Sport Shakur Stevenson is class of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team as pro

05:55  11 june  2021
05:55  11 june  2021 Source:   boxingjunkie.com

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Ash- Shakur Nafi-Shahid Stevenson (born June 28, 1997) is an American professional boxer who held the WBO featherweight title from 2019 to 2020. As an amateur, Stevenson represented the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics , winning a silver medal in the bantamweight division.

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 . 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.

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Silver medalist Shakur Stevenson was arguably the most-gifted member of the men’s 2016 U.S. Olympic team, which competed in Rio de Janeiro. He definitely has had the most success as a professional.

And he already is one of the most accomplished among American Olympians from the last three Games (2008, 2012 and 2016).

Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) has held the WBO 126-pound title and will face Jeremia Nakathia for the sanctioning body’s “interim” 130-pound belt on Saturday in Las Vegas (ESPN, ESPN+), meaning a shot at a second major title is around the corner.

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Shakur Stevenson , who will box in the bantamweight division at the Olympics , was born and raised in Newark and still loves his home city. As he prepares to compete for that gold medal, scroll through the gallery to learn more about him, and click share to send it to a friend. While he' s never lost overseas, it appeared in 2015 that he had met his match at home. He lost twice to American rival Ruben Villa, a boxer he would have to master to get to Rio. But he exacted his revenge twice at the U . S . boxing trials in December, and a few months later, punched his ticket to the Olympics .

Stevenson , a Newark native who started mimicking the boxers he saw on TV when he was just 2 years old , is one step closer to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics after a unanimous decision over rival Ruben Villa in the U . S . Boxing Team Trials in Reno, Nevada. Now the question is this: Can " Shakur Stevenson is not only an outstanding boxer but also a fantastic young man and a huge asset to our program," USA Boxing executive director Anthony Bartkowski told The Star-Ledger in 2013. "He has a strong work ethic and drive to succeed, which he brings to every training camp and competition

The most-decorated boxer on the past two U.S. Olympic teams is Claressa Shields, who was a two-time gold medalist and has won multiple professional titles.

Here is a look at the 2016 U.S. men’s team – including division and results in the Olympics — and how each member is doing in the professional ranks. Also, following that, we provide our Top 10 list from the past three Olympics in terms of professional accomplishments.

2016 TEAM

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Shakur Stevenson was devastated after losing to Robeisy Ramirez in the gold medal match in the 2016 Olympics. Robert Hanashiro / USA TODAY Sports

Nico Hernandez


: Light flyweight Result: Bronze

Pro: Hernandez (7-0, 4 KOs) hasn’t fought since February 2019 in part because he was accidently shot in the leg this past Nov. 1. He had surgery and reportedly was recovering. The resident of Wichita, Kansas, won a minor flyweight title by stopping Szilveszter Kanalas in one round in 2018 but has yet to face a notable opponent or take part in a major event. That title fight was his only outing scheduled for more than eight rounds.

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USA boxer Shakur Stevenson just misses Olympic gold, but future remains bright. Stevenson ’ s silver medal marks the best performance by a male U . S . boxer since Andre Ward And when he finally fought, Stevenson showed world- class skill and a sense of presence more than equal to “He says that Ramierez should turn pro and then they can fight again.” The silver medalist flashed a thumbs-up

52) Shakur Stevenson , Boxing. Stevenson , already a Youth Olympic champion, earned his first Olympic berth by finishing in the top two of the bantamweight class at the AIBA American Olympic Qualification Tournament. 53) Jason Pryor, Fencing. Pryor, the top men' s epee fencer in the U . S ., qualified for his first Olympic team as the highest ranked fencer in the Two-time Olympian McNay partnered with David Hughes, quickly becoming the top U . S . boat in the men' s 470 class and earning their Rio berth with the lowest combined finish at the 470 World Championships and 470 Europeans.

Antonio Vargas


: Flyweight

Result: No medal

Pro: Vargas (12-1, 5 KOs) was building momentum when he was stopped in one round by capable Mexican Jose Maria Cardenas in a scheduled eight-rounder in May 2019, the result of a single right-handed punch. He rebounded by winning two scheduled six-round fights, the most-recent one in February of last year. All but one of the Kissimmee resident’s fights have taken place in Florida, where he has become a regional attraction.

Shakur Stevenson

Division: Bantamweight

Result: Silver

Pro: Stevenson defeated Joet Gonzalez by a near-shutout decision to win the vacant WBO featherweight title in Reno, Nevada. He defended once, stopping Felix Caraballo in six rounds in June of last year, and then moved up to junior lightweight. He shut out Toka Kahn Clary in a 10-rounder this past December. As the mandatory challenger, he’s expected to face WBO champ Jamel Herring this winter if he beats Nakathia on Saturday.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing: 7 Fighters With Potential To Become Stars As Pros . 9, 2015, file photo, Shakur Stevenson reacts to winning his bout in the U . S . [+] Olympic Boxing Trials in Reno, Nev. Shakur Stevenson doesn't flinch from the weight on his shoulders heading to Rio de Janeiro as the brightest candidate to win the first men' s Olympic gold medal in 12 years from once-proud USA Boxing.

Carlos Balderas


: Lightweight

Result: No medal

Pro: Balderas (9-1, 8 KOs) was a hot prospect coming out of the 2016 Games but hadn’t gained traction as a professional. Then he ran into disaster: a sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Rene Tellez in December 2019, his most-recent fight. However, the product of Santa Marica, Calif., will be the beneficiary of a fresh start: He reportedly has signed a multi-fight deal with Top Rank. He’s expected to fight again in August, according to Yahoo Sports.

Gary Antuanne Russell


: Light welterweight

Result: No medal

Pro: Russell (14-0, 14 KOs) is the younger brother of Gary Russell Jr. and seems to be on his way to realizing similar success. Gary Antuanne has it all – skill, speed and power, as his knockout record indicates. He’s coming off a sensational sixth-round stoppage of Jovanie Santiago on May 29. Santiago had gone the distance with Adrien Broner in his previous fight. Russell is within a victory or two of his first title shot.

Charles Conwell


: middleweight

Result: No medal

Pro: Conwell (14-0, 11 KOs) had the tragic misfortune of delivering the blows that resulted in the death of Patrick Day in October 2019, which deeply affected Conwell. He has bounced back to win three consecutive fights, including a ninth-round stoppage of Madiyar Ashkeyev in December. The resident of Cleveland is scheduled to face Mark DeLuca on the Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos card on June 19. Conwell is ranked by two sanctioning bodies, meaning a title shot could come soon.

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Errol Spence Jr. has won titles and climbed the pound-for-pound list since turning pro in 2012.  Ronald Martinez / Getty Images

Errol Spence Jr. (27-0, 21 KOs) – The welterweight titleholder, Boxing Junkie’s No. 4 fighter pound for pound, has by far the best resume of recent Olympians. He’s scheduled to face fellow beltholder and legend Manny Pacquiao on Aug. 21. Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18 KOs) – The quick-handed featherweight beltholder has been criticized for not fighting as regularly as other titleholders but he has some solid victories and is currently the longest-reigning world champion. Jose Ramirez (26-1, 17 KOs) – The now-former 140-pound unified titleholder suffered his first loss last month, a close decision against Josh Taylor, but he has a number of notable victories and remains an elite fighter. Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) – The current middleweight titleholder and former 154-pound champ has had difficulty making fights with top-tier opponents but has dominated those placed in front of him. Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) – Say what you want about Wilder’s ability or lack thereof; the former heavyweight champ has one of the biggest right hands in boxing history, as his record indicates. It took a special heavyweight in Tyson Fury to sully Wilder’s perfect record. Jamel Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) – The former Marine battled through two mid-career losses to become a junior lightweight champion. And he’s coming off his biggest victory, a sixth-round knockout of former Fighter of the Year Carl Frampton in April. Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) – The fast-rising star is No. 7 for now. He could shoot up this list in short order. Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1-1, 15 KOs) – Jo Jo outpointed Tevin Farmer to win a 130-pound title in January of last year, his break-out performance. He lost his title on the scale in his next fight and has moved up to 135. He faces a major challenge against Javier Fortuna next month. Sadam Ali (27-3, 14 KOs) – Ali’s claim to fame was retiring Miguel Cotto and winning a 154-pound title in the process. He was stopped by Jessie Vargas before that fight and is 1-2 since. Rau’shee Warren (18-3, 4 KOs) – The two-time Olympian narrowly outpointed Juan Carlos Payano in their rematch to win a bantamweight title but lost it to Zhanat Zhakiyan in his first defense. He also lost to Nordine Oubaali in a bid to win another 118-pound title.

Here are the Olympics in which our Top 10 participated: 2008 – Andrade, Ali, Russell Jr. and Warren; 2012 –Spence, Herring, Ramirez, Diaz and Warren; 2016 – Stevenson.

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