Shakur Stevenson Unsure About Staying At 130 Pounds
Despite achieving so much in such a young career, it feels like Shakur Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs) wants more. The 25-year-old has the ambition of becoming a fully unified 130-pound champion.
However, he could move up to 135 pounds after he fights Robson Conceicao. Stevenson is expected to defend his WBC and WBO 130-pound championships against Conceicao on September 23.
The fight against the Brazilian athlete could mark Stevenson’s sixth and final fight at the junior lightweight limit of 130 pounds.
“We got to see,” Stevenson told BoxingScene.com before a recent press conference at Prudential Center. “It’s all up in the air right now.
“It’s all depending on how I’m feeling. Going up to 135 is not out the way and staying at 130 is not out the way. It’s all depending on what I feel and how I feel after this fight. So, we’re going to see. Maybe I’ll go up to 135 for one fight, and then come back down to 130. You never know. I can play with it like that. I feel like I’m that good.”
Even though the 25-year-old has ambitions at 130 pounds, Stevenson envisions eventually fighting at welterweight. The 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist made his pro debut in the featherweight division in 2017. However, it is not usual for the fighters to jump many weight classes throughout their respective careers.