Stephan Shaw vows to be “The next American heavyweight world champion”, calls out British boxer Dillian Whyte

Stephan Shaw is set to face Efe Ajagba today at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, and prior to this undercard bout, Big Shot spoke with SkySports about his thoughts and future plans in boxing.

Shaw considers that fighting against Ajagba is a great way to show the world his true potential, as he feels that he will be the next American heavyweight champion.

“I feel like this is a great opportunity for me. This will bring more eyes and let the world know that Stephan Shaw is a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division.”

“Absolutely, I feel like I’m the next American heavyweight world champion. I’ve been doing this for a minute. It’s sad almost that the eyes are only just getting on me, I’ve been pro since I was 21 years old, and I always wanted the eyes to be on me.”

In the same interview, he talked about how he missed the opportunity to fight former world champion Dillian Whyte

In 2021, he was supposed to face Jermaine Franklin, and as per Matchroom head honcho Eddie Hearn, the winner would fight Whyte.

“I would love to fight in Britain. I was supposed to fight Jermaine Franklin in 2021, and that was going to be my first main event fight, and I remember leading up to that fight, Eddie Hearn had mentioned that the winner of our fight could have been a possible opponent for Dillian Whyte.”

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Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Derek Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Shaw also added that Franklin withdrew just four days before the fight, and later on, 989 Assassin fought against Whyte, and now Big Shot is ready to take down the Body Snatcher.

“He [Jermaine Franklin] did very well against Dillian Whyte, and I felt like would have fared even better. I felt like I could have, and am, capable of beating Dillian Whyte. I feel like that would be a great fight.”

Saifullah Nayem

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