Shakur Stevenson has CALLED out Devin Haney after the American’s controversial loss to Vasyl Lomachenko… as he says the undisputed lightweight champion is ‘not on his level’.
- Devin Haney benefited from a controversial decision against Vasyl Lomachenko
- He successfully defended his undisputed lightweight crown by split decision
- Haney has several options for his next fight, including Shakur Stevenson
Former featherweight and super-featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson has set his sights on a tantalizing bout with Devin Haney after the undisputed lightweight champion retained his world titles.
Haney defeated former unified lightweight champion and double Olympic King Vasyl Lomachenko in Las Vegas by unanimous decision victory.
This is the second time Haney has defended all four of his titles at 135lbs after defeating George Kambosos Jr for the second time in October 2022 when he previously stripped him of the belt.
It also extended his unbeaten record to 30-0 (15 KOs), though the victory was controversial as many felt the Ukrainian had done enough to win.
And after the bout, Stevenson – who is also undefeated with a record of 20-0 (10 KOs) and was at ringside for the bout – felt that Lomachenko was unfairly denied the victory, as he also called out Haney and discussed a potential adventure with his fellow American undefeated.
Undefeated Shakur Stevenson sets up the prospect of a tantalizing matchup with Devin Haney
Haney defends his undisputed lightweight crown against Vasyl Lomachenko via split decision
‘Lomachenko should be the undisputed champion here, he won,’ said Stevenson – who first floated the idea of fighting Haney in April 2022 after he defeated Oscar Valdez -.
‘He won that fight. He lands the cleaner punches. He landed cleaner shots on Dev, and he pushed the pace.’
‘Let’s do it (fight with Haney). I think it should happen next time. I think Devon is not on my level and Imma is showing it.
‘I feel Devon is a tough fighter, but there is a high level of skill in me and he is not at my level.
Stevenson (left) was at ringside for the match and called out Haney (right) after it ended
Stevenson says Haney (left) is a ‘tough fighter’ but ‘he’s not at his level’
‘Bill [Haney] I was called after my last fight. Now I’m here and they run out of the ring,
‘They just saw me and ran out of the ring. They were a little scared. I can not wait [to face him].’
The tension between the pair only increased after the fight when Haney barked at his rival: ‘I’m number one,’ before Stevenson smiled and replied: ‘For now.’
It remains to be seen what will happen next, but arguably a clash between the two rivals has never been closer.