Shakur Stevenson

Boxing

SHAKUR STEVENSON
Weight class:
Bantamweight/123 lbs
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
Currently resides: Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
Birthdate: June 28, 1997
Height: 5-7
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:  
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Shakur is the oldest of nine siblings
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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: 

118 lbs

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)

119 lbs

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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