Stevenson: “I’m Going Up To 135 Soon; I’ll Fight Haney If He’s Still There”

Stevenson is Taking his Talents to Lightweight!

Shakur Stevenson and Devin Haney holding their belts in the ring
Shakur Stevenson (L, Credit: Etienne Laurent Efe), Devin Haney (Credit: James Ross/AAPImage)

Shakur Stevenson Seeking to Conquer 135 Sooner Than Later!

With going on six fights to his credit in the division, two-division champ and unified super featherweight champion “Fearless” Shakur Stevenson (18-0, 9 KO’s) is eyeing another leap in weight to lightweight. But first, in his next prizefight on September 23, Stevenson will face the challenge of Robson Conceicao.

During his three year occupation at the weight, Fearless’ first major conquest was defeating Jeremia Nakathila to acquire the WBO 130-pound Interim title. In his very next bout, against his supposedly toughest test at the time, the New Jersey native fought and bested Jamel Herring. With this victory, Stevenson collected Herring’s WBO 130-pound title. Fearless followed that with a masterclass unanimous decision over two-division rival Oscar Valdez to usurp his WBC super featherweight title. Now, as Fearless reveals to Fight Hype, he may be leaving the division in the blink of an eye!

“If I am being real with you, I told you I would keep it real with you, I’ll probably be going up real soon. I’m going up to 135 in the near future, I’m letting that be known!”


Given this meaty talking point, it doesn’t sound like Stevenson has much intention on collecting any more titles at super featherweight. Yet, considering his great ambition, it’s hard to believe that if Fearless ventured up to lightweight that competing for a title would not be of the utmost importance. At the moment, undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15 KO’s) sits on the throne with every belt to speak of. While Fearless has great respect for Haney, he also has no problem testing his skill against him in the ring.

“Maybe if he is still there, I’m definitely ready to rock but knowing him, he is probably going to be moving to 140 in the near future so. It’s just so weird how things go; we getting older now and somebody is going to stop growing and we are going to end up at the same weight and it’s going to happen.”

That would certainly be one sensational showdown! First however, Stevenson must conquer Conceicao and Haney must face his unnamed October foe. Luckily, no matter how any of it turns out, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report the news!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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