Shakur Stevenson to force Devin Haney to fight next or surrender WBC belt
By Daddy: Shakur Stevenson says he’ll activate his WBC necessary to force undisputed light-weight champion Devin Haney to fight him next or surrender his belt.
Haney admitted after the fight final Saturday in opposition to Vasyl Lomachenko that his weight reduce to 135 was probably the most troublesome one he’s had and stated he was pondering of transferring up to 140.
Shakur (20-0, 10 KOs) believes that Haney will vacate his 4 135-lb titles and transfer up to 140 somewhat than keep and lose them. That’s going to make Haney look unhealthy if he vacates and strikes up to 140 with out preventing Shakur.
However I suppose it’s higher for Haney to hand over the belts and protect his ‘O’ than it could by keep at 135 and being decreased to rubble like Shakur did to his final opponent Shuichiro Yoshino.
If the nonetheless unbeaten Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) stays at 135, he’ll want to face Shakur until his promoters at High Rank can arrange a fight in opposition to WBA ‘common’ champion Gervonta Davis.
That’s the man Haney stated he wished next on the post-fight press convention, however promoter Bob Arum would have to discover a manner for it to financially make sense. With the large purse ensures that Haney and Gervonta would in all probability need, it could be an enormous monetary danger for Arum.
Stevenson says Haney seemed weak after his weight reduce and laboring to a controversial resolution over Vasyl Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs).
“Clear punches, good boxing, larger work charge. He seemed just like the outdated Lomachenko tonight,” stated Shakur Stevenson to Fighthype about why he noticed Vasyl Lomachenko as deserving the win in opposition to Devin Haney.
“He wasn’t touchdown them too clear. They weren’t actual clear pictures. Typically they was, however the majority of the fight it wasn’t,’ stated Stevenson when requested why Haney’s physique pictures weren’t slowing Lomachenko down.
“I’m not going to s**t on him, however I felt that Lomachenko gained the fight.
“I’m preventing the winner next. I imply, it relies on if he’s going to keep at 135 as a result of I’m listening to that he’s going to go up,” stated Shakur about his planning on utilizing his WBC necessary place to force a title shot in opposition to Haney if he chooses to keep at light-weight.
“I’m [activating WBC mandatory to force title shot against Haney]. I heard him so much about him staying at 135, in order that’s the one issues that I’ve of the burden issues.
“It’s not sufficient as a result of, like I stated, he’s obtained to reduce all that weight. He seemed just a little weak in there. He didn’t look too robust. No matter he do, he can’t f**ok with me,” stated Shakur when requested if Haney has nice expertise like him, why isn’t it sufficient for him to beat him.
“I haven’t had an excessive amount of dialog with him, however we’re going to discuss,” stated Shakur when requested about what his promoter Bob Arum has to say about all this. “I don’t don’t have anything unhealthy to say about Bob. I’m simply staying targeted on the principle aim.
“I feel y’all know. I ain’t going to let you know. That’s between them,” stated Stevenson on who wins between Haney and Gervonta Davis. “Anyone can get it. I feel me and Lomachenko could be a very good fight. Lomachenko seemed just like the outdated Lomachenko tonight. So I might undoubtedly be down to fight Lomachenko.
“It’s form of bizarre, particularly as a result of Devin has lived in Vegas most of his life. It’s a little bit bizarre, however I don’t know what’s up with the followers,” stated Shakur when requested if h thought it was straight that Haney was booed by the followers on the MGM Grand Backyard Area final evening after his fight.
“I simply felt like I used to be the higher fighter. I really feel like I’m one of the best fighter in boxing, and I stand on that. I’m not simply saying that for the followers or the media. That’s one thing I truly imagine,” stated Shakur when requested about his sparring with Haney.
“I simply stood next to him [Haney], and he’s not that a lot greater than me. I’m proper there in dimension. Lomachenko is so much smaller than him, however I’m proper there in dimension for positive,” stated Shakur.