Shakur Stevenson Says He Going to 130
When it comes to WBO world featherweight champion “Fearless” Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KO’s), he’s made it quite clear he wants IBF world featherweight champion Josh “The Leeds Warrior” Warrington (30-0, 7 KO’s) next. Stevenson has consistently called him out for a rather extended period of time.
On the one hand, Warrington has never disparaged Fearless as a fighter. Yet on the other hand, the Leeds Warrior did require Stevenson to capture a title before they could lock horns.
Well, in his last bout against Joet Gonzalez (23-1, 14 KO’s), Stevenson did secure the vacant WBO world featherweight strap. However, even while armed with the new hardware, Fearless is still finding it difficult to pen a fight with Warrington. Rather than face Fearless, Warrington has negotiated a hometown fight with WBA world featherweight champion Can “Monster” Xu (18-2, 3 KO’s).
Naturally, Fearless was disappointed to hear this update. Upon hearing the news, Stevenson took to his Twitter account to announce that he will be moving up to super featherweight and took a jab at Xu’s losses. If Fearless remains true to this course of action, it should be no surprise.
Over the course of the past several months, the skillful New Jersey native has maintained the only reason he was sticking around featherweight was to fight Warrington. With that fight out of the picture for the foreseeable future, Stevenson is planning on breaking camp and taking his talents up north. If he remains true to this plan, it will be exciting to see who Stevenson pens a fight with at 130.
By: Bakari Simpson