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“Can’t give him time to breathe” – Mike Tyson advises Stephen Fulton on how to tackle Shakur Stevenson

Mike Tyson would not mind watching super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton take on featherweight title holder Shakur Stevenson. A fight between the two young Americans would be a terrific contest for the fans.

Both Fulton and Stevenson are undefeated unified champions, dominating every opponent they’ve come across in their respective weight classes.

Fulton has verbally agreed to face ‘Fearless’ somewhere down the line. On the latest episode of the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast, the 27-year-old Philadelphian sat down for a chat with the legendary heavyweight. Tyson advised the super bantamweight star on how to approach a potential fight with Shakur Stevenson:

“Shakur sparred with Devin Haney, it was a good sparring. You gotta stay at him constantly, can’t give him time to breathe… The jab is the key, the jab is the best punch in boxing.”

Watch the full episode of the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast here:

Shakur Stevenson is fresh off a career-defining win over Oscar Valdez and currently owns the WBC and WBO 130lbs titles. He doesn’t seem likely to drop down to super bantamweight anytime soon. The greater likelihood is that he’ll move up a division, which means the window for a clash with Fulton is small.

Meanwhile, Stephen Fulton has a tough test ahead of him. He will defend his WBC and WBO 122lbs belts against Daniel Roman this weekend. If he wins, Fulton can focus on becoming the undisputed champion in his weight class or take his skills to another division. Mike Tyson, for one, appears interested in seeing ‘Cool Boy Steph’ move up.

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Tyson has previously pitched blockbuster fights on his podcast. He famously started FaceTime banter between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia a year ago. Although ‘Iron Mike’ didn’t do anything like that with Fulton, he still enquired about the 122lbs champion’s chances against other boxers.

Watch Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis argue on FaceTime on Tyson’s podcast:

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