Shakur Stevenson is now a three-division world champion after claiming the WBC title in the ever-glamourous lightweight division.
However, hist performance against Edwin De Los Santos till did not live up to the high expectations of fans who were clearly not entertained by the lack of action in the fight.
Stevenson defeated De Los Santos by unanimous decision (116-112 x2, 115-113) to fill the recently vacated position as WBC Champion, but CompuBox numbers confirmed what fans thought of the dull contest, with De Los Santos landing just forty punches in the fight, a new record-low for twelve rounders in the thirty-eight year history of the statistical firm
In an interview with Fight Hub, former two-division title-holder, Tim Bradley, wants Stevenson to face Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis – and still feels the 26-year-old comes out on top even after an ‘off night’.
“Tank is the guy, man. Tank is the guy that I want to see Shakur fight next. However, I already know what it is going to be, Shakur definitely knows that he is going to have to take short money if that is going to happen. They’re going to use that against him, I get it. They’re going to say ‘you don’t sell out no arenas, you don’t bring anything to the table, you are going to run all night’, they are going to say everything that they possibly can for the fight not to happen.”
“I think that the fight should happen, I still want to see who can win that battle. Again, my money is on Shakur, defence wins championships, I could be wrong. Tank is an animal, he can fight but he is yet to be in the ring with a guy that is as smart as Shakur and a guy that is on his IQ level.”
Stevenson has expressed his interest in making the fight, which many believe to be “the best contest in boxing”, but Davis is clearly the money fight in the division and holds all the cards.