Shakur Stevenson Sets Sights on Gervonta Davis After Lightweight Debut Win
Shakur Stevenson has recently made headlines with his successful lightweight debut and his call out of Gervonta Davis, one of boxing’s hottest rising stars. The 25-year-old Newark native has already won two world titles in different weight classes, and he is now eager to make his mark in the 135-pound division.
Stevenson's recent victory came on April 8 against Japanese fighter Shuichiro Yoshino, whom he stopped in the sixth round. Despite his impressive performance, Stevenson is not satisfied with just one win in his new division. Instead, he is already targeting some of the biggest names in the sport.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Stevenson commented on Davis’ latest fight, a dominant win against Ryan Garcia. Stevenson did not hold back in his assessment of Garcia's performance, describing him as "preschool" and "not on that top level."
In contrast, Stevenson sees himself as a fighter who possesses both the ring IQ and the ring smarts to compete at the highest level. He believes that he has what it takes to beat Davis, and he is willing to make the fight happen.
A potential super fight between Stevenson and Davis would require Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions to work together and stage a co-promotion. While this may seem like a long shot, the prospect of two of boxing's brightest young stars facing off against each other is certainly an enticing one.
In terms of his own career, Stevenson has already achieved a great deal, but he is not content to rest on his laurels. He sees the lightweight division as his next big challenge, and he is eager to prove that he belongs among the elite fighters in the sport.
Stevenson's call out of Davis is just the latest example of his ambition and determination. While it remains to be seen whether the fight will happen, one thing is clear: Stevenson is a fighter to watch in the coming months and years, and he is sure to make his mark on the sport in a big way.