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Shakur Stevenson Narrows Down Free Company Choices To Matchroom And Mayweather Promotions

Shakur Stevenson revealed that the choices that he’s contemplating signing with as a free agent are Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and Mayweather Promotions.

Stevenson (22-0, 10 KOs) turned down a $15 million, five-fight supply from Prime Rank to re-ink with them, and he nonetheless feels bitter about them being unable to land the fights that he needed in opposition to Vasily Lomachenko and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.

Matchroom and Mayweather Promotions within the Working

In an interview this week, Shakur spoke of a conspiracy of Prime Rank attempting to make him look dangerous final Saturday evening by ESPN displaying followers departing the Prudential Heart in Newark, New Jersey, properly earlier than the tip of his battle in opposition to Artem Harutyunyan. Stevenson believes this was accomplished in retaliation for his not re-signing with Prime Rank.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has made it recognized that he would like to signal WBC light-weight champion Shakur to his secure, which might additional beef it on the U.S aspect.

The Problem of Turning into a PPV Attraction

Hearn not too long ago signed IBF welterweight champion Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, arguably essentially the most crucial signee to his secure since inking Anthony Joshua in 2013 after he captured an Olympic gold medal within the London Olympics in 2012.

Shakur isn’t that sort of expertise in comparison with Joshua and Boots Ennis, however he can be good to have round for use for a brief contract of 1 or two fights. It might solely work for Hearn or Mayweather Promotions if they’ll land the cash fights in opposition to Gervonta Davis or Vasily Lomachenko.

Stevenson hasn’t proven the power to grow to be a PPV attraction, and he received’t be price a lot if he’s matched in opposition to weak opposition. Floyd Mayweather Jr. can be losing his time by signing Shakur and setting gentle opposition for a few years to create pretend hype to hustle. The followers received’t purchase into trickery to create a pretend star.

“I’ve acquired nothing however respect and love for Floyd [Mayweather]. He’s been speaking to me so much and serving to me out. I feel Eddie Hearn is likely one of the greatest promoters. Prime Rank have ESPN, however promotion-wise, Eddie Hearn is a greater promoter,” mentioned Shakur Stevenson to NajiChill’s YouTube channel on who he’s narrowed down his decisions to signal with as a free agent.

It’s unclear what Hearn plans on doing with Shakur if he indicators him to his Matchroom secure as a result of if he can’t hammer out a deal for him to battle Lomachenko or Tank Davis, these are the one choices he has:

– Andy Cruz
– Jack Catterall
– Subriel Matias
– Liam Paro
– Richardson Hitchins
– Regis Prograis
– Jaron Ennis

John Anderson
John Anderson
John Anderson is a seasoned sports journalist with over 15 years of experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, John has worked with ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. His insightful analysis and in-depth reporting have earned him multiple awards in sports journalism.


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