As well as being one of the most talented fighters in boxing, Shakur Stevenson is fast growing a reputation as one of the more outspoken characters in the sport.
Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis and even Britain’s Archie Sharp are amongst those who have been on the receiving end of some verbals from Shakur, but a new name has been added to that list this week.
On a recent appearance on SayCheeseTV, the 25 year old did not hold back in his assessment of newly crowned WBA light welterweight champion Rolando Romero, who he described as a “bum” and “the biggest con man in boxing.”
“I think Rolly is the biggest conman in boxing. I ain’t going to lie, he can sell a fight, he’s one of these dudes who can talk. He looks like he belongs in special ed, so people are attracted to that.
But, nah. Rolly can’t fight. He’s trash, he’s a bum. Floyd blessed him with that world title shot, because he doesn’t deserve that.
When I fight I win, I dominate, I know what level I’m on. Me fighting him would be like me fighting a student, a little kid.”
The stoppage that saw Romero claim the title against Ismael Barroso earlier this month has faced universal condemnation from the boxing public, with many observers describing it as the worst they have ever seen.
As for Stevenson, he looks to be a frontrunner to land a shot at undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney, with an opportunity at becoming a three weight world champion seemingly looming large.
The Newark native announced his arrival to the 135lbs division with an extremely impressive stoppage victory over Shuichiro Yoshino back in April.