Stevenson: “I Would Like To See How Lomachenko Does Against Me”

Shakur Stevenson Seeks a Future Bout with Vasyl Lomachenko

Shakur Stevenson looks across the ring at Vasyl Lomachenko
Shakur Stevenson looks across the ring at Vasyl Lomachenko

Shakur Stevenson Would Love to Test Himself Against Vasyl Lomachenko

There comes a time in a fighter’s career where they must show and prove they are ready to elevate to the next level. For Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs), 2021 was one of those moments. In October of that year, the former WBO featherweight champ stepped up and took on WBO world junior lightweight champ Jamel Herring. Not only did Stevenson stop Herring to win the title, he put on the kind of dominant performance that was eye-opening to fans and pundits.

After a breakthrough year, the 24-year-old is hungry for even more in 2022. On April 30, the uber-talented southpaw goes for unification as he will face WBC 130 pound champ Oscar Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs). But, “Fearless” has visions beyond junior lightweight. A growing young man who is physically filling out, he has the look of someone that could easily fight at a higher weight. He’s talked about eventually moving up to 135. During an appearance on the DAZN Boxing Show, Stevenson fancied a fight with one specific lightweight.  


“I would like a Lomachenko fight. I would like to see how Lomachenko would do in the ring with me. I would like to put that on my resume, being that I just beat Jamel and now I’m going to try and beat Valdez. But, we got to stay focused on Valdez, he’s first. “

Prognosticating long-term, a fight between Stevenson and Vasyl Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) would be boxing’s ultimate chess match. It would pit two of the slickest fighters going today. If you’re one who loves a battle of wits and technical skills, that kind of fight that’s right up your alley.

Stevenson understands that a potential matchup with the former pound-for-pound king is down the road. In the immediacy is Valdez, someone he has wanted to face since both were campaigning at 126.

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By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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