Shakur Stevenson has talked up a potential clash with one of his countrymen, which the Newark man claims will be the biggest fight in the entire sport when it does eventually happen.
Two weight world champion Stevenson is growing a reputation as one of the most talented fighters in boxing, and fans are clamouring to see the former Olympian in a host of marquee match ups.
None more so than with mega star Gervonta Davis, whom Stevenson spoke about in this recent interview with the 2nd Wind podcast.
“Honestly, there’s really only one fight. If we’re going to be for real about it, and we’re talking about skill and all round boxing, not just somebody who’s got a good jab or whatever, then me vs ‘Tank’ is the biggest fight.”
“It’s the biggest fight in the world. It’s going to be the biggest fight in the world when it happens. It could be at 35 or 40, I don’t know. But I could see it happening not too far in the future.”
“I think ‘Tank’ will sign the contract, and I’m going to sign the contract too.”
Despite the 26 year old’s comments, the match up does not appear to be on the horizon any time soon, with both men signed to different promotional companies who do not seem interested in making the fight at this moment in time
Stevenson looks set to fight for the WBC lightweight world title, which will become vacant when Devin Haney moves up in weight to take on Regis Prograis in October.
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.