Stevenson: “It’s An Option; I Wouldn’t Mind Working With Floyd”

Stevenson Names Mayweather Promotions as a Possible Home

Shakur Stevenson speaks well of Floyd Mayweather
Shakur Stevenson is open to signing with Floyd Mayweather (credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank, Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Shakur Stevenson Mulling Over Joining Mayweather Promotions


Following his bout versus Artem Harutyunyan, WBC lightweight champion “Fearless” Shakur Stevenson (22-0, 10 KO’s) is now a free agent. Naturally, since the Harutyunyan fight satisfied his last contracted fight for Top Rank, the world is dying to know where he is taking his talents next. One of the most hotly discussed promotional companies is none other than Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions. In a recent Q&A with Cigar Talk, Stevenson confirmed that was an option.

“It’s an option, for sure. Like I say I got nothing but love and respect for Floyd! Over the years, I wasn’t signed to Floyd Mayweather, over the last years. Now, he been talking to me a lot, helping me out by telling me little things and tricks. Even after this fight, he called me and told me little things I could have done better.”

“At the end of the day, I wouldn’t mind working with Floyd, as long as it makes sense and it’s something where it’s a partnership type of thing . . . At the end of the day, I appreciate Floyd; Floyd came to a Top Rank event because of me!”

MAKE IT MAKE SENSE

Truthfully, it will be extremely interesting to see who Stevenson commits to next. Despite remaining undefeated, following his past two performances, his name value in boxing circles is at an all-time low. In the duel directly before Harutyunyan, versus Edwin De Los Santos, Fearless was heavily ridiculed and branded as a runner for the excessive use of his footwork. Stevenson would go on to say this was due to a combination of De Los Santos’s respectable skill as well as an injured hand that he was nursing.

Against Harutyunyan, Stevenson fought in the pocket for virtually all twelve rounds. Still, an overwhelming portion of the boxing community complained about the showing being dreadfully boring. Obviously, this is the last thing Stevenson wants attached to his name as he is now in the market searching for a new promoter and the most lucrative offer he can find.

Yet, putting their chummy relationship to the side, it will be revealing to see if Mayweather see’s the economic business sense in officially pulling Stevenson into his stable of fighters. Luckily for him however, the New Jersey native remains an undefeated champion. Although it’s rather negative, his name is being plastered all over social media. So, if given to the notion that ‘all attention is good attention,’ perhaps Mayweather Promotions will supply him the type of money he craves. Afterall, Mayweather parlayed the role of public heel into one of the most lucrative boxing careers in history. So for the time being, we’ll just have to wait and see where Stevenson lands.

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