Shakur Stevenson Gives Jamel Herring Five Days to Vacate Title if He Wins Against Carl Frampton

Published 03/30/2021, 8:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 19: Shakur Stevenson poses during the weigh-in for his featherweights fight against Christopher Diaz of Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden on April 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)


Shakur Stevenson ranks among the brightest upcoming talents in the world of boxing. The undefeated young gun has annihilated every opponent he’s faced, and now he wishes to target the champions of his super-featherweight division.

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Lately, ‘Fearless’ spoke to Mike Coppinger about his next fight, possible opponent, and more.

“I can’t really force nobody to get in the ring and fight me. I can’t put a gun to somebody’s head and say ‘sign the contract’. If Jamel wins, he’s got five days to decide whether he’s going to fight me. He might vacate it and I might be fighting for that belt at the garden.” he said.

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Stevenson last fought in December 2020 against Toka Clary. Here, the 23-year-old won with a unanimous decision, thus scoring 100 on all three judges’ scorecards.

‘Fearless’ believes he’s taken on enough contenders in the line to make himself viable for a title shot. In his above statement, he called out the WBO super-featherweight champ, Jamel Herring, who is set to defend his belt against Carl Frampton this weekend.

If not Herring, then Stevenson is comfortable in confronting Frampton as well. He just wishes to take on a stout champ of his weight class to elevate his legacy onto the next level.

Moreover, he also wishes to battle out his dream matchup and the WBC super-featherweight champ, Oscar Valdez. In the above interview, he even claimed that if it was solely in his hands, he would have unquestionably targeted Oscar Valdez.

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Shakur Stevenson vs Oscar Valdez – is this the fight to make?

Shakur Stevenson has asked for the Oscar Valdez fight ever since the latter’s last victory over Miguel Berchelt.

The duo have expressed their interest in taking each other on for a mighty 12-round war. Furthermore, this matchup excites the fans, thus making this bout an absolute worth watch.

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Both the pugilists are undefeated and have crucified all the opponents they’ve faced.

A matchup between the two has the ability to change the course of the super-featherweight division, thus rolling out one resilient champ among the two.

Their promotions need to sit and iron out all the possibilities to roll out this bout in the most magnetic manner.

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What do you draw off Stevenson’s aforementioned comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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