Shakur Stevenson predicts a knockout win for WBA “regular” lightweight champion Rolando “Rolly” Romero for their May 28 fight on Showtime PPV.
Stevenson is hoping Tank (26-0, 24 KOs) knocks out WBA No. 1 Rolly with a body shot, but he’d rather it extend the punches into the later rounds as he wants him to take as much punishment as possible.
As you can guess, Shakur doesn’t like Rolly because he feels like someone who’s on the wrong track, but he can’t fight. He’s big for the weight class and has power, but that’s all he has going for him.
Some boxing fans think Rolly should fight in the welterweight division, but he opts to go down to 135 because it gives him a big advantage when fighting smaller opponents.
“I think Tank knocks him out. I think he stops it with a blow to the body. I pray it’s a bullet to the body,” Shakur Stevenson told Fighthype predicting a stoppage victory for Gervonta Davis on May 28.
“I don’t like Rolly so hopefully Tank beats him,” Shakur said making it clear why he wanted Gervonta to win the fight. “I wish it was late because I want him to feel punishment throughout the fight.
“If it’s early, I won’t be surprised. You have to realize that when people put on a facade and act like something they’re not, I don’t really like it.
“I feel like Rolly is one of those guys who really can’t fight. He’s not a good fighter, but he talks like he’s an A+ level fighter. If you were to to hear him speak, you’d think he’s Floyd Mayweather.
“I don’t respect him and I don’t agree with anything he says. I think he’s a *** fighter,” Stevenson said.
If Rolly (14-0, 12 KOs) is a “s*** fighter” as Shakur calls it, Tank will blow him out of the water on May 28 when the two meet at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
With Rolly’s size and power, he is capable of knocking out anyone. When you’re as big and powerful as him, you can get by without highly technical skills. Look at heavyweight Anthony Joshua.
He captured world titles and made a huge fortune and the main things he did for him were size and power. Just being bigger and stronger than his opponents has carried Joshua this far in the sport.
If Tank Davis’ defense fails him again, like in his last fight against Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, Rolly could be a surprise come May 28th. I don’t know if you can even call it an upheaval because it’s so huge and powerful. A win for Rolly would show that size and power often outweigh skill.
“You’ll probably see me at 135 soon,” Stevenson said. “I’m trying to capture all the belts at 130 first, though. After this fight. Well, I’m not going to talk about this fight because we’re not dealing with this fight, but I’ll tell you who I want after that fight,” Shakur said.
There’s no point in Stevenson staying at 130 after his fight against WBC champion Oscar Valdez. Shakur wants to stick around long enough to become the undisputed super featherweight champion, which means he’ll likely have to stay at 130 until the end of 2023.
Stevenson better quit his 130-pound titles after the Valdez fight if he wins, then move up to lightweight and take on the champions of that division.
“Tune in on April 30. I’m going to put on an amazing show. I can’t wait to shine,” Stevenson said of his unification bout against WBC featherweight champion Oscar Valdez.
“I think it’s a tough fight,” Stevenson said when asked his thoughts on the May 7 fight between WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol and popular challenger Canelo Alvarez.
“I haven’t watched Bivol too much, but I know you have to be a special type of fighter to beat Canelo Alvarez,” Shakur said.