Terence Crawford says Shakur Stevenson “beats” Devin Haney
By Daddy: Terence Crawford says Shakur Stevenson will beat Devin Haney if that battle goes down subsequent for the undisputed light-weight championship.
Crawford didn’t see something in Haney’s win over Vasyl Lomachenko final weekend that will change his thoughts that he’ll lose if he elects to remain at 135 for yet another battle to defend his 4 belts towards Shakur (20-0, 10 KOs).
Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) should resolve shortly if he’ll stick it out at light-weight or transfer as much as mild welterweight as a result of Stevenson mentioned final Saturday night time that he’s activating his necessary standing with the WBC to power the title shot.
As soon as the WBC orders the battle, the one means Haney can swerve preventing Shakur is by one among these strategies:
- Combat Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis
- Vacate WBC belt
- Fee orders Lomachenko rematch
- Transfer as much as 140
It will be courageous on Haney’s half if he selected to face Shakur to go down together with his ship like a real warrior, however he didn’t seem like he was exuding confidence when requested if he’ll keep at 135 to battle the proficient Newark, New Jersey native after the battle.
Haney seemingly sees the writing on the wall about him missing the expertise to beat the killers at 135:
Haney will relinquish his undisputed light-weight championship and beat cheeks to maneuver as much as 140 to keep away from getting taken aside by these circling predators.
“You already know. No person beats Shakur,” mentioned Terence Crawford to the media when requested by the media about what occurs if Devin Haney defends towards Shakur Stevenson.
“I say Shakur beats everyone. It doesn’t matter who it’s. Shakur is thrashing them. Shakur over everyone. That’s the way it’s going to be. That boy is particular. Shakur is one among a sort.
“He adapts to each fighter, and as soon as he adapts to you, it’s an extended night time. We’ve seen Shakur go ahead, we’ve seen Shakur keep within the pocket, we’ve seen Shakur transfer and the way defensive-minded he’s. Shakur is simply an all-around nice fighter.
“I do know what it was wish to be struggling to make 135. I used to be there for a while. It’s as much as him. He’s the one which’s bought to make the weight. No person else,” mentioned Crawford on whether or not Haney ought to keep at light-weight or transfer as much as 140. “It’s onerous.”
“100%, I don’t lose this battle,” mentioned Lomachenko on the post-fight press convention.