Shawn Porter was full of praise for Shakur Stevenson this week, claiming that, throughout his entire time in boxing, he has never seen a talent that can rival the prodigious young American.
Porter also drew comparisons between Stevenson and 17 time world champion Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather
In an interview with FightHype, Porter said:
“Nobody can hit that boy [Stevenson]. I ain’t seen nothing like that before. I’ve never watched boxing as much as I have in these last three years, but even coming up through the amateurs I seen everybody, and I’ve never seen anything like Shakur Stevenson.”
“The closest thing to it? Floyd Mayweather.”
Porter is not the first to notice similarities between Stevenson and Mayweather, with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum having previously described the New Jerseyan as “the second coming” of the all time great.
Despite being just 25 years of age, Stevenson is already a two weight world champion having won titles at both featherweight and super featherweight.
Now campaigning up at lightweight, the gifted southpaw is tipped for a huge 2023 and has been linked to big money fights with Ukrainian legend Vasiliy Lomachenko and the division’s undisputed champion, Devin Haney.
Stevenson was last seen in a ring in September of last year, when he cruised to a comfortable unanimous decision win over Olympic silver medalist Robson Concecao in his hometown of Newark.
Now that a mega fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia looks to be confirmed for April, the talent littered 135lb division seems ready to burst into life, and few would bet against Stevenson emerging as king of the hill when all is said and done.