Shakur Stevenson Eager To Exchange Blows With Vasiliy Lomachenko, Gervonta Davis
Stevenson moved up to the lightweight division after his last win.
Former two-division champion Shakur Stevenson is looking forward to going big in 2023 as he hopes to prioritize big fights next year.
The American currently has his eyes set on some huge boxing names, such as Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis.
Stevenson is currently part of the lightweight division after gaining weight to look for the third division title. In 2022, the 25-year-old secured two big wins over Oscar Valdez and Robson Conceicao, respectively.
The American is looking forward to his next challenge, with several big names turning him down to face him in the final WBC eliminator.
“We already looked for some top guys at lightweight, and actually, they turned me down already,” Stevenson said. “Guys like Isaac Cruz turned me down. That’s a top guy that fought ‘Tank’ [Gervonta Davis]. It’s really weird that they would turn down a guy that never fought one fight at 135 lbs. It is what it is, and we’re not tripping.
Currently, Lomachenko is set to tackle Devin Haney for the undisputed crown. Regardless of the result, Haney is expected to move to junior welterweight after this fight.
The departure of the current undisputed lightweight champion will result in four vacant titles, and Stevenson believes that he will lock horns against Lomachenko for one of those belts.
“I’ll probably fight Lomachenko,” Stevenson explained. “That could be after he fights Haney I think that me and him could fight. I know Devin plans on going to 140lbs. I’ll probably fight him for a vacant title. After [Lomachenko] I want to fight ‘Tank. I want to fight ‘Tank,’ that’s who I would fight after Lomachenko, if I could pick my year.”