Shakur Stevenson Wants Vasiliy Lomachenko, Says Ryan Garcia ‘Can’t Fight’
American professional boxer Shakur Stevenson states that he wants to fight Vasyl Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) in his first lightweight matchup.
The Ukrainian boxer has other plans though, as he wants to take on the winner between Devin Haney and George Kambosos Jr on October 16.
“Lomachenko, I think me and Loma could be a big fight. Make it happen in the next one or two fights; I’m ready. It’s clear as day; their mind is already made up on that,” Stevenson said on DAZN Boxing Show.
The former three-division world champion Lomachenko will be locking horns against Jamaine Ortiz (16-0-1, 8 KOs) on October 29 at Madison Square Garden. If he comes out on top, Stevenson may challenge him for the four belts at 135.
Apart from his ambitions going forward, the 25-year-old Stevenson has also reacted to some of the criticism he received after his performance against Robson Conceicao.
Garcia believes that Stevenson landed over 100 low blows in his fight against Conceicao and wonders why the referee didn’t interfere to stop those “illegal” moves.
“I don’t comment on a lot of fights, but I’m not going to lie, guys. That fight with Shakur [and Robson Conceicao] kind of got me a little p–d off,” Garcia said on Social media.
“Nothing against Shakur, but you can’t throw that many low blows without realizing that you’re throwing low blows. That ref just missed everything. It was a horrible display of fouls.”
Stevenson reacted to the comments from the 24-year-old, saying that Garcia “cannot fight.”
“I watched my fight over again. It was a B performance,” Stevenson said on social media. “I probably should have boxed a little bit more. I didn’t want to be boring,.”
“I kind of picked up the pace and stepped to him. I could have done more. Ryan just is talking. Don’t worry about him. Nobody pays him no mind. He got a bunch of Instagram followers, but he can’t fight. The real talent always prevails,” said Stevenson.