Shakur Stevenson Thinks He’d Shut Out Vasiliy Lomachenko
Shakur Stevenson believes he would present a plethora of problems for Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Stevenson is one of boxing’s rising stars. He’s already a former world champion, having won the WBO Featherweight Championship back in 2019. He vacated the title in an effort to move up to the super-featherweight division.
“It made more motivated than anything. I’m actually a friend of Teofimo and I was proud of him. He dared to be great at such a young age, and that kind of motivated me and made me want to do more. I’m ready to get in big fights and show the world I can do what he just did.”
Stevenson went on to say that if he were to fight Lomachenko, he’d pitch a shutout.
“I feel like if me and Lomachenko fight, I think I’d beat him worse than Teofimo. And not saying anything against Teofimo, he put in a dominant performance. I just feel like I’d win every round. It’d be hard for him to win any rounds.”
There has been much speculation over what Lomachenko will do next. Some feel that the best route for Lomachenko is to move down to super-featherweight. With both Stevenson and Lomachenko competing under Top Rank, it would be easier to book a world title fight between the two. This is why Stevenson has been mentioning “Loma.”
Stevenson will be in action once more before 2020 comes to a close. He’ll take on Toka Khan Clary on Saturday night, December 12. Stevenson is the mandatory WBO Title challenger and if he beats Clary, he’ll keep a close eye on the upcoming title fight between champion Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton.