Shakur Stevenson Confident He Clashes with Tank Before Haney
Multi-divisional champion Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (20-0, 10KO) is confident that a showdown with three-divisinoal champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 27KO) is more likely than a bout against unified lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (30-0, 15KO).
On November 16, Fearless will aim to secure the vacant WBC lightweight title in a battle against Edwin De Los Santos. Since moving up to the lightweight division, he’s been linked to both, Haney and Davis. Boxing fans are eager to see these matchups.
In an interview with FightHype, Stevenson expressed his confidence in a bout with Davis being a more realistic option.
“I have a lot more faith in the Tank fight happening before the Devin fight. I think Tank is a competitor, and I know deep down inside that he wants to prove to the world that he can beat me, just as I want to prove that I can beat him. I feel like he’ll fight me.”
Critics within the boxing community may point out that a fight with Haney would’ve been happening now. Stevenson declined an offer to compete for the undisputed crown, citing a lowball offer from Haney’s team.
Devin Haney is currently locked into an upcoming showdown against the WBC junior welterweight champion. The consensus among boxing fans is that if he emerges victorious, Haney may choose to remain in the division and relinquish the remaining lightweight titles. Fearless has acknowledged that a fight with Haney could be possible at junior welterweight.
Stevenson vs Davis is not a far-fetched idea. Boxing enthusiasts eagerly await these potential matchups.