Two-division world champion, Shakur Stevenson, has made his prediction for a potential clash between two of the biggest names in the super-lightweight division, Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez.
Stevenson was vocal in his pursuit of Haney when the latter was the undisputed lightweight champion, but Haney instead opted to move up to a more comfortable weight and now seeks to conquer the super-lightweight scene.
Stevenson will fight for the WBC title next month after Haney was made ‘champion in recess’ at 135lbs, whilst ‘The Dream’ takes on Regis Prograis for the WBC strap at 140lbs.
Lopez lost his unified lightweight belts to George Kambosos back in 2021 and moved up in weight, where he defeated Josh Taylor to become the WBO Super-Lightweight Champion. Many fans believe that Lopez is the man to beat in the division, and that a clash with Haney is bound to take place at some point down the line, whether that be for the unified or undisputed title.
In an interview with Mill City Boxing, Stevenson says Lopez is the number one fighter at super-lightweight and picked him to beat Haney, if the American duo eventually meet in the ring.
“Right now, Teo [is the top guy at 140lbs now].”
“It’s a great fight, I would favour Teo right now.”
First, Haney must defeat Prograis to become a two weight world champion, with the pair scheduled to fight on December 9th. Meanwhile, Stevenson will take on Edwin De Los Santos on November 16th, as he aims to reign supreme in a third-division at just twenty-six-years-old.