Weight class: Bantamweight/123 lbs
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
Currently resides: Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
Birthdate: June 28, 1997
Coach: Wali Moses and Kay Koroma
Club: ALX Boxing
Began boxing: My grandfather is a boxing coach and he introduced me to his boxers when he was five. I went to the gym with them and fell in love with the sport.
Biggest inspiration: Floyd Mayweather because he came from a modest background and has grown into a very successful man and Andre Ward because he hasn't lost since he was 13.
Pre-fight ritual: Listening to motivational music
Favorite boxers: Floyd Mayweather (see above) and Andre Ward because he is humble and works the hardest
Biggest goal in boxing: To become a successful champion
Favorite movie: Friday and the Lion King
Favorite post weigh-in meal: I love IHOP
Biggest goal outside of boxing: To help my family
Greatest asset in the ring: Confidence and his jab
Did you know:
* Shakur is the oldest of nine siblings
* Shakur is named after rapper Tupac Shakur
2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS CHAMPION AND OUTSTANDING BOXER
2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES GOLD MEDALIST
2014 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPION
2013 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPION
2013 VICTORY DAY CHAMPION
2012 JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPION
2013 JUNIOR WORLD TEAM OPEN CHAMPION
2012 VELES CUP CHAMPION
Former Olympic Bantamweight Boxers:
1920: Edward Hartman
1920: Maurice Herschman
1924: Salvatore Tripoli*, Yonkers, N.Y. (2nd)
1928: John L. Daley, Newton, Mass. (2nd)
1932: Joseph Lang, Love Lock, N.Y. (4th)
1936: Jack Wilson, Spencer, N.C. (2nd)
1948: William Bossio, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1952: David Moore, Springfield, Ohio
1956: Choken Maekawa, Hilo, Hawaii
1960: Jerry Armstron, Boise, Idaho/Army
1964: Larry Johnson, USAF
1968: Sam Goss, Trenton, N.J.
1972: Ricardo Carreras, NY/USAF (3rd)
1976: Charles Mooney (2nd), Army
1980: Jackie Beard, Jackson, Tenn
1984: Robert Shannon, Edmonds, Wash.
1988: Kennedy McKinney, Killeen, Texas (1st)
1992: Sergio Reyes, Camp Lejeune, N.C./Marines
1996: Zahir Raheem, Philadelphia, Pa.
2000: Clarence Vinson, Washington, DC (3rd)
2008: Gary Russell, Jr., Capitol Heights, Wash.
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