Devin Haney and Shakur Stevenson are two of the biggest talents in the sport with many fans calling for a fight between the two to be made next.
Haney, 24, holds all the belts at lightweight, becoming undisputed when he travelled to George Kambosos’ backyard and comfortably relinquished him of his titles. His last outing was more controversial, scoring a decision victory against ring legend Vasiliy Lomachenko, but most observers believed the Ukrainian had done enough to get his hand raised.
Stevenson is already a two-weight world champion and made a statement on his lightweight debut in April when he stopped Shuichiro Yoshino in round 6.
It’s no secret that ‘The Dream’ is tight at the 135lb weight limit and has hinted at a possible move up to super-lightweight, announcing his goal to be a two-division undisputed champion.
That didn’t stop an offer being made to Stevenson, reportedly, a 25% purse split which the undefeated American publicly declined. The 26 year-old has now gone one further, calling the offer a publicity stunt and accused team Haney never wanting the fight.
“They don’t really want to fight tbh they just tried to low ball me to look good for the fans who watched him run out the ring. It’s cool tho my destiny awaits.”
Because they running wit a fake rumor that Kambosos made 10M and Lil dude made 2.8M but that shit is cap.. They don’t really want to fight tbh they just tried to low ball me to look good for the fans who watched him run out the ring 🤷🏾♂️ It’s cool tho my destiny awaits https://t.co/jUky9o0w2g
— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) July 7, 2023
Haney isn’t short of options whether he decides to move up or stay where he is. Stevenson and Gervonta Davis are two of the biggest fights that can be made in all of boxing and Eddie Hearn recently confirmed that an offer had been made to fight for the 140lb WBC title against his man, Regis Prograis.