Shakur Stevenson Gunning For Devin Haney Next!
After walking through a lake of fire, undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (30-0, 15 KO’s) successfully defended his titles from Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko. Unfortunately for him the win was not a clean or respectable one for countless fans and insiders throughout the industry. Amongst those who ardently believe that he lost was two-division champion, and potential opponent, “Fearless” Shakur Steveson (20-0, 10 KO’s). If given the opportunity, Stevenson would love to dance with Haney next, but is skeptical that the match takes place next.
“I’m fighting the winner next. It depends on if he stay at 135. I am hearing that he is going to go up.”Shakur Stevenson – Former Junior Lightweight & Featherweight Champion
CHAMPIONSHIP OVER FRIENDSHIP
It’s no secret that Stevenson and Haney have frequently crossed paths with one another and remained chummy since their childhood days. As professionals, however, they are each willing to put those warm feelings to the side in order to prove their dominance in the ring. Having this mutual respect though, Fearless does understand that given his size Haney does have a legitimate dilemma when it comes to making weight. At the same time, Stevenson does not care for how The Dream is flip-flopping on his talking points.
“I heard him a lot saying that he was going to stay at 135, so that’s the only problem that I have with the weight problem. He got to cut all that weight, he look a little bit weak in there, he didn’t look to strong. So whatever he do he can’t fuck with me!”Shakur Stevenson – Former Junior Lightweight & Featherweight Champion
Only time will tell what the future holds for Haney’s next assignment so we’ll have to sit tight and see what materializes. Provided that he remains at lightweight there is an excellent chance that Stevenson could get the nod to face Haney. As he is ranked #2 (WBO), #3 (WBC), #4 (IBF) and #4 (WBA), Stevenson is firmly in striking range for the title shot. Thankfully no matter how this situation unfolds 3Kings Boxing will be here to report the news!