Shakur Stevenson Continues Push For Devin Haney Matchup: "Let's Make It Happen"

Unbeaten former two-division world champion, Shakur Stevenson, continued his push for a fight with undefeated, undisputed lightweight champ, Devin Haney.

Stevenson spoke with Spencer Fearon on his podcast The Fight Is Right on Wednesday and discussed his interaction with Haney following his unanimous decision victory over former unified lightweight champ, Vasiliy Lomachenko, last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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“My honest words that I would have to say to [the Haneys] is it’s time. This is the moment that we’ve been waiting for our whole lives. It’s time. Let’s make it happen,” Stevenson said (h/t Boxing Scene). “Devin is a good fighter. He did better than I expected [against Lomachenko]. When I went back and re-watched it, he did a lot better than I thought. Devin is a competitive fighter. That’s the best thing that he’s got. When I got in the ring, I wanted a call out because that’s what [Haney] did with Lomachenko. He jumped in the ring when [Lomachenko] fought Jermaine Ortiz. Bill keeps saying nobody is calling his phone. So, I just wanted to get in front of his face. When I got in front of his face, Bill didn’t even look my way. Bill ain’t even acknowledged me and Devin, he said something, and as he said it, he walked away. Everybody knows what I said. I said, ‘For now.’ He said, ‘I’m No. 1.’ I agree with him. I don’t take anything away from Devin. He is No. 1 – but I told him ‘for now.’”

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