Despite successful the WBC world light-weight title, Shakur Stevenson confronted criticism and boos for his lackluster efficiency towards Edwin De Los Santos in Las Vegas.
The unanimous choice victory (115-113 and double 116-112) disenchanted followers and even drew criticism from legends Floyd Mayweather, Terence Crawford, and Andre Ward, who attended the bout.
The battle was deemed boring, with Stevenson‘s elusive model not translating into an interesting match.
“I got here to battle, he got here for a observe meet,” De Los Santos stated.
“I got here to battle tonight, and Shakur Stevenson determined to not battle. He was gifted the title however I’m the champion of the folks.”
Blasted by his idols
Regardless of the win, Stevenson apologized for his poor efficiency, leaving many puzzled about how a fighter along with his abilities averted an thrilling battle.
“I admire Floyd Mayweather, I apologise to him, I apologise to Andre Ward, and I apologise to Terence Crawford,” Stevenson stated.
“They’re all my idols they usually got here out to see an incredible efficiency, however I placed on a foul one.
“Do not congratulate me on a foul efficiency.
“It simply wasn’t me man. I had rather a lot happening. I ain’t gonna make no excuses. It was an excellent battle, only a dangerous efficiency and never my requirements.”
Different figures within the boxing world, comparable to George Kambosos and Rolly Romero, additionally criticized Stevenson‘s lackluster show.