Featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson (10-0, 6 KOs) would like to fight for a world title in about four fights.
Back in January, the Olympic silver medal winner scored a fourth round knockout over Jessie Rosales.
On April 20th at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Stevenson will get his stiffest test against Christopher Diaz - as part of the Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan undercard.
Stevenson is very eager to get a crack at IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington, who makes a mandatory defense against Kid Galahad in the coming months.
And before facing someone like Warrington, Stevenson is willing to test himself two-division champion Carl Frampton - who back in December lost a decision to Warrington.
"I ain’t gonna lie, I keep saying, [I want] Josh Warrington. He just beat Carl Frampton and I feel like that could be my test to see if I’m ready for a world-title shot. I feel like I can beat Carl Frampton to be honest with you. So yeah, I would like to test myself against someone like Carl Frampton. He could be my test," Stevenson told All Hip Hop.
"I am getting stronger but I’m also sitting down on my work more. I also feel like, I’m getting bigger. I’m getting a lot bigger now. I’m not the same fighter I was 3 to 4 fights ago. I’m a lot bigger now. I’m big for the 126-pound weight division. I stood next to Carl Frampton before. I feel like I’m a lot bigger than him."
Stevenson is co-managed by former champion Andre Ward, who tells the younger stay patient.
"He is right when he says I have to be patient. I kind of feel like I’m a lot better than a lot of people… I’m gonna say it honestly. I feel like I’m a lot better than a lot of prospects. I feel like I’m ahead of them too. You could throw me in there with world-champions right now and I feel I could beat them right now. That’s just my opinion, but they are right, I should stay patient. I just know what I’m ready for," Stevenson said.