American WBC Lightweight World Champ Shakur Stevenson (up to 61.2 kg) has thrown down the gauntlet to Mexican Emmanuel Navarrete, the reigning king of the second welterweight division (up to 58.9 kg). "I'm all about trading gloves with young, unbeaten hotshots climbing the ranks like me. Time to shine, Navarrete — oh wait, what's his moniker again? Let's make a blockbuster U.S. vs. Mexico showdown. I'm not in this for any soft touches," Stevenson punched out in his tweet. Last seen in action in autumn 2023, Stevenson clinched a win over Edwin De Los Santos via the judges' nod. Navarrete, on the other hand, stepped into the ring thrice in 2023 — bagging two victories and battling to one stalemate.