Shakur Stevenson Issues A Warning To Vasiliy Lomachenko
It’s clear that Shakur Stevenson thinks Vasiliy Lomachenko should stay in his lane.
Lomachenko is coming off a stunning loss to Teofimo Lopez. The two clash for four major championships in the lightweight division. The WBA (Super), WBC (Franchise), IBF, and WBO Titles were on the line. The bout went the distance and in the end, Lopez was awarded the unanimous decision victory.
Stevenson, who has built a friendship with Lopez, told BoxingScene.com that the two may clash down the road if the situation calls for it.
“Definitely, if we end up in the same weight class. Right now it’s not like we’re in the same weight class. He’s looking more to move up to 140 and I just got to 130. So, it’s not like we’re really on the same course but maybe one day we will be a big fight like (Oscar) De La Hoya and Floyd (Mayweather). Top Rank built those guys. Top Rank builds really good fighters, so I feel like me and Teofimo are the future of the company.”
Stevenson now competes as a super-featherweight and is a mandatory challenger for the WBO gold. Many have wondered if Lomachenko would be best served moving down to 130 pounds. Stevenson expressed his belief that “Loma” would be in for a rude awakening if he makes that decision.
“Another thing, and put this in the report. Make sure to tell Lomachenko don’t come back down to 130 or the same thing will happen that happened with Teo. I promise you. It wouldn’t be wise of him.”
Stevenson has amassed a pro boxing record of 14-0. He’s earned the knockout in eight of those victories. Stevenson is just 23 years old, the same age as Lopez. He’s already looking to close in on his second major championship. Jamel Herring is the current WBO Super-Featherweight Champion.