Chris Colbert and Shakur Stevenson social media beef could lead to a showdown in 2022
No matter what the day is, fans can always get their quick fix on social media. WBO junior lightweight champion Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (17-0, 9ko) and former WBA Interim champion Chris Prime Time” Colbert (16-0, 6ko) are looking to fight each other in 2022. The social media back-and-forth has been fierce between the WBO champion and Prime Time.
Stevenson is fresh off becoming a two-divisional champion after stopping fellow Top Rank stablemate Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring on October 23. He wasted no time at all in going after WBC champion Oscar Valdez.
“Oscar Valdez can’t keep ducking. It’s the biggest fight in the division. We need to unify.”
TAKING AIM AT A FUTURE CHAMPION
Well it seems Fearless has shifted his attention towards Colbert. One reason why Stevenson is targeting the former WBA interim titlist is the top brass at Top Rank are not interested in making a Valdez fight with him. Instead, they want to make Valdez versus WBO featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete. Stevenson kicked things off by calling for a consolation fight with Colbert.
Colbert is in training for the upcoming February 19 fight against WBA ‘regular’ champion Roger Gutierrez. The winner will be crowned the “super” champion. However, he did not back down and fired right back by taking a crack at Stevenson’s manhood.
Colbert picked up the WBA interim title after defeating Jezzrel Corrales back in 2020. He is no longer the interim titlist due to the WBA belt consolidation process. In addition, he must first defeat Gutierrez before thinking about a unification showdown with Stevenson.
There is no guarantee these two will fight. Fans will be skeptical, considering the number of social media callouts that hardly ever result in fighters trading leather in the ring. Nonetheless, you can’t help but be excited when looking at this being a potentially big possibility going into 2022.
By: Garrisson Bland