Curtis Stevens is probably sticking in the minds of many boxing fans because of his most recent trip to the ring. Stevens scored a one-punch knockout over Elvin Ayala in January of this year, living up to the nickname of “Showtime”. Tha Boxing Voice caught up with him at the press conference for his fight on April 20, where he will take on Derrick Findley on the undercard of Steve Cunningham v. Tyson Fury. “Showtime” is ready to take on the 160lb division.
Stevens says that he feels “ready for bigger names in the division”, and has his sights set on one in particular, Gennady Golovkin. Stevens doesn’t “Give him credit,” for Golovkin’s most recent conquest over natural Jr. Middleweight Gabriel Rosado and that he wants to be on the list for Golovkin’s June HBO date. “After I handle my business on April 20, I’m gonna call him out on National TV”. As far as a fight with Rosado, which might be a step to Golovkin, “Rosado is not even on my radar?” says Stevens. However, Stevens sees an issue with climbing his way to the top of the Middleweight division “Nobody wants to try to bite the dust…the best fighters are fighting hand picked opponents, even Broner, I mean no disrespect, but he hand picks his opponents.”
As for April 20th Stevens is confident of a victory. Facing Derrick Findley who recently put himself in the minds of boxing fans in a fight against J’Leon Love on Showtime. Findley, who took that fight at a moments notice, has never been knocked out. Stevens says, “There’s a first time for everything.”