Super-prospect Shakur Stevenson (11-0-0, 6KO) looked razor sharp Saturday night in dissecting solid contender Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Diaz (24-2-0, 16KO) for what was easily his most impressive performance up to date as a professional.
Stevenson pitched a virtual shutout over the heralded challenger, and will definitely skyrocket to elite contender status in all 4 sanctioning bodies rankings in the Featherweight division after this outing.
With quality mentors such as Andre ‘SOG’ Ward, Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford & his Trainer Wali Moses, Shaq in the ring looks like he’s ready at the age of 21 to target and look for a title shot against any of the 4 title holders, and now all-around looks to be as skilled as anyone in the deep Featherweight division, which says something about the caliber of talent he is.
Pitufo Diaz couldn’t find his desired range in this fight, and was on the wrong end of Shakur’s jab that he responsibly flickered out in abundance to keep Diaz outside where he couldn’t get in and fire his left hook the way he wanted to. While Diaz is a good fighter, he needs to work on his footwork inside, being that he has the bad habit of just ‘Coming Through the Front Door’ instead of stepping around, using angles to give his opponents different looks, and put himself in better position to land his power punches.