Shakur Stevenson is already a two-division world champion, but the 25-year-old is confident his abilities can carry him past four more.
The 25-year-old won the WBO Featherweight belt in 2019 before moving into the 130lb division, where he is now the unified champion after his superb performance. against Oscar Valdez on April 30.
Stevenson went home to Newark on September 23 to defend his two belts against Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao. And while he harbors ambitions about become the undisputed champion There are battles to be made a division in the north at a slight pace.
Speaking on Good fight host Kate Abdo asked her guests if there was a time frame for moving up to 135lbs.
“As long as it’s not too late, I’m great.”
“I don’t feel like I’m in a hurry to go to 135. We don’t know if any of the fighters are willing to fight someone like me. I’m a tough style to fight anyway.”
“I will take my time. Can conquer my department even more than what I did. “
The lightweight division is one that not only contains fights for Stevenson but also big pay-per-view events featuring undisputed champions Devin Haney, Gervonta DavisVasyl Lomachenko and Ryan Garcia.
Stevenson was asked who gave him the hardest fight.
“I think for sure Tank (Davis) and Devin were the hardest match at 135 just because neither of them lost.”
“Devin is outstanding, just like me. We both dominate. I feel it will be a great fight.”
“With Tank, he has some good skills, but his strength is something you have to watch out for. You cannot slide up anytime with Tank. You can’t go wrong because he has a strength of 1 to 12″.
“I feel like my skills will help me get through these weights.”
Stevenson believes he can best take on the best that 140lbs Ultralight has to offer right now. But the ambition doesn’t stop there.
“I feel like I’m going to get 147 and 54. I don’t think I’m going to be that big, I’m going to be small, but I think I’m going to be very clever when I can get into the ring with these bigger guys. and dominate. I’ve been in the ring with these big guys before.”
“At the end of the day, a fight for me is like being in the gym. I feel like when I fight, that’s me regular. “