Shakur Stevenson says he feels the 135 lb division is “overrated” as a result of the highest guys haven’t “fought no person.”
Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) moved up from 130 just lately to the light-weight division with an idealistic mindset, believing that there can be large fights obtainable to him.
As a substitute, Stevenson’s makes an attempt to get vital fights have been ignored and finds himself on the sidelines with none rapid prospects for a mega-fight.
Ryan Garcia and Teofimo Lopez have blown city, shifting as much as the 140-lb division, and Devin Haney is anticipated to comply with them in 2023.
Except Shakur strikes as much as the sunshine welterweight division too, he might discover himself languishing at 135 with nobody to combat.
“I believe 135 is an overrated division. I believe that every one these dudes have been on the similar weight all this time, and no person actually fought no person,” stated Shakur Stevenson to Fighthype, in regards to the prime guys within the light-weight division haven’t fought anyone.
The excellent news is Shakur has the scale to compete at 140, so he might transfer as much as that division if nothing is going on for him at 135.
Additionally, Stevenson’s preventing fashion scares off different fighters and their promoters as a result of he’s not a large enough star for them to really feel that it’s worthwhile to face him. In the event that they don’t assume they will beat Stevenson, they’re not going to combat him as a result of it’s not value it. In any case, the cash received’t be large.
“The one individual that fought those who I can provide credit score for is Teofimo Lopez when he fought Lomachenko when Lomachenko was nonetheless on prime and Devin when he fought Kambosos,” stated Shakur.
“Them dudes being on the similar late, I really feel everyone ought to have been preventing one another. We don’t understand how good they’re in opposition to somebody like themselves.
“I can’t have a look at it like there are some killers within the division. It’s an overrated division. No less than 147, moreover Errol and Terence, them dudes was getting within the ring and preventing one another.
“I simply really feel prefer it’s an overrated division. They provide these dudes a number of credit score, and I don’t really feel like they’ve been within the large, large fights but. I don’t have a look at it the identical manner everyone else seems to be at it.
“I don’t actually care what he has to say,” stated Stevenson about Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.