Newark, New Jersey native Shakur Stevenson is ready to pounce on the opportunity to fight Vasyl Lomachenko for the WBC Lightweight Championship. During a recent interview, he called for a fight with Lomachenko to determine the next man who will hold the belt.
“I think that’s the fight that should happen next. With Devin Haney going up to 140 pounds, I think it’s only right [for] me and Lomachenko [to] fight, that’s the fight to make. The best [need to] fight the best,” Stevenson said.
This is not the first time Stevenson has called for a fight with Lomachenko. Last month, he said that he’d “wash” the former unified champion.
“If me and Lomachenko fight, I’m a wash him, and then everybody’s gonna understand why other people don’t like to fight me,” Stevenson said bluntly.
Previously, Lomachenko brushed aside the idea of fighting Stevenson because he was still pursuing a rematch with Devin Haney. With Haney moving to a new weight class, it’s unclear if he would consider fighting Stevenson later this year.