Shakur Stevenson, interim champion of the OMB super featherweight assured that the promoter Top rank is protecting the mexican Oscar Valdezas they don’t want me to face it.
“Everything is politics at the end of the day,” he said. Stevenson in an interview with Fight Hype. “Oscar Valdez is making money in Top rank and will continue to fill the stadiums after the victory against Berchelt . And they want to use it to their advantage, so I don’t think they are in a hurry to want to confront it with me. “
In fact, Shakur think that although Valdez He says he wants to fight him, the reality is that he avoids it.
“At the end of the day it’s a business,” he says. Shakur. “I used to sit and complain, I keep doing it but this is not going to leave me anything. They have the control, they have the power, but I’ll tell the world that they love Oscar Valdez and they don’t want me to be in the ring in front of him because they know what’s going to happen. AND Oscar he doesn’t want it to happen either. “
The same way, Stevenson He assured that the Mexican will say before the cameras that he does want the fight to take place, but that in the end it is a lie.
“He can sit down after a fight and say,“ I want to fight with Shakur stevenson“But when we get closer there are no conversations. He is going to say it in interviews (that he does want the fight), but in reality he does not want that, “he explained.
Shakur Stevenson wanted Oscar Valdez before Jamel Herring
The acting monarch of the OMB assured that his main plan was to confront Oscar Valdez, since he saw it as a great spectacular battle, but now he will have to settle for dethroning Jamel herring, next October 23.
“I would have taken Oscar Valdez first, just because he is a young, undefeated fighter, no one has beaten him, he is more attractive, “he explained. Stevenson. “He is a Mexican fighter, I am someone of color, Mexican against black they make great, great fights. Would have taken Oscar Valdezbut it will be a bigger fight after he wins the belt he has Jamel (Herring) and that I will take away. Thereafter, Oscar and I can get ready. I want to take that fight right after this one (Herring) “.