Shakur Stevenson To Debut in April
U.S. silver medalist Shakur Stevenson was one of the most hyped boxers at the 2016 Olympic Games, being scouted by a number of big-name promoters before finally signing with Top Rank to begin his pro career.
In a conversation with RingTV, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says that Stevenson is likely to make his professional debut on an April 22nd card targeted for the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.
Stevenson would be featured in an undercard bout for a show that would also feature Oscar Valdez’s WBO title defense against Miguel Marriaga and Gilberto Ramirez’s title defense defense against Max Bursak.
Arum is currently working on landing a major network to televise the card in order get his star prospect some serious exposure, which he seems pretty confident he’ll be able to do.
Stevenson was perhaps the best professional prospect from the U.S. men’s boxing team and was notably pursued by some of the biggest names in the business, including Floyd Mayweather Jr. Stevenson ultimately aligned himself with Top Rank instead, though, citing their long history of building successful careers for their fighters.