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Shakur Stevenson on Potential Move to Matchroom

In a recent and mysterious tweet, Shakur Stevenson has hinted at the possibility that he may move promoters and land amongst Eddie Hearn’s roster at Matchroom.

Shakur Stevenson on Potential Move to Matchroom

Shakur Stevenson comes off a win over 16-1 Edwin De Los Santos, and is set to face 12-1 Artem Harutyunyan at the start of next month, the last fight in his current contract with Top Rank. Fans have often mentioned his name alongside the likes of Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis, citing him as one of the best in the lightweight division.

In an interview with Eddie Hearn, the British promoter said ‘I think Shakur is pound-for-pound one of the best fighters in the world […] he may be unbeatable’.

Hearn says of Bob Arum’s promotion of Stevenson, ‘Shakur should be a star, but he’s not […] he hasn’t been pushed to make him a commercial success’.

He went on to say ‘I think he’d be a great addition to the Matchroom team’, and expressed his intentions to discuss this with Stevenson.

Stevenson’s promoter, Bob Arum, has previously spoken down on Stevenson’s capacity for commercial success:

Shakur Stevenson at Matchroom?

Stevenson took to X with a repost of Hearn’s words, captioning it with only the ‘bullseye’ emoji.

The tweet, though vague, hints at the potential for Stevenson to make the move to Matchroom, and with potential opponents like Subriel Matias, Jack Catterall, Liam Paro, and many more as possible next fights, there is some clear incentive for Stevenson to make the move.

Shakur Stevenson on Potential Move to Matchroom
Liam Paro and Subriel Matias make just two of the potential opponents for Stevenson at Matchroom

It is currently unclear whether Shakur Stevenson will move to Matchroom, though it could make for some great fights if he chooses to.

Shakur Stevenson on Potential Move to Matchroom

Whatever Stevenson chooses to do, he must first get through Artem Harutyunyan, whose only loss comes at the hands of Frank Martin, who himself took his first loss just over a week ago against Gervonta Davis.

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