Shakur Stevenson Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 5,000,000
Real name Ash-Shakur Nafi-Shahid Stevenson
Source of Wealth Professional boxing career
Profession Professional boxer
Spouse/Partner Married to Michelle Ragston a.k.a Young Lyric
Date of Birth Jun 28, 1997
Zodiac Cancer
Age 25
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 173 cm / 5 ft 8 inch
Nationality American
Siblings 8 brothers and sisters

Biography

Ash-Shakur Nafi-Shahid Stevenson, also known as Shakur Stevenson, is a professional boxer. He has been a world champion several times in two divisions: the WBO (World Boxing Organization) Featherweight champion from 2019 to 2020, the WBO Super Featherweight champion from 2021 to 2022, and the WBC (World Boxing Council) and The Ring Super Featherweight champion in 2022.[1]

He also won a silver medal in the bantamweight class at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

His net worth is estimated at $5 million.

Stevenson is most famous for his southpaw stance. He is best known by his stage name, “Fearless.”

In June 2022, Shakur was ranked as the world's best active super featherweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, BoxRec, and ESPN.

Stevenson has an admirable boxing record. So far, he has fought and won 19 fights, including 9 wins with KO (knockouts).[2]

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Early life and boxing career beginnings

Shakur Stevenson was born in Newark, New Jersey. He and his 8 younger siblings were raised by his mother, Malikah Stevenson, and his stepfather Shahid Guyton. His biological father was not present in his life.

He was named after the late rapper Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac.[3]

Shakur started boxing at a very young age - when he was five. His grandfather Wali Moses stepped into the role of his coach. Stevenson looked up to Andre Ward, a former professional boxer, and saw him as his idol.

Shakur was a real boxing prodigy. He soared to the top in his amateur career days and started racking up gold medals. Stevenson secured the gold medal at the Uman Liberation Junior Tournament [4] and World Junior Championships [5]in 2013.

The following year, Stevenson won the AIBA Youth World Championships and Summer Youth Olympics in 2014.

In 2015, he triumphed at the Senior U.S. Olympic Trials and represented the U.S. as part of the boxing team at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.

In the final match, he lost to the Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramírez in bantamweight, taking home the silver medal. Stevenson finished off the Olympics as the US highest-medaling male boxer.

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Professional boxing career

After several successful years as an amateur boxer, Stevenson graduated to the professional rank in 2017 by signing a promotional contract with Top Rank, a promotional boxing company.

He made his debut at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, on April 22, 2017, when he won his first professional match against Edgar Brito.

However, Stevenson won over a technical decision after Brito was deducted a point for intentionally headbutting Stevenson in round 3.

Throughout his professional career, the prodigy boxer has had astonishing 19-0 bouts, 9 of which came from KO (knockout).[6]

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Stevenson has stood out in the ring with his boxing skills, defense, and speed. He is currently campaigning in the 135 pounds division. However, he has stated he’s noticed a trend in boxing where boxers avoid tough fights, which has ruined the great sport of boxing.

“Boxing is in a sad state where fighters can just duck and get away with it. I think the fans and everybody allow them to duck. I haven’t fought at 135 yet, and [they are ducking]. So I don’t know why. I don’t know what boxing got going on,” Stevenson said in an interview for Marcos Villegas.[7]

Stevenson’s impeccable achievements, including a 24-0 record in international competition, attracted the attention of Floyd Mayweather, former professional boxer and current boxing promoter and owner of The Money Team Racing.

Mayweather became Stevenson’s fan when he saw him fight at the Olympics in Rio. The ring legend was scouting for talent at the Olympics and immediately offered Stevenson to sign him.

However, Stevenson declined Mayweather’s offer and signed with Top Rank and Andre Ward. He stated that we couldn’t miss the chance to have his childhood hero become his manager.

Stevenson also added that he didn’t sign with Floyd Mayweather because they had opposing views on how his career should develop. Additionally, he was put off by the fact that Mayweather had displayed a much smaller poster of him than other great boxers in his office.

Personal life and controversies

Shakur Stevenson is married to Michelle Ragston, who is better known by her rapper name "Young Lyric." They have a daughter Leilani Asha Stevenson, born in 2021.

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In July 2018, Stevenson was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after being involved in an altercation in a parking garage at South Beach. He was released on one-year probation and 50 hours of community service.

Stevenson was with Quavo and Takeoff the night of November 1, 2022, when the latter was shot and killed.[8]He was standing inches away from the rapper when the shooting occurred. Luckily, the boxing star wasn’t injured.

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Conclusion

Shakur Stevenson is an American professional boxer. He’s a two-division world champion. He’s been the WBO Featherweight champion, WBO Super Featherweight champion, WBC Super Featherweight, and The Ring Super Featherweight champion.

He is a real boxing star with a boxing record of 19 bouts, including 9 KOs. Stevenson also represented the U.S. boxing team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Stevenson’s net worth is estimated at $5 million.

References

  1. Shakur Stevenson (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakur_Stevenson (Accessed: December 19, 2022). 

  2. Shakur Stevenson (no date) BoxRec. Available at: https://boxrec.com/en/box-pro/790719 (Accessed: December 19, 2022). 

  3. Shakur Stevenson (no date) Team USA. Available at: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-boxing/athletes/shakur-stevenson (Accessed: December 19, 2022). 

  4. Uman Liberation Junior Tournament - Uman, Ukraine - May 10-12, 2013. Available at: http://amateur-boxing.strefa.pl/Tournaments/Uman2013.html (Accessed: December 19, 2022). 

  5. Boxing: The United States' Shakur Stevenson Wins Junior World Championships Gold in Ukraine as Danny Gonzalez Claims Silver (no date) Team USA. Available at: https://www.teamusa.org/Media/News/Boxing/BOXING-The-United-States-Shakur-Stevenson-Wins-Junior-World-Championships-Gold-in-Ukraine-as-Danny-Gonzalez-Claims-Silver (Accessed: December 19, 2022). 

  6. Shakur Stevenson (no date) BoxRec. Available at: https://boxrec.com/en/proboxer/790719  (Accessed: December 19, 2022). 

  7. MVPBOXING.com (no date) MVP Boxing. Available at: https://www.mvpboxing.com/News/boxing/1670886603/Stevenson-Pitbull-and-Zepeda-wont-fight-me-now-Im (Accessed: December 19, 2022). 

  8. Boxing Star Shakur Stevenson Inches from Takeoff Before Fatal Shooting (2022) TMZ. TMZ. Available at: https://www.tmz.com/2022/11/01/boxer-shakur-stevenson-next-to-takeoff-during-fatal-shooting-migos/ (Accessed: December 19, 2022).