|Shakur Stevenson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||June 28, 1997|
Shakur Stevenson is an American professional boxer who had won all 19 of his professional bouts (9 of them via knockout), as of January 2023. In January 2019, in the 10th professional bout of his career, he won the vacant IBF (International Boxing Federation) Inter-Continental and WBC (World Boxing Council) Continental Americas featherweight titles. In his next bout, in April 2019, he retained the former title and won the vacant WBO (World Boxing Organization)-NABO (North American Boxing Organization) featherweight title. Later, in his next bout, in July 2019, Shakur retained the latter title and in October 2019, he won the vacant WBO featherweight title. In July 2020, he vacated his WBO title without making a single title defense because he had moved up to the super featherweight division. In June 2021, in the 16th professional bout of his career, he won the vacant WBO interim super featherweight title. Shakur won the WBO super featherweight title in October 2021. In his next bout, in April 2022, he retained that title and won the WBC and vacant The Ring (an American boxing magazine) super featherweight titles. Just before his next bout, in September 2022, he missed weight at the official weigh-ins and was stripped of his WBC and WBO titles even though he went on to win the fight by unanimous decision. During the post-fight interview, he announced that he would be switching to the lightweight division henceforth. As of June 2022, Shakur was ranked the world’s best active super featherweight boxer by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, boxrec.com, and ESPN.
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
- Father – Alfredo Rivera (d. September 2019)
- Mother – Malikah Stevenson
- Siblings – He has 8 younger siblings.
- Others – Shahid Guyton (Stepfather), Wali Moses (Grandfather)
Featherweight, Super Featherweight
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shakur has dated –
- Jajaira Gonzalez (2015-2019)
- Michelle Ragston (2019-Present) – Shakur began dating a rapper and singer named Michelle Ragston aka Young Lyric in 2019. The couple got engaged in May 2022 and they have a daughter together named Leilani Asha Stevenson (b. 2021).
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and Hispanic)
He is of African-American descent on his mother’s side and Puerto Rican descent on his father’s side.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, afro hair
- Sports a goatee
- Has his right hand covered in tattoos
He has been featured in a TV commercial for Powerade, a sports drink manufactured and marketed by The Coca-Cola Company, an American multinational beverage corporation.
Shakur Stevenson Facts
- He was named after the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur.
- He took to boxing when he was about 5 years old.
- Shakur’s biological father abandoned the family when he was quite young. The two reconnected when Shakur was about 16 years old.
- Representing the United States, at the amateur level, he won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games as well as the 2014 Sofia Youth and Junior World Boxing Championships – both in the flyweight division.
- At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, in the bantamweight division, Shakur clinched the ‘Silver’ medal. This made him the highest-medaling male American boxer at the Olympic Games since 2004.
- In mid-2018, he and fellow boxer David Grayton were involved in a scuffle in a parking garage in South Beach, a neighborhood in Miami Beach, Florida. Shakur was arrested on July 1, 2018, and charged with assault.
- In June 2019, he agreed to a deal where the charges against him would be dropped in lieu of a year of probation, 50 hours of community service, and bearing the victims’ medical expenses.
Featured Image by Shakur Stevenson / Instagram