Shakur Stevenson is doing everything he can to enforce his shot against undisputed lightweight champion, Devin Haney.
Haney became four-belt champion in Australis against George Kambosos Jr, and made his first defence in an immediate rematch with a win that was even more convincing that time around.
He’s fresh off a unanimous decision victory over three-weight world champion and pound-for-pound superstar, Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Despite many fans, analysts and fighters feeling like the Ukrainian did enough to take the belts, Haney got the nod from the judges and moves on.
Stevenson – already a two-weight world champion – is 20-0 with 10 KOs and also one of the brightest young American fighters in the game.
He was announced as the WBC’s number one challenger after just one fight in the division – a sixth round TKO over Shuichiro Yoshino.
As if that wasn’t already enough to make his next moves clear, he entered the ring following Haney’s victory. Now the 25-year-old has confirmed that his team are ‘already on it’ when it came to enacting his mandatory shot.
For sure my team already on it https://t.co/biqGCan9nF
— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) May 24, 2023
Haney has said he will stay at the weight for just two fights – Haney and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
The alternative is moving up to super lightweight, something he’s teased for a while now and will happen inevitably if his weigh-in day body transformation is anything to go by.
Lomachenko is refusing to be forgotten without a fight, though – well, another one. His team have contacted all four major sanctioning bodies to request that he’s put as number one following the ‘unjust’ result.