Boxing News At Five | Jan 08 2019

Boxing News at Five: Stevenson wants Warrington in the UK, Lemieux fancies Canelo for Cinco de Mayo

Shakur Stevenson respects but wants to dethrone Josh Warrington, while David Lemieux hopes for a shot at Canelo Alvarez's super-middleweight belt
Josh Warrington vs Kid Galahad
Warrington wants to win more world title belts Action Images/Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

IF top American prospect Shakur Stevenson gets his way, his first featherweight title shot will arrive this year and see him oppose IBF champion Josh Warrington in the United Kingdom.

The 2016 Olympic silver medallist recently revealed this plan to Tha Boxing Voice podcast and clearly, despite boasting just nine professional fights to his name, has no qualms about fighting Warrington in his home country. That’s good news for Warrington, who has built quite the following in the UK, especially in his home city of Leeds, and it is also good news for British fans eager to get a closer look at one of America’s hottest boxing talents.

“I’m fiending for my [first] title shot to be against Josh Warrington in the UK,” said the 21-year-old from New Jersey. “I just watched him fight Carl Frampton and I’m fiending so bad.