When it comes to future opponents, Shakur Stevenson has only one man on his mind.
The Newark southpaw is one of boxing’s biggest stars. At 26-years-old, the now-lightweight has looked increasingly good against everyone he has faced so far, mixing up great intelligence with sharp skills and slick speed to overcome the likes of Oscar Valdez, Jamel Herring and Robson Conceicao on his way to lifting both featherweight and super featherweight titles.
He now finds himself in a stacked division and, speaking to Millon Dollaz Worth of Game, he named his ideal opponent as former three-division world champ, Gervonta Davis.
“Number 1 Tank. Honestly, me and Tank is the best fight. You could name 15 other fighters but there’s one fight that truthfully needs to happen in boxing.”
He was asked what was stopping that fight and claimed it was nothing on his side, which seems to have been backed up by recent comments from Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.
“I can’t tell you. I’m not Tank at the end of the day. I’m a real n****, I’m gonna tell you the truth. He’s the big star. He’s the pay-per-view star. I can’t throw no offers to Tank.
Who am I to throw offers at the biggest pay-star in boxing. It doesn’t make sense. That’s up to they team. I would love that fight. I think that would be the best fight in boxing skills-wise. That’s the biggest fight in boxing.”
Stevenson then laid his cards on the table one more time.
“I want to prove to the world who I really am. So you could name five fighters but all them other dudes don’t matter.”
The fight is a tantalising prospect and surely one of the best to be made in the world right now. First up though is Edwin De Los Santos for the vacant WBC world title.