Stevenson vs Davis: Will the Lightweight Clash Happen?

Shakur Stevenson Calls Out Davis for a Huge Clash

Shakur Stevenson, the WBC lightweight titleholder, is growing increasingly frustrated with WBA champion Gervonta Davis’ claims about a potential showdown. With both fighters having significant bouts lined up, Stevenson’s impatience is palpable as he continues to challenge Davis to step up and make the fight happen.

Stevenson’s Upcoming Fight Against Harutyunyan

Stevenson is set to fight Artem Harutyunyan on 6th July at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, headlining an ESPN event. Confident in his abilities, Stevenson pledges to dominate Harutyunyan, who recently suffered a unanimous decision loss to Frank Martin.

“I am not going nowhere as soon as you say let’s fight, I am right here, let’s fight,” said Stevenson, emphasizing his readiness for a future clash with Davis.

Davis’ Upcoming Bout with Frank Martin

Meanwhile, Davis will face Frank Martin on pay-per-view on 15th June in Las Vegas. Martin, who pulled out of a scheduled fight against Stevenson for the vacant WBC lightweight title last November, hasn’t fought since last July. This leaves Stevenson questioning Martin’s elite status in the boxing world.

“What did Frank Martin do to be elite?” questioned Stevenson. “Frank Martin is a dude who signed up to fight me, got famous for signing up to fight me, and then [didn’t] fight me.”

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Stevenson’s Frustration and Call-Out to Davis

Stevenson, a three-division titleholder, is growing increasingly frustrated with his lack of high-profile fights. Despite holding titles in three divisions and being a unified world champion in the junior lightweight division, he hasn’t faced any of his peers like Davis, Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez, and Ryan Garcia.

“How many times is he going to say he is going to fight an elite fighter and not fight them,” Stevenson said to Say Cheese! “He [is] 30 years old now, bro is 30, talking about he is going to fight me. He said next, okay, well, do it.”

The Path to a Huge Clash in the Ring

Stevenson believes making a fight with Davis is straightforward. He acknowledges Davis as the A-side in the potential matchup and is ready to accept an offer.

“All you got to do is send an offer,” said Stevenson. “You are the A-side, I know. I am not saying I am the A-side, you’re the [person] with all the notoriety, however it go – but I am right here though.”

Stevenson’s primary focus remains on a future encounter with Davis, a fight that could potentially pit the two best lightweights against each other. Stevenson’s determination and skill make him a formidable opponent, and his call-out to Davis sets the stage for what could be one of the most anticipated fights in recent boxing history.

In the modern era, Stevenson’s peers at and around his weight class, including Davis, Haney, Lopez, and Garcia, have all had notable bouts. However, Stevenson’s quest for a big fight continues, with his eyes firmly set on Davis. As he prepares for his upcoming fight against Harutyunyan, Stevenson’s message to Davis is clear: “Shut up and fight me.”

Stevenson’s relentless pursuit of a clash with Davis underscores his commitment to proving himself as the best in the lightweight division. Whether Davis will accept the challenge remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: Stevenson is ready for a huge clash in the ring.

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