Not Haney. Shakur Stevenson has one option left for spring


Former world champion in two categories, American Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs), either by himself or at the prompt of Bob Arum, “lagged behind” the idea of ​​holding a fight against the absolute lightweight champion Devin Haney – obviously, so as not to interfere with the negotiation process for his fight with Vasily Lomachenko.

Instead, Shakur, who is set to re-enter the ring next spring, is promoting an option to fight Australian ex-champ George Kambosos (20-2, 10 KOs). Moreover, the other two safely disappeared.

“I should be back in March, maybe even April,” Stevenson said. – And my opponent should be Kambosos, because both (Isaac) Cruz and (William) Cepeda refused to fight me. Kambosos has nothing to lose. I think, unlike others, he will immediately agree to fight. He’s cool and hasn’t faded from the fights against Teofimo and Devin. So I doubt that he will refuse to take on a new challenge.”

Recall that during 2022, Kambosos fought twice with Haney for the absolute championship and in both cases was defeated on points, despite the fact that he boxed at home in Australia.

Stevenson previously stated that “lightweight is overrated.”

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