Shakur Stevenson’s Title Win Gets No Media Coverage In Atlanta

Shakur Stevenson beat Jamel Herring last Saturday to claim the WBO junior lightweight and continue his unbeaten streak at the age of only 24, but he still couldn’t get the coverage in media that he deserved after making history.

On AJC, baseball star Eddie Rosario was on loop in the headlines. He is a trade-deadline acquisition of the Atlanta Braves, who slugged a three-run homer on the same night, lifting his new team to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Truist Park. This win sent the Braves into their first World Series since 1999.

Boxing fans were fuming to see the 24-year-old newly-crowned champ not get into the limelight despite becoming a two-division champ.

Stevenson was all class once the fight ended.

He showed respect to the dethroned champ and also had a respectful demeanor towards Timothy Bradley Jr., the former junior welterweight and welterweight titlist and ESPN commentator.

Bradley Jr. criticized Stevenson before the contest, but even he was surprised to see the young champ thank him for motivating him to add another feather to his cap.

“Shakur tonight showed a ton of maturity,” Bradley said of Stevenson. “This is what I wanted to see from Shakur Stevenson. But I knew he had it in him, and he showed it tonight.”

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