Stevenson On Tank: “If Your Best Chance Is To Knock Me Out You Lost”

Stevenson Believes Oddsmakers Will Overrate Tank in their Fight

Shakur Stevenson dodges an attack from Tank Davis
Shakur Stevenson (L), Gervonta Davis | Credit: Brandon Magnus/Getty Images (L)

Shakur Stevenson Warns that Tank Davis Can’t Rely on a Knockout Shot!


Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (18-0, 9KOs) has quickly built up a reputation as one of the best defensive fighters in boxing. The two-division world champion is coming off a dominant one-sided victory over Oscar Valdez in which he picked up the WBC title to go along with his WBO belt.

With that win, Stevenson earned himself a spot on 3Kings Boxing’s top ten list at number 10. With the future looking extremely bright for him, Fearless has set his eyes on the lightweight division. While the champion still has some unfinished business to take care of at 130, he knows just who it is he wants to fight when he moves up to lightweight.

During an appearance on the Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast, Stevenson was asked who he’d like his next four fights to be against. He had the following to say:

“I’d fight (Vasyl) Lomachenko, the winner of Devin (Haney) and (George) Kambosos, Ryan Garcia, and Tank (Gervonta Davis).”

On who gives him the toughest fight out of all the fighters named:

“Probably either Devin or Tank. I feel like with Devin, me and him have been in the ring a bunch of times, so we’re familiar with each other. I’ve been in the ring with Tank too, but I think the oddsmakers are going to make that fight closer than what a lot of people think.”

YOU GOT TO HIT ME THOUGH!

“You got to hit me! I personally feel like, if your best shot is to knock me out, you lost. If the only thing you can do to win is knock me out, you’ve lost. That’s what I feel like.”

On being able to withstand Tank’s power for 12 rounds:

“I’m saying if your best chance is to knock me out, you lost. I don’t care who you is, because you are going to be looking for that shot all night. All night that’s going to be something you look for, from round one to round twelve. “

His comments and confidence about a potential fight with WBA Regular lightweight champ Gervonta “Tank” Davis (27-0, 25KOs) shouldn’t come as a surprise as he’s recently come out to say that he’s the more skillful fighter.

At the end of the day, you have to respect the confidence of Stevenson. His mindset is to face the best and beat them. At 24 years old, he has a bright future ahead of him. He also won’t have a lack of opportunities to prove himself as the best fighter in the world.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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