Name: Shakur Stevenson
Sport: Boxing
Discipline(s): Boxing
Weight Class: Bantamweight
Height: 5-8
Weight: 123 lbs
DOB: 6/28/1997
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
Team/Club: Alexandria Boxing Club
Coach(es): Kay Koroma and Wali Moses
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 U.S. OLYMPIAN
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • 2013 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Youth Championship Experience
  • 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES GOLD MEDALIST
Other Career Highlights
  • AMERICAS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER GOLD MEDALIST
  • WORLD SERIES OF BOXING BOXER OF THE WEEK
  • OLYMPIC TRIALS CHAMPION AND OUTSTANDING BOXER
  • TWO-TIME YOUTH OPEN CHAMPION
  • 2013 JUNIOR OPEN AND JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION
Personal: Shakur is the oldest of nine siblings and loves being a big brother...He proudly represents his hometown of Newark, N.J., and wants to bring something positive to the city that built him....Shakur began boxing at age five after his grandfather Wali Moses introduced him to the sport and he's been there ever since....He's known for shadowboxing all the time every where he goes. His grandfather jokes that he knew Shakur was awake as a kid because he'd hear that sounds of him shadow boxing...He's named after rapper Tupac Shakur...He's looking to follow in the footsteps of his idol and the last American man to win a boxing gold medal Andre Ward....Shakur has a perfect 23-0 international record and is the first American male to win junior and youth world titles and a Youth Olympic Games gold medal