Shakur Stevenson On Chris Colbert: “I Know What He Doesn’t Know”

Shakur Stevenson Warns Chris Colbert to Be Careful What You Wish For

Shakur Stevenson (left), Chris Colbert
Shakur Stevenson (left), Chris Colbert

Shakur Stevenson Warns Chris Colbert to Be Careful What You Wish For

When you look at the junior lightweight and lightweight landscape, it is full of young and talented world champions. WBA ‘Interim’ World Junior Lightweight champion Chris Colbert (15-0, 6 KOs) and former WBO World Featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) fit right into the mix.

Colbert is 24 years old; Stevenson is 23. Both are fast, skilled, and eager to prove themselves. Stevenson has labeled himself the boogeyman of boxing. In his mind, he was avoided at 126 and is being avoided at 130 pounds.

During an appearance on The Last Stand podcast with Brian Custer in February 2020, Colbert was asked about Stevenson’s assertions. While acknowledging his ability, Colbert says not only would he love to fight him, but he would also beat him.

Stevenson was a more recent guest on The Last Stand. When asked about Colbert’s comments, the former champ had plenty to say.


“I feel like he’s supposed to say that. He knows what I’m built with; he’s been in the ring with me several times. I knew him since I was a little kid.”

Stevenson went on to reveal a story about an impromptu sparring session that took place when they were 15 years old. He also told Custer that today, Colbert needs to be careful calling out his name.

“So, it’s a history behind this. We were supposed to fight several times in several different tournaments. I’ll tell you a story about me and him.

I don’t forget things. In Missouri at a ringside tournament, he came into the weight room while I was checking my weight.

He started talking mad shit to me like, ‘you suck, you’re not that good,’ talking so much shit to me. So, I’m like,’ come spar with me.’ We ended up with a whole crowd of people. So, we go to the hotel. We got boxing gloves and we started sparring. When I say I fucked him up, I whipped his ass because he was talking so much.

Right now, we’re cool. I don’t have a problem with him. I think that he’s a bad man too. But I’m just giving you a little story. It’s a history behind this.

He can sit there and say all he wants to say. It’s been a long time coming. So, whenever it does happen, I’m on his ass.”

Stevenson explained a match against Colbert would be a big fight. He told Custer his contemporary would give most 130 pounders plenty of problems. But in the end, he feels he is the superior boxer.

“I just think that it’s level’s when it comes to boxing. I know what he doesn’t know. That’s all I’m going to say. I know what he doesn’t know.”

It is only one way to settle this, and that is in the ring. On paper, Stevenson-Colbert would be a decent scrap. Now, will it ever happen? That is the ultimate question.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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