Shakur Stevenson is an American Featherweight professional boxer who represented the USA at the 2016 Olympics and won a silver medal in the bantamweight division.
He is set to become the modern boxing superstar of the next decade.
He has now turned professionally, where he has performed brilliantly in 13 matches so far.
Shakur Stevenson was born on June 28, 1997, in Newark, New Jersey, United States to the parents of Malika Stevenson and Shahid Guyton.
He was introduced to boxing at the age of 5 by his grandfather Wally Moses, the eldest of nine siblings and a boxing gym in Newark.
His grandfather jokingly once said that Shakur was awake as a child and he always knew he was practicing shadow boxing.
He began his early boxing training under his grandfather Wally as the veteran made a huge impression on him.
Named after the famous rapper Tupac Shakur, who was killed nine months after Shakur’s birth.
He won gold at the 2014 Youth Olympics for USA as a flyweight boxer.
He also won the gold medal at the 2014 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships as a flyweight boxer that same year.
Shakur is known to have two girlfriends, who went public after their engagement.
He had an affair with Jazeera Gonzalez, the sister of one of his opponents, Jot Gonzalez, who fought and won the WBC featherweight belt.