The prospect seems like he’s prepared for top featherweights.
After creating it look simple tonight against Viorel Simion in a first-round stoppage win, Shakur Stevenson created some bold callouts in his post-fight interview with Bernardo Osuna of ESPN.
“Y’all can give me Lee Selby next, I desire,” he said. “I feel I’ve been calling Lee Selby out since forever. I’ll attend England and fight Lee Selby, and when I fight Lee Selby, I’ll fight Josh Warrington, too.”
Stevenson, 21, is making some big challenges here for a guy at his level. He’s 9-0 (5 KO) and has looked good so far, however, the gulf in class between Simion and therefore the likes of Warrington or Selby is fairly big.
Warrington (27-0, 6 KO) holds the IBF featherweight title, that he won from Selby (26-2, 9 KO) in May of this year. Warrington is about to defend against Carl Frampton on Dec 22 in Manchester, thus clearly he’s busy, that Selby isn’t, however, I doubt Selby is next for Stevenson. the kid has a lot of confidence in himself, and he should to, he’s clearly got skills, however, I simply can’t imagine his team going with Selby next, not once Stevenson is thus young then promising. Maybe by the tip of 2019 at the soonest, however certainly not next.