Shakur Stevenson Fails to Land Bout with George Kambosos
Two-divisional champion Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (19-0, 9KO) is having a tough time entering the lightweight division. Following two top contenders declining Fearless’ challenge, former unified lightweight champion George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr (20-2, 10KO) has become the third. However, he hinted at a possible fight by the end of 2023.
Stevenson has been on a mission since losing the unified junior lightweight titles on the scale against Robson Conceicao on September 23. The New Jersey native, after winning the contest via wide split decision, announced that he was moving up to lightweight.
Fearless failed to get fights with top lightweight contenders Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz and William Zepeda. In an interview with Fight Hub TV, Stevenson was hoping to land a fight with Kambosos Jr next.
“Pitbull turned me down, and Zepeda turned me down. I know from the ranking, Kambosos is next. So I think it will be Kambosos, probably.”
KAMBOSOS DECLINED FIGHTING STEVENSON
It seems that Kambosos Jr has also declined to face the two-divisional champion. That marks a third strike for a frustrated Stevenson. He took to social media to inform the fans before asking who’s next.
The former unified champion responded by explaining his reason for turning down the fight. However, he also hinted that they could revisit things for an end-of-the-year showdown in 2023. Fearless, understanding of the situation, expressed no hard feelings and made it clear that whenever Kambosos was ready, he will be waiting.
Stevenson may have to start looking a little lower in the division for challengers. Perhaps he will have better luck getting guys like Jeremiah Nakathila, Edwin De Los Santos, Maxi Hughes, or Richard Commey.
3Kings Boxing will stay on top of this story and continue to provide any further information.
By: Bo Bland