Will Twitter fingers turn into fight night possibilities?
The newest challenger to controversial Mayweather Promotions fighter Gervonta Davis has emerged. However, it is an unlikely one in Olympic bronze medalist and the other boxing wunderkind not named Devin Haney in Shakur Stevenson.
The Newark, NJ native turned Andre Ward mentee feels some type of way towards the Baltimorean and has let it be known pretty freely on Twitter. Not sure where the beef started but back in September Davis took a ghost shot at Stevenson.
Stevenson has been touted as the future of boxing as he climbs the ladder as a Top Rank prospect looking to become a contender. Managed by mogul James Prince and counting fighters like Terence Crawford as his big bro’s, Stevenson has been groomed for greatness for a long time.
So has Davis, who is famously the begrudging protege of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Recently, Davis has been spending much of his time and training camps with Adrien “The Problem” Broner who is known to keep controversy and problems with him like his wave brush.
Stevenson is a featherweight and Davis is currently a super featherweight champion. It is unlikely that Davis would come down in weight to fight Stevenson and Stevenson would be better served if he focused on his weight class where he shows extreme promise. Still, it’s always a great tea sipping moment when guys start beef on Twitter that might actually lead one day to a matchup, boxing politics aside.
Only time will tell and Top Rank, Stevenson’s promoter, and Premier Boxing Champions, Davis’ contracted promotional platform, definitely do not play well but anything is possible in combat sports nowadays.