(Photo : Steve Marcus/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 16: Shakur Stevenson (L) punches Edwin De Los Santos throughout a combat for a vacant WBC light-weight title on November 16, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stevenson received the vacant title by unanimous determination.
Undefeated American boxer Shakur Stevenson received over Edwin De Los Santos of the Dominican Republic to say the vacant WBC Lightweight Title on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, November 16.
Although critics had been hardly impressed by Stevenson’s newest win, it stays that Stevenson is now formally a three-division world champion. Before claiming the WBC light-weight title, the 26-year-old beforehand held belts as a featherweight and junior light-weight per Bad Left Hook.
After 12 rounds, the American held the sting over De Los Santos, 115-113, 116-112, and 116-112. Stevenson admitted he was not completely satisfied together with his efficiency.
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“I had a bad performance tonight, that’s all I’m really focused on. I wasn’t feeling too good. I’ll live with it, it’s OK, I came here, got the victory, and that’s all I wanted to do,” Shakur mentioned.
With De Los Santos now out of the way in which, it will likely be attention-grabbing who “Sugar” will face subsequent. While he didn’t point out anybody within the post-fight, a number of names may make sense for Stevenson.
3. Frank Martin
Frank Martin may very well be a smart subsequent opponent for Stevenson if he’s trying to face top-ranked boxers within the WBC. The 28-year-old fighter can be undefeated in 18 fights, one more facet that might make a possible bout attention-grabbing between the 2 American boxers.
He final fought in July, successful over Artem Harutyunyan through unanimous determination on the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada per CBS Sports. As of this writing, there is no such thing as a official announcement on who Martin’s subsequent opponent will probably be.
2. Gervonta Davis
If Lomachenko continues to be not fascinated with dealing with Stevenson, Gervonta Davis may very well be one other potential identify within the combine. He considers the 29-year-old the most important star in boxing proper now and he’s assured that the 29-year-old PPV celebrity could be open to dealing with him subsequent.
“Tank” is coming off a TKO win within the seventh spherical over Ryan Garcia again in April, ESPN reported. Like Stevenson, he too holds an ideal document, additional making a Davis vs. Stevenson combat attention-grabbing.
1. Vasily Lomachenko
Stevenson is assured that if he agrees, Vasily Lomachenko could be an enormous combat to make. The Ukrainian was somebody eyed to face Stevenson over De Los Santos however Lomachenko handed up the chance.
“The Matrix” is nonetheless smarting from his controversial loss to Devin Haney in May, The Guardian reported. Rather than combat once more, Lomachenko determined to take a breather as he tries to collect himself after that disappointing loss.
Stevenson branded Lomachenko’s determination to move up a combat towards him as weak. But with the WBC title in hand, may persuade the 35-year-old to rethink dealing with the American fighter.
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