Shakur Stevenson has no doubt in his abilities, and just one fight into a new weight class believes a match-up against a recently unified titlist would be ‘easy.’
After world title success at both feather and super-featherweight, Stevenson has joined the lightweight ranks with his confidence high.
Unfortunately for fans, he’s struggled to get a fight this year, with negotiations with formerly undisputed champion, Devin Haney, collapsing early and then Vasily Lomachenko turning down an offer.
Speaking to FightHype, Stevenson said Lomachenko not fighting him and apparently moving towards a fight with George Kambosos Jr – formerly unified lightweight champion – was ‘weak.’
“I think some weak ass s**t if you ask me, but I can’t do s**t about it. Hopefully after I get this belt, he ain’t got a belt and he want to get my belt.”
“I don’t see it going on and on and I don’t get a chance to fight him. Honestly, I think me and him could be next. Unless he really does go with George Kambosos, but I don’t see Lomachenko as a guy that want to fight an easy fight like Kambosos.”
It’s not the first time Stevenson has insulted Kambosos. The pair were involved in a ringside clash following the latter’s fight against Brit Maxi Hughes – a controversial decision win in the eyes of many fans.
Stevenson would later call the Australian fighter ‘terrible for boxing.’
Whilst nothing official has come out about a Lomachenko-Kambosos bout, there have been whisperings. As for Stevenson, he takes his shot at becoming three-weight world champion this month against hard-hitting Edwin De Los Santos.