With Days Left in Edwin De Los Santos Fight, Shakur Stevenson Names the Fighter He Wants to Face in the Future and It’s Not Devin Haney or Gervonta Davis

Published 11/11/2023, 3:15 PM EST

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In the thrilling world of boxing, anticipation hangs heavy as Shakur Stevenson, a rising star in the ring, sets his sights on future matchups. With only days remaining in Edwin De Los Santos‘ fight, Stevenson unveils his desire for a future showdown that might not be what fans expected.

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It’s not Devin Haney or Gervonta Davis who has captured Stevenson’s attention; instead, he has his eyes on none other than the formidable Naoya Inoue. In a recent revelation, Stevenson expressed his eagerness to step into the ring with Inoue, acknowledging the Japanese fighter as the one he’s been closely observing.

Shakur Stevenson has his eyes on a new prize

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Shakur Stevenson, who is going to go up against Edwin De La Los Santos, revealed that he would not mind a bout against Japanese pugilist Naoya Inoue. “I’d love to fight Inoue honestly; he’s probably one of the fighters I’ve been watching the most,” Stevenson declared. This unexpected twist in the tale adds a layer of excitement to the boxing landscape. 

The countdown to Stevenson’s imminent fight with Edwin De Los Santos is getting closer. The prospect of a future battle with Inoue adds an extra layer of anticipation for boxing enthusiasts.

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The boxing world is no stranger to unexpected turns and surprise matchups that capture the imagination of fans. While Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis remain formidable opponents in their own right, Stevenson’s inclination towards Inoue introduces an element of unpredictability.

Sugar chooses Tank Over Haney

In a recent interview with Fight Hype, Shakur ‘Sugar’ Stevenson hinted at the likelihood of a Gervonta Davis fight occurring before a matchup with Devin Haney. He expressed confidence in the potential showdown with Davis. Furthermore, Stevenson emphasized Davis’ competitive spirit, stating that ‘Tank’ is eager to prove his superiority, just like himself.

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Stevenson believes that Davis is a true competitor who wants to demonstrate to the world that he can defeat Stevenson. On the other hand, Stevenson suggested that Haney would remain in the 140 division for an extended period. Thus indicating a potential delay in their bout. According to Stevenson, the competitive dynamic with Davis makes the Tank fight more probable.

As the clock winds down to Stevenson’s imminent bout, the speculation around a potential future clash with Inoue adds a tantalizing narrative to the unfolding story of Stevenson’s career. Will this dream matchup become a reality? Only time will tell.

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For now, fans are left eagerly awaiting Stevenson’s next move in the ring, fueled by the prospect of a future showdown that promises fireworks and an unforgettable chapter in the sport of boxing.

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Simona Isha Pereira is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With a background in content creation, Simona thrives on the raw energy and riveting pre-game drama as much as the bouts themselves. One of Simona's defining moments in boxing occurred during the "Terence vs.
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