Shakur Stevenson believes he would have a better resume than Devin Haney, had the judges not given him the Vasyl Lomachenko win.
Haney has recently claimed that Stevenson had ducked him, which Stevenson says isn’t true. Instead, he says he would be willing to fight him but claims he is the A-Side as he has the better resume than Haney.
“If you scratch Lomachenko off his resume and you put my resume up against his, I think mine is better,” Stevenson told Daily Mail’s The Hook podcast (h/t BoxingScene). “With the Lomachenko fight it put him at a different level because he had the opportunity. Devin got better opportunities than me. He got the opportunity to fight [George Kambosos] for every belt – that’s an opportunity.
“I didn’t get the opportunity to fight Lomachenko on pay-per-view card. If we fought, that would be a big fight. We tried to do that and he said no,” Stevenson continued. “[Haney] can say that [that his record is better], that’s cool if he wants to run with that. I hear him, but ask him who the better fighter is. Really I’m a better fighter than you bro. I’m in the gym all the time, I eat sleep boxing. You party, social media, running round doing other sh!t. I’m locked in. Once the opportunity comes you’re going to see.”
Shakur Stevenson is set to return the ring on Thursday night against Edwin De Los Santos for the vacant WBC lightweight title. Prior to that, Stevenson picked up a TKO win over Shuichiro Yoshino back in April. He also holds notable wins over Robson Conceicao, Oscar Valdez, and Jamel Herring among others.
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