Shakur Stevenson is confident he would hand George Kambosos Jr the first stoppage loss of his career.
Kambosos won the IBO belt and the top spot in the IBF rankings this weekend with a controversial win over Maxi Hughes – one a vast majority of fans and pundits felt should’ve gone the other way.
The Australian will likely ignore calls for a rematch and push on to attempt to reach the top of the division once more, and one name that’s well up there is Stevenson’s.
He was in attendance for the event in Oklahoma, and bumped into the main event winner post-fight.
After Kambosos said Stevenson he should’ve taken a 25% offer to face undisputed champion, Devin Haney, Stevenson told him they would fight if he couldn’t land a bigger name.
“If they don’t fight me, we can make it happen. And I’m gonna stop you. I promise y’all I’m gonna stop you. I’m gonna beat the s**t out of you bro. Look at how little [you are.] Tiny. I’m on weight right now … I’m not Teo.”
Stevenson went on to address Kambosos Sr, urging him to ‘teach his son defence.’
Stevenson would later tweet that Kambosos was not on his level and there was ‘no point’ entertaining a fight.
With all due respect to dude he not on my level I want the top dawgs he a pup it ain’t no point of entertaining that.. We just ran into each that’s all 💯
— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) July 23, 2023
Already a two-division world champion at 26-years-old, Stevenson is touted as the next lightweight ruler.
He’s trying to force that idea by securing his mandatory shot at Haney, but the champion is also seriously considering a move up to 140lbs, thus vacating his belts.