Bob Arum is positive that Shakur Stevenson will be challenging the victor of the May 20th fight in between indisputable light-weight champ Shakur Stevenson and Vasyl Lomachenko. In order for Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) to be in a position to do so, he needs to beat Shuichiro Yoshino (16-0, 12 KOs) in their ESPN fight at the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Arum thinks that if Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) beats Lomachenko, he might abandon his 4 light-weight titles, triggering Stevenson and Lomachenko to fight for among the abandoned 135-lb belts. However, Haney is most likely to remain at 135 for the Lomachenko fight due to his size and age benefit.
The Japanese fighter is viewed as a powerful challenger by Arum’s associates in Japan and Stevenson is currently on the pound-for-pound list as one of the fantastic fighters today. The Haney vs. Lomachenko fight has actually been validated and the location will be chosen by the end of the week, with a statement anticipated next week.
Arum aspires to see the prospective Lomachenko vs. Stevenson fight, declaring that both fighters are fantastic trainees and artists in the video game of boxing. The expectation is that Stevenson will be the opposition for the Haney-Lomachenko winner, and the fight will be relayed on the ESPN platform.