Shakur Stevenson Responds to William Zepeda Call Out

By KenWoods123 - 03/17/2024 - Comments

WBC lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson responded to Williams Zepeda’s call out on Saturday night by saying he’s agreeable to fight him next following the Mexican warrior’s impressive fourth-round technical knockout win over Maxi Hughes (26-7-2, 5 KOs) in their IBF & WBA 135-lb title eliminator at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The event was shown on DAZN

After the fight, Zepeda (30-0, 26 KOs) told the media that he’d like to challenge Shakur (21-0, 10 KOs) for his WBC lightweight title next. Shakur heard the call out and took to social media to ask his followers if they’d like for him to face Zepeda, and many of them answered in the affirmative.

Stevenson’s promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, is the one who will ultimately decide, considering he’s the one who would need to agree. Shakur’s contract with Top Rank will be up after his next fight in July, so he could fight Zepeda as a free agent, as long as he doesn’t re-u with Top Rank.

If he re-signs with them, Arum will probably reject that fight because Zepeda is fighting on DAZN. Arum would want an ESPN fighter like Vasily Lomachenko or Teofimo Lopez for Shakur.

“So, do y’all want to see me fight a machine next? I do 🙋🏾‍♂️,” said WBC lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson on X, asking his followers if they want him to fight William Zepeda next following Zepeda’s fourth-round TKO win over Maxi Hughes tonight in Las Vegas.

Zepeda Calls Out Shakur

“Yes, I want the big names in boxing. We have to recognize that Shakur is one of those big names. I want to show what I’m able to do, and Shakur is one of those people that I need to prove in order to get there,” said William Zepeda to the media after his fourth-round TKO win over Maxi Hughes on Saturday night.

“I know my style of boxing is perfect for Shakur, throwing a lot of punches, making him confused, and just coming in and pressuring him. I know that’s going to make me victorious in this fight,” said Zepeda.

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