Shakur Stevenson is hoping to face Vasyl Lomachenko in the future.
Stevenson is set to face Robson Conceicao on September 23 in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Should he win, Stevenson can start getting the big-name fights and one fight he wants is Lomachenko as he says the former champ has a big name and it is a fight that makes sense.
“We can do that fight whenever. He’s a big enough name,” Stevenson told ThaBoxingVoice. “He’s got a big name, and he’s been in the pound-for-pound rankings. You’ve got to respect him for that. We can make that fight happen at the beginning of next year. At the moment, we’re not at the same weight. I’m pretty sure I’m a champion right now. He can come down to 130 right now, and it would be a huge fight. I feel like 135 is not his natural weight. 130 seems like a more realistic weight class for him. We’re about the same size anyway.”
Both Stevenson and Lomachenko are signed to Top Rank which could allow making the fight that much easier. If it happens it would be a massive fight and if the undefeated prospect can get his hand raised, Stevenson would prove he can be one of the best fighters in the world.
There has also been talk of Shakur Stevenson fighting Emanuel Navarrete once the WBO featherweight champion elects to move up a weight class. If that happens, Stevenson is also confident he would prove how good he is.
“I’m so confident in myself. They say, ‘He’s cocky.’ I don’t care because I feel like I can beat anybody. I don’t care who it is. They can ask me anybody on the planet earth – I’m going to tell you I can beat them because I can figure out a way to win.”
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