Stevenson To Vasyl Lomachenko: “2024 Let’s Make This Happen!”

Fearless Still Pleading For Loma Fight

Collage Shakur Stevenson Vasyl Lomachenko 2024
Shakur Stevenson reaches for a 2024 bout with Vasyl Lomachenko | credit: EPA, Mikey Williams

Shakur Stevenson Implores Vasyl Lomachenko to Fight in 2024


Two fights into his tenure in the division, WBC lightweight champion “Fearless” Shakur Stevenson (21-0, 10 KO’s) is still having trouble obtaining the fights he craves. At the moment, the battle that would satisfy him most is one with three-division champion Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KO’s). Since he entered the 135-pound landscape, Stevenson has persistently sniffed around for this fight.

Sadly for him though, despite his professional and amateur accolades, public visibility and their being Top Rank stablemates, the slippery duel has evaded Fearless. Even after reaching out directly to Loma via his Twitter account, his attempt was stymied with rejection. Instead of facing the two-division champion, Loma looks to be colliding with former unified 135-pound champion George Kambosos.

STICKY SITUATION

Regardless of the relentless snubbing, Stevenson remains on the chase. This is evidenced by a recent tweet of his. Given that Hi-Tech appears to be closing in on a finalized contract with Kambosos, his callout for the moment is just a case of howling in the wind. Loma is not likely to be any more receptive now than at any other time. Even worse, Fearless is coming off a simply abysmal performance against Edwin De Los Santos.

To be fair, Stevenson did show great skills and abilities in the ring. Yet, if he was a hunter, Fearless definitely carried himself like the rabbit had a gun! His constant ‘safety first’ methodology, refusing to in-fight and nearly jumping out his boxing shoes every 45 seconds turned off scores of fans and spectators.

The duel has been labeled by many as the most boring in recent history. Even worse, De Los Santos seemingly has accumulated more buzz in defeat than Stevenson in victory. This is all said to say, with that being his last contest, many fans are not exactly itching to see Fearless back in the ring. This can’t possibly be a benefit when shopping around for his next payday. Now might be a good time to swing back around and revisit a potential duel with Frank “The Ghost” Martin.

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