Shakur Stevenson has set his sights on a potential matchup with Devin Haney following his impressive victory over Shuichiro Yoshino on Saturday. The rising star dominated the bout from start to finish, scoring a brutal knockout in the third round to improve his professional record to 18-0.
In the post-fight interview, Stevenson wasted no time in calling out Haney, who currently holds the WBC lightweight title. “I want to fight Devin Haney next,” Stevenson said. “He’s been running his mouth a lot, and I want to shut him up.”
Haney, who was in attendance for the fight, responded on social media shortly after Stevenson’s challenge, saying he was open to the matchup. “Let’s make it happen,” Haney wrote on Twitter.
If the fight does come to fruition, it would be one of the most highly anticipated bouts in the lightweight division. Stevenson and Haney are both considered among the top young talents in the sport, and their clash would have major implications for the future of the division.
Stevenson, who won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, has been on a tear since turning pro in 2017. He has already claimed world titles at featherweight and super featherweight and appears poised for a run at the lightweight crown.
Haney, meanwhile, has been one of the most dominant fighters in the lightweight division over the past few years. He currently holds a perfect record of 26-0 and has established himself as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.
As the negotiations for the potential matchup continue, boxing fans will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating a clash between two of the sport’s most exciting young talents.