Shakur Stevenson wants Jamaine Ortiz & Vasyl Lomachenko in 2023
Via Craig Daly: Lightweight rival Shakur Stevenson says he wants to fight Jamaine Ortiz next, followed by Vasyl Lomachenko for one of the 135-pound vacant belts that current undisputed champion Devin Haney is expected to win. give up when he moves to 140th in 2023.
Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) announced that after battling former world three-division champion Lomachenko, he’ll be up against the WBA’s ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta ‘The Tank’ Davis.
Of course, Stevenson’s hopes of fighting Lomachenko & Tank Davis are not guaranteed. They are more like wars he is hoping his promoters in Top Rated will happen in 2023 or 2024.
If Lomachenko loses to the next undisputed lightweight champion Haney, it’s fair to say that Loma won’t face Shakur for one of the 135 lb belts that fragmented after Devin left them and moved up to a lighter weight next year.
Unfortunately for Stevenson, the 2016 US Olympic silver medalist, the only match with a great chance of happening in 2023 was against the lightweight contender who was just defeated. Jamaine Ortiz (16-1-1, 8 KOs), will lose in 12 rounds unanimous decision to Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) on October 29 in New York.
Jamaine, 26, gave his all for Lomachenko in the first seven innings before fading in the final five, losing 116-112, 117-111 and 115-113.
Many boxing fans still feel that Jamaine has done enough to win or deserve a draw, but he is up against a big star in Lomachenko, so the umpires won’t award the win. for him.
“Jamaine Ortiz is on the list. He did a great job with Lomachenko. He’s just a frontrunner,” Shakur Stevenson told Sky Sports News about wanting to fight lightweight rival Jamaine Ortiz next in 2023.
“I already knew he was a tough fight for anyone. He weighs 135 lb. I think in the first six innings, he’s going to start burning hot, then the next six rounds, he’s going to fall,” Stevenson said.
Shakur is still upset about being rejected for fighting with Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, William Zepeda and George Kambosos Jr.
“Perhaps I will fight Lomachenko‘ said Shakur. “It might have been after he fought Haney, I thought he and I could fight. “I will probably fight him for an empty title.
“Later [Lomachenko], I want to fight with ‘Tanks. I want to fight ‘The Tank,’ that’s who I would fight after Lomachenko if I could choose my year,” Stevenson said.
Shakur’s best wins:
- Oscar Valdez
- Herring jam
- Robson Conceicao