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Shakur Stevenson To Warrington: We're Both Champs - Let's Fight!

Shakur Stevenson has continued his impressive rise by winning the vacant WBO featherweight title after dominating Joet Gonzalez in a grudge match at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada on Saturday. All three judges had it scored 119-109.

The title became vacant after Oscar Valdez announced that he was moving up to the super featherweight division.

The 22-year-old's speed and movement was too much for Gonzalez (23-1) too handle, with Stevenson improving to (13-0).

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With the win, 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Stevenson became the first member of his team to capture a world title, and he also became the second youngest boxer in the sport to hold a world title behind Devin Haney.

There was a lot of hostility in the contest with Gonzalez, as Stevenson is romantically involved with the boxer's sister. After the fight, there was no end to the bad feelings - as both camps were kept apart from each other.

But Stevenson was very motivated to teach Gonzalez a lesson on his own side of the map.

"It's an amazing feeling," said Stevenson. "I came here to Reno close to his hometown and I wiped him out. It's an amazing feeling being that I grinded for this my whole life."

Stevenson is now targeting a unification with IBF world champion Josh Warrington. In past interviews, Warrington had expressed the possibility of facing Stevenson - if the unbeaten Olympian would capture a world title.

"Josh Warrington! You are a champion, now I am a champion. Let's do this! I want to unify titles," Stevenson said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Adamsc151 on 10-28-2019

I don't think either champ's management team would accept being the away fighter without significant financial recompense, and neither is a big enough draw just yet for the other side to justify such an investment.

Comment by Mister Wolf on 10-28-2019

Easy UD for Stevenson. Wish he would use his speed and reflexes to punish his opponents more like I'm seeing from Haney and Lopez.

Comment by slimPickings on 10-28-2019

[QUOTE=Boxing Hero;20148358]This was my first time buying ESPN+ and boy do I regret it. Stevenson is very very boring. He has absolutely no bad intentions when swing.[/QUOTE] Methinks there is more to ESPN+ than Stevenson! Stevenson has time on his…

Comment by The3 on 10-27-2019

But will his team let him go to the UK???

Comment by Boxing Hero on 10-27-2019

This was my first time buying ESPN+ and boy do I regret it. Stevenson is very very boring. He has absolutely no bad intentions when swing.

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