Stevenson was offered a fight by the ex-champion. But on the sidelines they are not talking about him


American techie Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) is preparing for his debut in lightweight, an Olympic medalist and conqueror of two weight categories. But there is a problem – the Mexicans Isaac Cruz and William Cepeda, as well as the ex-absolute in this weight, Australian George Kambosos, have already refused to fight him.

Stevenson spoke about the current situation in social networks. And manager Rick Mirijian confidently
declared: “If these fighters refused the fight, then I know the one who will accept it – this is Joseph Diaz.”

Fighter right here
confirmed the words of his manager: “I’m ready!”

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reacted Stevenson: “Joseph is my buddy, but that doesn’t mean he and I can’t stir this up.”

Diaz did not argue: “Yes, sir. With all due respect, Ch. Let’s do it!”

Nevertheless, on the sidelines they are sure that Diaz will not become Stevenson’s rival. Since the WBC previously ordered an eliminator for Shakur with Cruz, a potential opponent must have high rating positions in the top 15 of the organization.

Immediately after the refuseniks Cruz, Cepeda and Kambosos in the rankings is the spectacular Japanese slugger Shuichiro Yoshino. On the sidelines, they believe that he will take the fight.

If anything, the next on the list is American Jemaine Ortiz, who showed himself well in a fight with former division leader Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko.

Meanwhile, division leader Haney wants to fight Lomachenko before Ramadan, but Top Rank has other plans. The offender of the Ukrainian believes that “Lomachenko is no longer the same …”. At the beginning of the month, Stevenson and Haney’s father unexpectedly arranged a fight.