Shakur Stevenson says Haney is ducking him & Lomachenko as he calls for fight with Loma

Shakur Stevenson has thrown his hat into the ring and called out Vasyl Lomachenko as Shakur continues his pursuit towards a world title challenge at 135lbs. Lomachenko himself is still attempting to secure a rematch with Devin Haney following their contest in May. Lomachenko lost a close unanimous decision verdict with score totals of 115-113 x2 and a sole score of 116-112.

Lomachenko thought he did more than enough to claim victory and capture the undisputed lightweight world championship, of which several commentators agreed with his thinking. However, it wasnt to be for the Ukranian.

Stevenson himself is also pursuing a shot at undisputed title glory against Haney, of whom Stevenson is currently Haney’s mandatory challenger within the WBC rankings.

However, it is possible that Haney will move up to super-lightweight and challenge for the WBC super-lightweight title, which Regis Prograis currently holds. Prograis’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has been attempting to close a deal for Haney to challenge Prograis. With no promotional issues outstanding due to Haney’s free agent status, it is a viable option for all parties (Haney & Prograis) involved.

If Haney was to move up and challenge Prograis, Haney’s world titles would be vacant at 135 lbs. Stevenson would highest ranked contender to fight for a possible vacant title with Lomachenko, the number ranked two ranked fighter in the WBC ratings and would be ordered to fight by the WBC.

Stevenson took to social media and politely called out Lomachenko, stating that Lomachenko deserved to have won his contest with Haney.

“Yo Vasily Lomachenko. Nothing but respect champ, deserved them belts, I hope [you get] healed up and everything is all good with you. I think it’s time for a real high skill level chess I’m ready for a big fight champ, let’s make something happen.”

“Shakur thank you. I am ok. But I’m sorry I have unfinished business with Devin Haney,” Lomachenko stated in his reply to Stevenson.

Stevenson understands Lomachenko’s position and is willing to sit back to get a clearer picture of the landscape.

“I understand champ, but if he ducks you like he’s ducking me it only makes sense for us to get it in,” Stevenson said.