Shakur Stevenson’s next move remains a mystery at this stage, with a big name opponent surely next after his stunning lightweight debut against Shuichiro Yoshino back in April.
Stevenson has been involved in a constant back and forth with undisputed 135lbs champion Devin Haney, and publicly rejected a 75 / 25 deal to take on ‘The Dream.’ He would later say he didn’t consider it a serious offer.
Haney now looks set to move up in weight to super lightweight and take on WBC champion Regis Prograis, though has requested that he be allowed to keep his belts at 135 on the promise that he will return.
When asked by Fight Hub TV about the situation, Stevenson admitted he would be ‘heartbroken’ if Haney was allowed to keep his belts whilst moving up in weight.
“Haney isn’t keeping his belts at 135lbs. If he is, I’ll be real heartbroken and I’ll feel some type of way about it.”
A deal has reportedly been agreed between Haney and Prograis, though no official announcement of a date and venue has been made yet. Initial reports suggest October 28.
Should Haney come through that, it would pave the way for a mouth watering unification clash with WBO super lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez.
As for Stevenson, he found himself involved in a ringside back and forth with former unified champion George Kambosos Jr recently, following the Australian’s close win over Maxi Hughes in Oklahoma.
Kambosos, like many others, didn’t appear to be too keen on the idea of a fight with Stevenson, who is starting to realise that becoming a two weight world champion aged 25 and being known as one of the best fighters in the world actually has its downsides.