Shakur Stevenson is linked with a November 16 return to the ring against a to-be-determined opponent in Las Vegas.
The American boxer, one of the most technically exquisite in the sport, has 20 bouts under his belt and may one day join his friend and mentor Terence Crawford as the No.1 fighter the sport can offer.
Stevenson’s promoter Bob Arum, the founder and CEO at Top Rank, seems confident that’s the 26-year-old’s destiny as he has long described him as a left-handed Floyd Mayweather.
With wins over Joet Gonzalez, Jamel Herring, and Oscar Valdez, Stevenson is already a two-weight world boxing champion, but appears close to crowning himself a three-weight king.
“He’s going to clear-up the lightweight division,” Arum told ProBox TV recently.
Stevenson made his 135-pound debut earlier this year and scored a sixth-round knockout against Shuichiro Yoshino in front of his home crowd in Newark.
His next bout, which arrives during Formula 1 week in the sports and entertainment capital of the world in Vegas, will also be at 135-pounds.
Though it is home to top tier fighters like Frank Martin, William Zepeda, Vasiliy Lomachenko, and Gervonta Davis, Arum expects Stevenson to be the last man standing if they ever all fought.
“And then he may go up in weight,” Arum told us.
“He’s an unbelievable talent.”