Talented Shakur Stevenson targets another Ryan Garcia win, Vasyl Lomachenko in 2019

Joe Hewlett 12/05/2018
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Shakur Stevenson has admitted he doesn’t fear anyone in the featherweight division after an impressive start to the professional circuit.

The 20-year-old from New Jersey, recently destroyed Patrick Riley within two-rounds to extend his unbeaten record to 7-0. 

Stevenson – who won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics – revealed his focus for the time-being is to continue his progression under Top Rank.

He told Sirus XM’s Boxing Radio Show: “Honestly I’m ready for whatever, I don’t care who it is, I get in the ring and I fight. Any fight they’ve offers me so far, I take it and I’ll fight. But as for some of those names you mentioned, some of the top names in boxing, I probably won’t be fighting them for a while.”

Stevenson isn’t short of admirers. Floyd Mayweather has previously dubbed the American as ‘the next Mayweather.’ The Bob Arum fighter is confident of gate-crashing the 126lb division, stating it’s only a matter of time before he dominates.

When asked about potential dust-ups with Ryan Garcia and p4p king Vasyl Lomachenko, he said: “Yea, those are the fights that I’m looking for, those are the people with big names and world titles, once it’s my time I’m gonna come take all the titles, or whatever titles they’ve got I’m gonna come take them, I’m coming for everything at 126 and I feel like in the next year I should be ready for any of them.

“As for Ryan Garcia, I know amateurs doesn’t count much but I beat him in amateurs and I think I’m way better than I was when I fought him, and I don’t feel like he’s gotten any better since I fought him.  I feel like if me and him were to fight … I beat him easy.”

Listen to Shakur guaranteeing victory over Ryan Garcia if they fight each other: https://twitter.com/SiriusXMBoxing/status/993650948118646789 

At the Fights airs Mondays and Fridays from 6-8p ET on the first and only nationally-broadcast combat radio channel, SiriusXM RUSH 93, and is hosted by former New York State athletic commissioner Randy Gordon and former #1-ranked Heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95