Shakur Stevenson is almost as sharp on social media as he is in the ring, and another fighter has found themselves on the end of what is quickly becoming some trademark online jibes from the Newark native.
Stevenson was in Shawnee, Oklahoma for George Kambosos’ controversial win over Maxi Hughes last weekend, and found himself entangled in a ringside back and forth with Kambosos as he made his way into the dressing room.
Clearly bygones have not been left bygones from that night, as the pair engaged in a prolonged back and forth on Twitter this week, during which Stevenson described Kambosos as “the worst undisputed champion of all time.”
And ya booty ass need to run it back wit Maxi Hughes cause he really smoked u frfr.. U are the worst undisputed champion of ALL TIME 😂
— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) July 26, 2023
He also implored ‘Ferocious’ to give Hughes a rematch – sentiment that will no doubt be shared by UK fight fans, many of whom were left outraged by the three judges decision.
Unfortunately for Hughes backers, this seems likes wishful thinking, as Kambosos has claimed he now wishes to look towards potential fights with the likes of Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis.
He held the unified titles at 135lbs last year after a shock victory over Teofimo Lopez, but lost them to Devin Haney and failed to win them back in a rematch.
Stevenson’s next move is, as of yet, unclear. He was in imperious form in his lightweight debut in April, when he dismantled and stopped Shuichiro Yoshino in six rounds, before quickly calling for fights with some of the division’s elite
The 26 year old publicly rejected a 75-25 split to fight undisputed champion Devin Haney, though claims he is more than willing to take on his countryman for a larger percentage of the pie.
However, with Haney expected to move up to 140lbs, a shot at a vacant title is perhaps the smart bet for Stevenson’s next move.