The former world champ Timothy Bradley has a fresh perspective on Shakur Stevenson's next ring challenge against Edwin De Los Santos (16-1, 14 KOs). Bradley sees this as Top Rank's strategy to gauge Shakur's readiness for a blockbuster with Gervonta Davis (29-0, 27 KOs).
"De Los Santos packs a punch, and, more importantly, he's a southpaw. Top Rank's playing chess here, testing the waters with Edwin. They're sizing up Shakur to see if he's ready to tangle with 'Tank' Davis. The fight everyone's itching for is Gervonta vs. Shakur. We're all keen to see Davis spar with someone who matches his caliber and skill set. It's been a while since Tank faced real heavy hitters," Bradley analyzed.
Shakur's showdown with De Los Santos, set for November 16 in Las Vegas, has more than just bragging rights at stake. It's about claiming the WBC lightweight title, left up for grabs by Devin Haney.