Shakur Stevenson took to social media to gripe [read: throw a hissy fit] about IBF lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko fighting WBO champ Denys Berichyk next in a unification.

Shakur’s Discontent and Desired Opponent

WBO 135-lb champion Shakur (21-0, 10 KOs) wants Lomachenko (18-0, 12 KOs) to face him next, but that may not happen now that his fellow Ukrainian Berinchyk (19-0, 9 KOs) is holding the WBO title.

We know that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wants Lomachenko to fight Shakur, but some believe he wants that is so Stevenson will re-up with his company. Lomachenko can do a lot better fighting other guys for more money.

Berinchyk was Lomachenko’s teammate on the Ukrainian team during the 2012 London Olympics. A fight between them would be natural, as it would pit two talented technicians against each other.

Of course, if Berinchyk and Lomachenko are friends, maybe they want to fight, and that could potentially be good for Shakur.

“C’mon now, Loma, this can’t be the next option,” whined Shakur Stevenson on X, complaining ahead of time about Vasily Lomachenko possibly fighting Denys Berinchyk next.

If Lomachenko doesn’t fight Berinchyk, the logical one that makes the most sense is to face WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta Davis because there’s more money in a unification fight against him than against Shakur, who isn’t popular and is not well known by casual boxing fans.

Instead of Shakur worrying about Lomachenko possibly fighting Berinchyk, he needs to focus on his July 6th opponent, Artem Harutyunyan, because he can’t afford to overlook this guy. He almost beat Frank Martin in his last fight in July.

The Rematch We Deserve

Shakur needs to think about giving a rematch with Edwin De Los Santos because a lot of boxing fans believe he was given a gift decision last November in his 12-round decision win to claim the vacant WBC lightweight title.

Fans don’t believe the injury excuses Shakur gave after the fight as an excuse for why he was running from him the entire fight.

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