Shakur Stevenson Biography
Shakur Stevenson is an American featherweight professional boxer. As an amateur, he represented the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the bantamweight division.
Shakur Stevenson Age
Stevenson was born on June 28, 1997 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. He is 21 years old as of 2018.
Shakur Stevenson Height
He stands at a height of 1.73 m.
Shakur Stevenson Net Worth
Stevenson has maintained pretty of bank balance through his boxing career earnings. However, he is yet to reveal his salaries, fight per match and net worth.
Shakur Stevenson Early Life
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Stevenson is the oldest of nine siblings. He took up boxing when he was five years old under his grandfather Wali Moses and cites Andre Ward as his influence.
Shakur Stevenson Amateur career
Stevenson had a very successful career at the Youth Level, winning the 2014 AIBA Youth World Championships and 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. He won the Senior U.S. Olympic Trials in 2015, thus qualifying for the U.S. boxing team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
In Rio, he won a silver medal, losing to Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in the gold medal match. Stevenson was the highest-medaling male for the USA (Claressa Shields won gold on the women’s side). Despite the loss to Ramirez, Stevenson was dubbed “the next Mayweather” by Floyd Mayweather Jr. himself.
Shakur Stevenson World Series of Boxing Record
Mohamed Hamout (Morocco Atlas Lions)
Peter McGrail (British Lionhearts)
Shakur Stevenson Professional career
On February 9, 2017, Stevenson turned professional signing a promotional contract with Top Rank. Stevenson signed Andre Ward as his manager. Bob Arum told Ringtv that Stevenson would likely make his debut on April 22, 2017 on a stacked card at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Stevenson showed off his speed, defense and punching skills as he won his first professional fight against American boxer Edgar Brito.
Stevenson won in round 5 through a technical decision. In the 2nd round, Brito was cut on the left eye after an accidental headbutt. In the 3rd round, he was deducted a point for intentionally headbutting Stevenson. Due to his own intentional headbutts, Brito suffered a cut over his right eye. The ringside physician stopped the bout. Stevenson was ahead on all three judges scorecards and won every round.
In an official press release on May 3, it was confirmed that Stevenson would make his Madison Square Garden debut on undercard of the Crawford vs. Díaz world light welterweight championship fight on May 20, 2017. Stevenson’s opponent was announced as Argentine boxer Carlos Suarez (6-3-2, 1 KO). Stevenson won the bout after 2 minutes and 35 seconds of the first round after knocking Suarez down before the stoppage.
Stevenson’s third bout took place at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, again on the undercard of Terrence Crawford, this time his unification fight against Julius Indongo on August 19, 2017. Stevenson fought his second straight Argentine opponent, David Michel Paz (4-3) in a scheduled six-round fight.
Stevenson easily outpointed Paz over 6 rounds winning 60-53 on all three scorecards. Stevenson knocked Paz down in round 5, following a straight left. Stevenson seemed comfortable and patient in letting the fight go the distance. On November 20, Top Rank confirmed 26-year-old Mexican Oscar Mendoza (4-2, 2 KOs) as Stevenson’s opponent, which would take place on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux on December 9, 2017 at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City, New York.
Stevenson’s first fight for 2018 was announced on February 7 to take place on February 16 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s Grand Theater in Reno, Nevada against Juan Tapia (8-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled 8 round bout. Shakur Stevenson easily outpointed Tapia, winning 80-72 on all three judges’ scorecards. Stevenson showed improvements in his defence tactics in the fight, boxed with his jab and worked to the body. Stevenson used the distance well, allowing Tapia to land only one punch at a time.
Shakur Stevenson Next Fight
In his next fight, Stevenson might fight against Conlan who has a record of 11-0-0 in the summer of 2019
Shakur Stevenson also might be scheduled for a fight in the summer of 2019 with Warrington who has a record of 28-0-0
Shakur Stevenson Professional Boxing Record
Puerto Rico Christopher Díaz
Apr 20, 2019
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
Jessie Cris Rosales
4 (10), 1:29
Jan 18, 2019
Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.
Won vacant WBC Continental Americas and IBF Inter-Continental featherweight titles
1 (10), 3:00
Oct 13, 2018
CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Aug 18, 2018
Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
2 (8), 1:45
Jun 9, 2018
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
2 (8), 1:35
Apr 28, 2018
Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Feb 16, 2018
Grand Sierra Resort, Grand Theatre, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
2 (6), 1:38
Dec 9, 2017
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
David Michel Paz
Aug 19, 2017
Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
1 (6), 2:35
May 20, 2017
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
6 (6), 3:00
Apr 22, 2017
StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.