Shakur Stevenson announced his retirement last week but is still happy to trash talk current fighters including Campbell Hatton, with Stevnson stating his father Ricky Hatton would ‘throw in the towel’ were the two to meet in the ring.
Stevenson is a superb boxing talent who quickly established himself after turning pro. He has held multiple world championships across the weight divisions including featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight.
He holds standout wins over big names like Jamel Herring, Oscar Valdez, Robson Conceicao and most recently against Edwin De Los Santos back in November of 2023.
The unbeaten 26 year old is a technical and rather safety-first fighter who wins his bouts clearly but often without much drama for onlookers.
The biggest fights with the biggest names and therefore for the biggest purses have rather evaded him as a result. That has left him frustrated and is why many people theorised he announced his retirement last week.
Over the weekend, a message was posted on X that posed a question about his possible return along with a picture of Campbell Hatton, son of British boxing legend and former world champion Ricky.
“Will a massive pay day in the UK persuade @ShakurStevenson to come out of retirement ?”
“I would punch him so many times Ricky would grab the towel himself and toss it in the ring.”
Campbell is very much still in the apprenticeship of his professional career and is 14 and 0 with five knockouts. He is yet to really step up so at this stage, a fight with a proven talent like Stevenson might well be too much too soon.