Both fighters remain undefeated as they navigate their way through the lightweight division. Stevenson arrived in the division with a sixth-round stoppage of Shuichiro Yoshino.
In addition, Stevenson will fight for the vacant WBC title following Devin Haney’s move up to 140.
Meanwhile, Davis’ last fight was a win over Ryan Garcia in an event that sold over a reported $1.2 million pay-per-views.
And given the contrast in styles with Shakur’s high IQ going up against a knockout artist, there is plenty for fans to get stuck into. And Stevenson is adamant that the fight will happen.
“There’s only one fight [that really interests me] … All around boxing – me and Tank will be the biggest boxing fight in the world when it happens. 135 [or] 140 [pounds], I don’t know [what weight the fight will happen, but not 147 pounds].
“I can see it happening not too far in the future. I think Tank will sign that contract, and I’m going to sign the contract too … It’s going to happen. There’s no denying the fact that it’s going to happen,” Stevenson said
Nevertheless, there are some hurdles that need to be overcome. The purse splits will no doubt be an issue, while promotional issues could also play a part.
Stevenson is with Top Rank, while Davis is a free agent who aligns himself with PBC and Al Haymon. So for now, there is still some way to go before a fight can happen.