Dream’ had requested the WBC to allow him to keep his belt at lightweight and then move up to 140 to face Regis Prograis for the WBC junior-welterweight belt.

Although that was the case, the WBC responded by making Haney a ‘champion in recess.’

Therefore, if Haney were to move back down to 135, he would be required to face the winner of Stevenson against the next-highest contender: Vasiliy Lomachenko

But given that Haney’s attempts to make weight at 135 have been difficult, as shown by his weight cuts for George Kambosos Jr, Stevenson has questioned if Haney would ever drop down again. 

“He keeps putting out a rumor that he’s going to come back down in weight. I don’t know why he’s doing that fake. If you can’t make the weight, just say you can’t make the weight, then that’s what it is. If you don’t want to fight me when you’re down in weight, why not say that? 

“I don’t know why he keeps acting like he’s coming to come back down after the [Prograis] fight. I dare him to come back down. If I get the Lomachenko fight, I’m going in there to dominate.

“I’m not going to go in there and keep the fight close just so I can get a fight with Devin. I’m not doing that. I’m going in there to put on a show and be myself. After I do what I do, I don’t see him jumping back down in weight,” Stevenson

In reality, once Haney moves up, the additional weight may prove too much to shed for going back down to lightweight.

And since Haney has already conquered the division by becoming undisputed, there is a lot less incentive to go back to that weight class.

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