Bob Arum reveals when Shakur Stevenson will fight next

Bob Arum is positive about Shakur Stevenson's return and expects him to for the WBC lightweight title next.

by Aryan Lakhani
Bob Arum reveals when Shakur Stevenson will fight next
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The undefeated lightweight boxer Shakur Stevenson last fought in April against Shuichiro Yoshino and claimed a fantastic TKO win. Stevenson really wants to fight Devin Haney next, but Haney is not interested in entertaining that match as he believes Stevenson still has to prove himself.

Stevenson has a professional record of 20-0 (10 knockouts), and it will be interesting to see how well he performs in his next match. Stevenson has a wide range of options to select from. According to Bob Arum, Shakur Stevenson will show up in November next and will be fighting a top opponent.

It could be anyone; Stevenson could also fight Yoshino for the rematch. Stevenson was recently rumored to clash against Frank Martin next, and that is a valid matchup as both fighters are undefeated and are highly skilful.

Bob Arum on Shakur Stevenson’s return

In a recent interview, Bob Arum confirmed Shakur Stevenson’s return and revealed that he will be part of a title match.

“Lomachenko is balking about fighting this year,” Arum said, as quoted by “He wants to take time off. He can’t get focused on fighting. I don’t think it has anything to do with Shakur”.

Bob Arum answers if Stevenson will fight in November: “Definitely, We’re going to get the best possible opponent, and he’s going to fight for the WBC [lightweight] title. “I have no idea. Mayweather’s plan is always to stretch everything out until the opponent has nothing left”.

Shakur Stevenson is just a few wins away from competing against big names like Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney. Stevenson was stripped of his featherweight titles because of missing weight; perhaps in the near future, he will fight against opponents from the division and reclaim his hard-earned belts. As for now, he must be focused on adding the WBC lightweight belt to his collection.