The winner of the WBO Featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson decided to change weight class. Now boxer one step closer to the fight with Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko.
The decision was reported by Boxingscene. Stevenson decided to leave the belt WBO Featherweight title is vacant and move in the second Featherweight division.
For the sake of the fight with the Ukrainian
In this division it has managed to hold one match after quarantine and defeat Felix carabayllo (13-2-2, 9 KOs).
Stevenson dominated during the match and in the sixth round knocked out his opponent with powerful punches. He struck two powerful hooks to the body carabayllo, after which Felix could not continue the fight. The judge has fixed a victory of Stevenson by knockout.
Champion WBO in this weight is Jamel herring (21-2, 10 KOs), who on 14 July to defend his title from Jonathan Oquendo (31-6, 19 KO’s).
Now the boxer got closer to the fight with Lomachenko. Ukrainians also began his professional career at Featherweight and became champion of the WBO, and then won the belt in two divisions.
Now the Ukrainian is one step from becoming the absolute world champion in the lightweight division. We would add that the American wants to fight Lomachenko, if he did manage to win Teofino Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s).
We emphasize that the WBC said that the fight between Lomachenko and Lopez will take place in September. But it will take on October. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said that the fight will take place on 3 October. It is reported by Boxing Scene.
What is known about Sakura Stevenson
- Shakur Stevenson – silver medalist of the Olympic games in 2016.
- In October 2019 13 fight professional career against the American Goat Gonzalez won via unanimous decision vacant WBO title at Featherweight.
- Shakur was one of the first successful battle after quarantine.
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