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Possible Next Opponents for Shakur Stevenson

Possible Next Opponents for Shakur Stevenson

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Possible Next Opponents for Shakur Stevenson


Possible Next Opponents for Shakur Stevenson

On Saturday, July 6, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Shakur Stevenson (22-0, 10 KOs) defeated Artem Harutyunyan (12-2, 7 KOs) by unanimous decision to remain world champion. The bout was shown live on ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes in the United States and Sky Sports in the UK. It was a routine win for Stevenson in the main event of the Top Rank promoted card, with the scorecards reading 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112. Following the fight, attention now turns to who Shakur could face in his next fight.

Shakur Stevenson Next Fight: Three Potential Opponents

Winner of Gervonta Davis vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko

Despite the Gervonta Davis vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko fight not being finalised it appears negotiations have been opened for a unification bout between the two lightweight superstars. If this fight is made, it would be a fascinating prospect for Stevenson to face the winner.

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“Tank” has that devastating ability to stalk his opponents before delivering that one-punch KO power. “Loma” is an exceptional technician and a fight with the Newark WBC titlist would be a true boxing chess match. Stevenson against the winner of “Tank” vs. “Loma” is a great potential scenario. Could Saudi make this mouth-watering prospect come true?

Denys Berinchyk

If the Davis and Lomachenko bout happens next, another potential option for Shakur could be Denys Berinchyk, the WBO lightweight world champion. The Ukrainian fighter recently became the champion after defeating Emanuel NavarreteHe also had an impressive amateur career, which included a 2012 Olympic silver medal.

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Berinchyk forces the pace in his fights, and punches from a variety of angles. Shakur is exceptional at picking his punches and would need to make the Ukrainian second-guess his tactics. The last couple of fights for Stevenson hasn’t provided much excitement – but the Newark fighter has been dominant and a unification fight gives him a brilliant opportunity to move onto a potential undisputed contest against the winner of Davis vs. Lomachenko, should that fight be made.

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