Amir Khan Vs Terence Crawford: Boxing fans rave about Shakur Stevenson undercard win as he claims ‘I’m the next Floyd Mayweather’
Amir Khan and Terence Crawford are main eventing Madison Square Garden, but Shakur Stevenson made plenty of noise on the undercard at Madison Square Garden.
The 21-year-old was a silver medallist at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and following his victory over Christopher Diaz on Saturday night he has moved to 11-0 in the professional ranks.
Fans were lavishing praise on the young New Yorker – named after the late rapper Tupac Shakur – for his exceptional performance at the mecca of boxing.
Diaz was no mug, either. The former WBO super featherweight world title challenger couldn’t win a round against the former Olympian en route to a unanimous decision loss and his one and only defeat prior to this defeat came in a world title fight.
Diaz, 24, tried to step on Stevenson’s leading foot to prevent the southpaw dictating the fight, but the young super featherweight was miles ahead of his foe.
Stevenson picked his spots, read his opponents attacks and had explosive combinations that left fans in awe of his ability.
He stated in a pre-fight interview that he is very interested in fighting the likes of Lee Selby, Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton in the near future, but his manager and all-time great Andre Ward is hoping to take a measured approach.
Still, judging by this performance, Stevenson will be in the world title mix sooner rather than later. In his post-fight interview, Stevenson even went as far to call himself ‘the next Mayweather’.
Source: SportsLatest TS