Chris Colbert: “Me & Stevenson Would Be A Helluva Fight! But I’d Win!”

Chris Colbert speaks to the media and Shakur Stevenson quiets the crowd
Chris Colbert (left) and Shakur Stevenson

Chris Colbert on Shakur Stevenson “He is a bad boy!”

WBA interim junior lightweight champion Chris “Prime Time” Colbert (15-0, 6ko) wants to fight former WBO featherweight champion Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (15-0, 8ko) in a future mega fight.

In 2020 Prime Time had a tremendous year! He started things off with a huge win over former WBA junior lightweight champion Jezzrel “El Invisible” Corrales. This victory over the Panama fighter is one main reason Colbert was named 3kings Boxing 2020 Prospect of the Year. He followed up that performance with a devastating knockout victory over then number four ranked contender Jaime Arboleda to close out the year.

Looking at 2021, the 24 year-old fighter from Brooklyn is holding down the number one slot in the WBA. This puts him directly in line for a shot against WBA champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis.


During an interview on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Prime Time was asked to name his next three fights. He named the champions but there was one fighter that seemed to excite the WBA Interim champion.

“Definitely a Jamel Herring fight to take his [WBO] title. Then [Miguel] Berchelt fight to take his [WBC} title {as well as] a Gervonta Davis to make a super fight to take his [WBA] title.”

“One more other fight. After the Gervonta Davis fight, we will put on prime vs prime! Shakur Stevenson vs Prime Time! That’s something that the world wants to see and that is something hopefully will happen in the near future.”

Prime Time also believes a fight with Stevenson would take him to the next level.

Stevenson was unsuccessful in landing a unification with any of the other featherweight champions which prompted his move to the junior lightweight division. Equally important, Fearless is patiently awaiting to fight the winner of Herring and Carl “The Jackal” Frampton. However, the fight has been postponed for the third time.

Regarding Stevenson’s comment on being the boogeyman of boxing

“A lot of fighters can say that. It’s not that you are the boogeyman, it just doesn’t make sense. You go into the Top Rank card, you don’t get paid what you deserve over there. He doesn’t have a belt for people to look to fight him at 130. At 126, I can say he was the boogeyman cause those guys did not want to fight him.

“Listen there is no hate in my blood. I give respect when it’s due. If you a bad boy, you’re a bad boy and he is a bad boy. Me and him would be a hell of a fight. But I am going to take that victory.”

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."