Shakur Stevenson next fight: Lightweight showdown against former Olympic bronze medalist

In his upcoming bout, Shakur Stevenson will face off against Artem Harutyunyan, marking his third fight in the lightweight division.

Stevenson has taken a break since his victory over Edwin De Los Santos to claim the WBC lightweight title on November 16, 2023. Although he briefly retired in January, he has returned to defend both his crown and undefeated record.

After dominating the featherweight division and claiming the super featherweight lineal title, the native of Newark, NJ quickly gained recognition. Now, he aims to defeat Harutyunyan in order to secure a highly-anticipated bout against Vasiliy Lomachenko or Gervonta Davis.

Here is everything you need to know about the highly anticipated lightweight bout scheduled for later this summer.

What is Shakur Stevenson’s upcoming fight?

Stevenson will face his first test as the WBC lightweight champion against Artem Harutyunyan.

The three-division world champion is facing off with Harutyunyan, who has been defeated only once in his career by fellow lightweight contender Frank Martin.

Upcoming Fight for Shakur Stevenson

A face-off between Stevenson and Harutyunyan is scheduled for July 6. The event will be held at the Prudential Center, located in Stevenson’s hometown of Newark, NJ.

What was the date of Shakur Stevenson’s most recent fight?

The last time the 26-year-old competed was more than four months ago on November 16, 2023, when he faced off against Edwin De Los Santos.

Despite facing a tough Dominican southpaw, he emerged victorious in a unanimous decision for the vacant WBC belt at 134-pounds. Impressively, he limited his opponent to the lowest number of landed punches (40) in CompuBox’s 38-year record.

What is Shakur Stevenson’s professional boxing record?

Stevenson maintains an undefeated record of 21-0. Notably, on April 8, 2023, in his lightweight debut, he achieved a sixth-round knockout over Shuichiro Yoshino.

Stevenson’s claim to fame was solidified with his consecutive victories against Jamel Herring and Óscar Valdez, resulting in the unification of the WBO, WBC, and The Ring titles under his name.

Is a fight between Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis or Vasiliy Lomachenko in the works?

In the event that Stevenson wins against Harutyunyan, he may have the opportunity to compete against either Lomachenko or Davis in his upcoming fight.

According to Stevenson, Lomachenko is avoiding him since the summer of 2023. Despite his controversial defeat against Devin Haney in his previous fight, Lomachenko remains one of the top fighters in the division.

Despite Stevenson not yet graduating to the lightweight division, he and Gervonta Davis have exchanged words in the past. If he is successful in defeating Harutyunyan, Stevenson could potentially be next in line for a fight against Davis.

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