Shakur Stevenson believes a duel against Gervonta Davis will be the biggest boxing fight in the world if it happens. It is a matter of when and whether Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis will meet in the bout that boxing fans worldwide have been talking about and wanting.
26-year-old Shakur Stevenson (20-0, 10 KOs), stated that a super hard fight against 28-year-old Gervonta ”Tank” Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) was imminent. “There’s only one fight (that’s really interesting to me)… In the whole world of boxing – me and Tank will be the biggest boxing fight in the world when it happens,” Shakur Stevenson said on the 2nd Wind Podcast.
“61.2 kg (or) 63.5 kg class, I don’t know (how much weight it will be, but not 66.6 kg). I can see it happening in the not too distant future. I think Tank will sign a contract it, and I’m about to sign that contract… It’s going to happen. There’s no denying that it’s going to happen. The fans want it now, but it’s going to take time for that to happen,” Shakur Stevenson explained.
The up-and-coming Stevenson believes his fight with Davis will be his biggest career achievement in professional boxing. ”We will see later. I think it will happen in the near future. In the end, true boxing fans know this is a crazy fight. There’s no denying that I will be one of the biggest superstars in the sport of boxing. When we fight, it will be crazy. I can’t wait,” he said.
Davis previously also stated that he was very interested in fighting Stevenson. Former 57.1 kg and 58.9 kg world champion, Stevenson, made his 61.2 kg debut earlier this year with a points victory over Shuichiro Yoshino.
Meanwhile, Gervonta Davis has made achievements as a lightweight boxer since 2019, winning in the 58.9 kg and 63.5 kilogram classes. As recently as April, Davis scored a win via stoppage Ryan Garcia in a catchweight 61.6 kg fight.
Even though it looks like two of the best talents in the sport will fight, the plans for this fight have the potential to be stalled at the contract stage due to the affiliations of the two fighters. Stevenson is tied with Top Rank and ESPN, and Davis, who has no promoter, has joined PBC and Showtime, and the two fighters have only held business events and staged together on rare occasions.