Shakur Stevenson has called for fights with what seems like half of the lightweight division in recent months, however he has named the one potential dance partner that could “break records.”
Though Stevenson has been pursuing a clash with Devin Haney most vehemently, it’s actually another one of his countryman whom he feels would be a bigger fight.
In a recent interview with IFL TV, Stevenson sensationally claimed that a showdown between himself and Gervonta Davis could reach Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao levels of interest down the line.
“A big fight in boxing is me vs ‘Tank,’ and I definitely think that can be one of the biggest fights. I think that can be like Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence, but even bigger because of our personalities and us being who we are.
It’s going to be very entertainment, in terms of the lead up. I think that can be one of the biggest fights in the world when it happens.
I think me and ‘Tank’ could break records. I think we could get there [Mayweather vs Pacquiao levels].
I’m ready whenever. But I’m not on the PBC side and I don’t know if they’re planning on fighting me anytime soon. It’s on them – he’s the big pay per view star and they’re strategically planning the next stage of his career.”
With Haney moving up to 140lbs to take on WBC world champion Regis Prograis, a shot at a vacant title is perhaps the smart bet for Stevenson’s next move, most likely against against Vasiliy Lomachenko.
As for Davis, the Baltimore puncher has recently been released from jail, and is expected to be back in the ring either late this year or in early 2024.
That in mind, fans would be wise to not get too excited about the possibility of seeing the pair face off any time soon.