Tank To Shakur Stevenson: “I Have A June 7 Fight Deal; You In?”

Who Is Tank Facing on June 7?

"Tank" Abdul Wahid trades words with Shakur Stevenson
"Tank" Abdul Wahid invites Shakur Stevenson to a fight on June 7 (Getty Images)

Will Tank Meet Shakur Stevenson This Coming June?


In a perfect world, we all will have just watched WBC lightweight champion “Fearless” Shakur Stevenson (21-0, 10 KO’s) and WBA 135-pound champion Abdul “Tank” Wahid, AKA Gervonta Davis (29-0, 27 KO’s) broker a deal via social media. Over a rather lengthy thread, the two recently traded insults and verbal jabs on their way to tentatively setting up a fight with a date.

ONE HAND WASHING THE OTHER

Obviously, we know that little stock can be placed on an agreement reached on Twitter. Even worse, Stevenson’s ability to find an opponent, or seal the deal when he does, appears to be a substantial issue for him. In fact, Fearless has had a looming July date minus an official opponent for some time. Without question, signing a duel with Tank would mark the most significant fight of his professional career.

For his part, committing to duel Stevenson would be an equally good look for the WBA champion as well. Tank has proven his star power and ability to score flashy knockouts many times over. Sadly for him though, the long going knock on Wahid is the fact that he does not face the best available opposition.

It is rumored that Tank will next be facing #2 (WBC) and #7 (IBF) ranked 135-pounder Frank Martin. While this would be a step in the right direction, one cannot say that Martin satisfies the missing element. Sure, he without question passes the eye test, but has yet to face a top tier elite fighter himself. So, how can he represent something that he has not proven to be?

STRAIGHT FORWARD OR MONKEY WRENCH TIME?

If the speculation is true, and Wahid is on his way to dancing with Martin, then this talk with Stevenson is more entertainment. Or, if Martin were to take step-aside money, perhaps Tank and Stevenson could be back on the books. Would people want to see Tank versus Martin more, or Tank versus Fearless?

The WBC champion is coming off a performance that was borderline cruelty due to how utterly boring it was. Said to say, there may be a healthy amount of pay-per-view buying fans who have more faith in Martin supplying an action-fight instead of another potential safety first finesse fest.

Honestly speaking, scenarios such as this are what makes boxing both frustrating and captivating. In the meantime, stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for all things boxing.

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