hakur Stevenson made the media rounds once again. Stevenson is making it clear that he wants to face Gervonta Davis, the biggest star in the lightweight division, yet he believes that making the bout is simply in Davis' hands.
Stevenson who is currently preparing to face Edwin De Los Santos for the WBC lightweight title on Thursday, November 16th, went on the popular Barstool Sports podcast "Million Dollarz Worth of Game," with Gillie Da Kid and Wallo.
"I don't know, I can't tell you, I am not [Gervonta Davis]," said Stevenson when asked by the Gillie Da Kid about when he might fight Gervonta Davis. "I am a real [person], so I am going to tell y'all the truth. I am not Tank he is the big star - the pay-per-view star. I can't throw [any] offers to Tank, who am I to throw an offer to the biggest star in boxing?"
Recognizing his realistic position, Stevenson acknowledges that he needs accomplishments in order to entice his potential biggest rival and entice the pay-per-view star Gervonta Davis to a bout. Stevenson, a 2016 Olympian, is currently undefeated with a record of 20-0, but it seems the knockout power of Gervonta Davis combined with Davis' persona has made him a cultural icon in the sport of boxing. There's a realization that persisting in the lightweight division, pursuing a Davis fight might result in a fruitless endeavor.
"That would have to be on [Gervonta Davis' team] to want to [fight me]," further explained Stevenson. "I would love that fight, I think that is the biggest fight in boxing."
Stevenson has fought only one time at the junior welterweight weight limit but is already beginning to ponder his options elsewhere. Prior to his upcoming title fight, Stevenson has let it be known that he is not opposed to moving up to junior welterweight for a big fight as Stevenson has been very vocal in calling out Devin Haney. Regardless of his top-level talent, Stevenson has thus far been void of 'big fights' that cross over to the general public. It seems that he is eager for that type of moment.
"I think truthfully, [Gervonta Davis vs. Shakur Stevenson] is the best fight in boxing," said Stevenson. "It would show to the world who I truly am. You can name five fighters, but all of those other dudes don't matter. There is one person that I really have my mind on, and I really want to face when [it comes down] to it."
So it appears that Stevenson despite seemingly having a fight on deck for the fall is looking to make a big fight in the near future given his comments.