By Brian Webber: Shakur Stevenson is ready & hoping that the Face of Boxing, Gervonta Davis, will finally give him a shot at combating him as a result of he needs to show to the world how good he’s by beating the Baltimore native.
Stevenson is combating Edwin De Los Santos (16-1, 14 KOs) subsequent on November sixteenth for the WBC light-weight title, and he thinks with that belt, he’ll probably inspire Tank Davis to combat him. It doesn’t appear possible.
Tank Davis hasn’t proven curiosity in combating defensive guys prior to now like Vasily Lomachenko, so it’s affordable to imagine that he’s not going to look in Stevenson’s course anytime quickly, if ever.
If that is the combat that Shakur will dangle round at light-weight ready& hoping to get, he might be losing his time.
Shakur (20-0, 10 KOs) is practical and admits that he has nothing to supply Gervonta (29-0, 27 KOs) as a result of he’s a pay-er-view star, and he’s not but reached that degree. Certainly, if Stevenson retains getting prevented, he would possibly by no means soar to PPV.
If Shakur can’t entice WBA ‘common’ light-weight champion TankDavis to combat him quickly, he might want to comply with Devin Haney as much as 140 as a result of there aren’t any alternatives for big-money fights for him at 135.
Stevenson assured of beating Haney
“He’s not going to have the ability to beat me,” mentioned Shakur Stevenson to Million Dollaz about Edwin De Los Santos. “He’s sturdy with energy, however he’s not going to beat me.
“All you hear Invoice [Haney] speak about is ‘Shakur.’ Why does he speak about me a lot? Why is he so considering me? Invoice is cap. Invoice is aware of I’m going to smoke Devin if we’re going to be actual about it.”
Haney may have fought Shakur, however he selected to maneuver as much as 140. That’s a combat that most likely by no means occurs except Stevenson turns into an enormous star combating fringe-level contenders.
“He is aware of I’m going to smoke Devin, however he’s acquired to do what he acquired to do for his son,” mentioned Shakur. “That’s why he put that video out of sparring. Did you see what was happening in my face? I used to be smiling at him.
“If somebody is lifeless drained and able to get out of the ring are they smiling? They lifeless drained and able to get out of the ring as a result of they acquired their a** whooped.
“Me and this man [Haney] sparred 3 times that week, and this was the final one. I performed eight rounds, ten rounds, and nonetheless many rounds that they wished all week. I acquired off on him and beat him up once more. Inform them [the Haney’s] to submit the precise video of the sparring. They acquired the video.
“Inform them to submit the sparring, and y’all will see what occurred within the sparring. I used to be enjoying round with that man. This dude [Haney] got here near shedding his final combat [against Vasily Lomaachenko].
“How are you aware that he’s not going to take an L [against Regis Prograis]? If he takes an L, then then the combat goes down. If he fights Regis proper now and Regis beats him. What occurs with me and Devin as a combat? No person needs to see it.
“The value that we may make now most likely isn’t as large because it might be, nevertheless it may go down if any person takes an L,” mentioned Shakur a couple of combat with Haney.
Shakur has nothing to supply Tank
“There’s 1,000,000 fighters that don’t need to get within the ring with me. It’s very irritating as a result of that is what I do for a residing,” mentioned Shakur.
The rationale that fighters don’t need to combat Shakur are as follows:
He’s a defensive specialist that’s exhausting to hit
Tough to beat
Not in style
Completely different facet of the road
“#1 is Tank,” mentioned Shakur when requested who he needs to combat. “Me and Tank is the most effective combat. There may be one combat that should occur in boxing. I’m not Tank. He’s the pay-per-view star,” mentioned Shakur.
“I can’t throw no presents to Tank. Who am I to throw a suggestion to the largest star in boxing? What am I going to supply him? It doesn’t make sense.”
If Shakur indicators with PBC as soon as his contract ends with Prime Rank, he can improve his possibilities of getting a combat with Tank Davis. Signing with Mayweather Promotions would assist.
“That must be on their half on their group to do this. I need to do this. I’d love that. I suppose that’s the largest combat in boxing skills-wise,” mentioned Shakur.
“I need to show to the world who I actually am. You may title 5 fighters, however all these different dudes don’t matter. There’s only one fighter that I need to combat when it comes right down to it.