Now a two-weight world title holder following his masterclass against Jamel Herring last week, WBO super-featherweight king Shakur Stevenson believes an epic confrontation with three-division champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis lies in his future.
Gifted New Jersey southpaw Stevenson saw his stock soar with a dominant, 10th-round stoppage of Herring in Atlanta last week, but is looking forward to bigger nights and bigger fights as he rises in weight.
Baltimore banger Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) currently holds WBA belts at 135lbs and 140lbs as he flits between weight classes with a lightweight clash against Rolly Romero next on his agenda in Los Angeles on December 5.
Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs) believes boxing destiny will eventually draw Davis and him together at some point.
“I feel like me and him in the ring one day would make the best versus the best, like how Bud [Crawford] and Errol [Spence] is like ‘elite versus elite’ on like a whole new level of talent,” Stevenson told TMZ Sports.
“At the end of the day, that’s mainly who I would think that would be one of the best fights. It’s like respect to Tank. I give respect to Tank because I feel like he’s skilful and he’s like an exciting fighter. He’s a big puncher, aggressive and I respect his game.
“I can’t make no mistakes. Same with him! I feel like he can’t allow me to take control of the fight because I can take control of a fight real easy. Once I take control of a fight and once I take off, it’s like how do you get back in the fight? You can’t get back in once you down six, seven rounds because it’s too late now.”
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