De Los Santos Believes Beating Stevenson Crowns Him King at 135
Edwin De Los Santos (16-1, 14 KOs) is just days away from his November 16 battle against two-division world champion Shakur Stevenson (20-0, 10 KOs) for the vacant WBC lightweight title. Fighting in what will be his first world title shot, De Los Santos is confident of victory. He sees the match as his moment to show that he’s the best lightweight in the world.
Initially, Stevenson was to have faced Frank Martin for the vacant title. But after they could not agree to terms, the camp of Stevenson reached out to De Los Santos.
La Granada had long wanted to fight with Stevenson. They’ve exchanged their share of words on social media, as Stevenson has promised to shut De Los Santos up.
READY TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION
De Los Santos is a fighter full of confidence. During the build-up to this fight, the 24-year-old from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic has referred to Stevenson as “Shakira Tweeterson” in response to his opponent’s high presence on social media. During an interview with Top Rank, La Granada had a message for Stevenson and a prediction for the upcoming fight.
“This message is for you, Shakira Tweeterson. I’ve come here to the United States from the Dominican Republic to crown myself as the world champion [. . .] I’m going to knock you out.”
“I’m going to take him out! The chicken will be dead. He will be for soup.”
QUITE THE INTRIGUING BATTLE
The fight is a fascinating clash of styles of lefthanders. Stevenson is renowned for his boxing skills, defense, and punching accuracy. He is also an excellent body puncher.
With underrated hand speed and ferocity in the ring, De Los Santos is the definition of an explosive fighter. The Dominican is always dangerous, even when he’s hurt. He can take out his opponent at any single moment during a fight. A highly anticipated contest among hardcore fans, De Los Santos is ready to put his talents on display in front of the boxing world and become the new WBC lightweight champion.
“You will see who is the best. I am the best, damn it, the boogeyman of the division.”