Two-weight world champion Shakur Stevenson has expressed his frustrations after consistent failures to find an opponent for the vacant WBC lightweight world title.
Devin Haney recently announced his decision to move up to the super-lightweight scene and face Regis Prograis for the WBC 140lb crown.
As a result, the sanctioning body’s title has become vacant at 135, leaving number one ranked Stevenson with a golden opportunity to become a three-division world champion.
It seemed destined that he would face Vasily Lomachenko, but the Ukrainian declined the fight, as did Isaac Cruz, and Frank Martin stepped up to the plate for an all-American showdown.
“He’s a b***h, he is a b***h. That n**** is a straight b***h. I ain’t never seen nobody b***h me more than Frank Martin. Frank Martin is the b***h-est n**** in the world.
I would never have had that thought if I hadn’t had a DM conversation with the n****. I talked to this n**** in the DMs, I explained to this man “look, this is how much money the fight is, you’re not that big of a name bro, you ain’t bringing nothing to the table. I am the name, this is how much the fight is worth”.
This man sat there in the DMs after I’d told him that he’s getting this much and I’m getting this much, he tried to act like it wasn’t 25%, but it was. He wanted 50/50, 50/50 or he’s not fighting me and that don’t make sense to me. Why would I fight Frank Martin? He’s never won a title, he’s never done nothing in the sport of boxing.”
Instead, Stevenson is set to face Edwin De Los Santos on a Thursday night card in Las Vegas for the WBC Lightweight Title, with an official announcement pending.