Shakur Stevenson: “I Need To Battle Chris Colbert In 2022”

Posted on 11/25/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Picture by Mikey Williams

Even along with his newly received WBO tremendous featherweight title, Shakur Stevenson is anxious to get his arms on much more gold.

The previous 2016 Olympic silver medalist, recent off his one-sided victory over Jamel Herring, has referred to as for a unification showdown in opposition to WBC belt holder, Oscar Valdez. Though Stevenson’s primary goal is Valdez, he’s now veering away from the Mexican native in favor of dealing with another person from his 130-pound weight class.

“I need to battle Chris Colbert in 2022,” stated Stevenson on his social media account.

Colbert, 25, is likely to be in solely the infancy phases of his profession however the Brooklyn, New York, native has gained a fame of being brash, flamboyant, and stuffed with hubris.

Earlier than Colbert directs his consideration in direction of a showdown in opposition to Stevenson, he has his sights on successful his first world title. In January of 2020, Colbert simply outpointed Jezzrel Corrales to nab the WBA interim tremendous featherweight title. Colbert would finally go on to defend his crown on two separate events. Most lately, he handed Tugstsogt Nyambayar a lopsided resolution defeat in July earlier this 12 months.

Since then, Colbert has seen his interim title reign come to an abrupt finish, due to the WBA sanctioning physique trying to place an finish to the proliferation of world titles throughout all weight lessons. Consequently, Colbert was moved from interim titlist to necessary challenger to WBA full titleholder, Roger Gutierrez.

Within the thoughts of Stevenson, he’s pretty assured that Colbert will deal with enterprise in opposition to Gutierrez. As soon as the New York native begins his personal title reign at 130 kilos, Stevenson urges Colbert to sq. off in opposition to him within the first protection of his crown.

“Inform him to unify with me after he beat that bum up.”

With each fighters nonetheless comparatively early of their respective careers, at one level, Colbert readily admitted {that a} showdown in opposition to Stevenson was one he believes may very well be an excellent battle someday down the road. Nevertheless, with Stevenson desirous to sq. off in opposition to him sooner slightly than later, Colbert seemingly has no difficulty with placating his needs.

“Shakur Stevenson is p*ssy and he act like he’s like that,” stated Colbert in response to Stevenson. “He know my physique however let’s make it occur, 2022.”

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