Mike Tyson pointed out that Shakur Stevenson will win the lightweight category title, as he did in the super featherweight division, opining that the undefeated 25-year-old has no ceiling and his success will extend all the way through the end of his career.
Shakur Stevenson is a first-class fighter: Mike Tyson
Stevenson (19–0, 9 KOs), a 2016 Rio Olympics bantamweight silver medallist, has won the WBC and WBO titles simultaneously at super featherweight and has also held the WBO featherweight title in the past.
In his last fight, Stevenson defeated Robson Conceição on 23rd September, even though he was stripped of the WBC and WBO titles after missing weight by 2 pounds, making only Conceição eligible to grab the belts.
However, the squared circle depicted a highly one sided affair as Stevenson battered Conceição throughout the 12 rounds. After winning the contest via unanimous decision, Stevenson immediately expressed his wish to jump up to lightweight and challenged the undisputed champion Devin Haney as well as former unified champion Vasiliy Lomachenko.
“Everybody at 135 is about to get it,” said Stevenson after the win, “We gotta fight the champ. Devin Haney, me and him can lock it in after Kambosos. Let’s get it on! I’ll fight Lomachenko too.”
In a recent video shared on his Instagram, Mike Tyson affirmed that Stevenson will continue his dominance at 135 pounds, stating that his physique will adapt perfectly to the challenges that this weight proposes.
“Shakur Stevenson is a first-class fighter,” Tyson said in the clip, “I don’t think it’s going to make any difference that he gave the title up because of the weight difference.”
“He’ll just go to the next division and wins that title as well,” Tyson added.
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