April 12, 2024

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Shakur Stevenson still focused on undisputed dream at 130

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Shakur Stevenson still focused on undisputed dream at 130

By Sam Volz: Shakur Stevenson hasn’t offered up on his goals of becoming the undisputed winner at super featherweight irrespective of his promoter Bob Arum permitting him know that it is a squander of his time.

It might seem bothersome to the 24-calendar year-aged Shakur that his promoter Arum is carrying out his task by permitting him know that it is a squander of time combating obscure champions and focusing on things that will not enhance his reputation. That’s his career.

Arum is not telling Stevenson how to toss a hook or dodge a punch. He’s just striving to aid the youthful star not toss absent a 12 months of his occupation preventing two obscure champions that will not assistance his level of popularity.

Arum of Leading Rank is on the lookout at WBC/WBO 130-lb champion Stevenson’s intention of trying to turn out to be the undisputed winner at super featherweight in simple phrases.

Stevenson (18-, 9 KOs) won’t make a ton of revenue or raise his attractiveness by gathering the final two titles he desires to turn into the undisputed winner at 130 since the boxing community isn’t acquainted with these belts holders, Kenichi Ogawa and Roger Gutierrez.

It’s awesome that Stevenson needs to become the undisputed champion at 130, but it is a entire waste of time because of to the past two champions being finish unknowns. What’s more, for individuals fights to come about, Arum would need to have to negotiate with Ogawa and Gutierrez’s promoters.

You can guess they’ll be asking for a good deal of money for their fights simply because of Shakur’s popularity. In other words and phrases, Arum would have to have to overpay for Stevenson to obtain these previous two belts at 130 to turn out to be the undisputed winner at super featherweight, but it wouldn’t assist him come to be a even bigger star.

If Stevenson is going to use up a yr of his profession, Arum would desire that he make a lot more money & increase his popularity by dealing with fighters that each the informal & hardcore boxing enthusiasts have read of.

Regretably for Stevenson, IBF super featherweight champion Ogawa and WBA champ Gutierrez are only recognised by the hardcore supporters. The casuals have no concept who these champions are, and they’re not well known.

Somewhat than Stevenson putting electricity into making an attempt to grow to be the undisputed winner at 130, he really should transfer up to 135 and take on these perfectly-recognised fighters:

  • Devin Haney
  • George Kambosos Jr
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Gervonta Davis
  • Vasyl Lomachenko
  • Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero
  • Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz

“F*** getting the unified winner. Screw that. There’s not a person in this home that is aware the WBA champion or the IBF champion. So who needs to set these fights on? They’re not heading to attract s***,” mentioned Bob Arum on the notion of Shakur Stevenson getting to be undisputed winner at super-featherweight by defeating IBF champion Kenichi Ogawa and WBC winner Roger Gutierrez.

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