Originally Posted by ИATAS
Right place, right time. That's really the only reason.
What I mean by that is:
-Martinez is out
-Chavez vs Vera at 168 next
-Murray claims visa problems
-Quillin on Showtime
-Barker wont fight GGG in November, likely Sturm
-Pirog not back from injury yet
Stevens got some hype from that KO and calling GGG out so perfect timing for him.
Does he deserve a $300,000 payday and a title shot? Absolutely not. He just got lucky timing.
I thought Murray got that resolved.
I can't justify the 300k but that's what he was offered for whatever reason