Shakur Stevenson Explains Why Frank Martin Pulled Out Of Their Fight – ’50/50 Or Nothing’

Shakur Stevenson has revealed that a 50-50 split was the cause for his bout with Frank Martin breaking down.

Reports indicated that an agreement was in place for the two to face each other in either November or December for the WBC lightweight belt, which became vacant after Devin Haney moved up to junior welterweight. However, Martin pulled out in the latter stages, leaving Shakur without an opponent.

This was the last thing that Shakur needed since a fight with another possible opponent, Vasiliy Lomachenko, had been ruled out. Loma had originally been the next-highest-ranked opponent that Shakur could have faced. However, the Ukrainian was not fighting this year as Shakur turned his attention to Martin. And now Shakur has revealed all on the collapse.
“Frank say if he not getting 50/50 with me he ain’t fighting. He said 50/50 or nothing,” Stevenson
Ultimately, Stevenson has been facing problems when it comes to purse splits. After all, he had rejected a 25 percent offer from Haney for a fight on the grounds that the offer was not reflective of his status. Although Martin has felt the same way, it has left Stevenson in the dark over where he goes next.

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