AIR DATE: Feb 26 2021 16:22UTC
EPISODE: Episode 40
Shakur Stevenson | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
On this episode we discuss undefeated pro Shakur Stevenson who, as an amateur, represented the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the bantamweight division; as Neil continues to explore his boxing heroes from around the world, including many well-known and undisputed champs, on Talkin’ Fight Monday to Friday on YouTube or LIVE at talkinfight.com/live Weekday’s at 7pm EST (6:30 on Fridays) #boxinghistory @The World of Boxing! @shakurstevenson @andreward @Top Rank Boxing
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Fight fans around the world welcome once again to another episode of neil the deal featuring neil the deal today.
We’Re going to talk about a fantastic boxer out of, if i’m not mistaken, new jersey, shakur stevenson and you’ve got quite an episode of information lined up for us.
Why’D, you roll with it.
What do you got for us, neil all, right good evening, graeme, thanks for having me out again appreciate it.
My pleasure, hello, everyone nice to see you guys again we’re going to continue, like graham, was saying, with our uh, with our basically our up and coming best fighters that i feel that have a very bright future uh going forward.
A lot of them were uh we’re gon na focus right now on the guys from the united states, so we’ll uh we’ll pick a couple of those which we have in the last few days.
So we’re gon na add to that with uh with an individual who uh, i saw a couple of his fights earlier on and then i didn’t really hear much of him and you haven’t heard much of him actually, graham recently he’s uh he’s actually been complaining.
I understand about, he wants a big fight.
You know he thinks he’s ready for it so, and he probably is so uh we’re going to talk about uh, shakur stevenson, all right, shakur stevenson this evening now, obviously his uh, his real name is his birth name.
I believe would be uh ash, shakur, nafi uh shaheed stevenson, so he has uh brought it down to shakur stevenson uh.
He was born uh june 28.
That makes him 23 years old right now.
Um, so he’s a very young, an up-and-comer guys.
You really should look out for this guy.
He was uh, he was in the olympics.
He was a.
A lot of his amateur career was.
It was amazing 2016.
He was in the summer olympics in rio and uh.
He won a silver medal in the bantamweight division, all right, so even in his amateur career he was he’s been doing some great stuff.
You know what i mean he was in the youth olympics as well.
He won a gold medal at the youth olympics all right.
So he’s had a really good pedigree coming up.
I understand that his grandfather was a big uh influence on him.
You know my grandfather was a big influence on me, too shakur.
So i can understand that and uh.
You know what i mean: that’s the guy.
You got ta impress his grandpa grandpa matters.
You know, that’s what i think: anyways mom and grandpa, so anyways uh yeah, so he he’s he’s been he’s been doing some amazing stuff right from the beginning.
So just talk a little bit about us growing up right.
Graham he’s uh one of nine siblings, so he has, he came from a big family.
He started fighting when he was five years old.
His grandfather, like i said, was uh trying to get it into him and uh, and the award was one of his idols.
Andre ward, which andre ward, was a fantastic amazing fighter, just fantastic, so shakur has been known uh through his fights, we’ve been watching them guys check him out.
Any of his fights are he’s very, very good uh on every level.
He’S quickness is amazing.
Amazing defense, awesome, uh body punching power, amazing, uh hand, work footwork, he’s he’s he’s really something that could be a really bona fide guy.
You know um just just crazy in the featherweight division, so he’s he’s one you got to look out for.
Graham, this guy is shakur.
Absolutely i agree.
Oh yeah yeah he’s uh, so you talked a little bit about his amateur career.
So now we’ll talk a little bit about his pro career.
So he’s uh he’s he’s uh.
His pro totals are total fights.
15 total wins.
, zero losses, so that’s can’t get much better than that, like though you know like you know, what are you, what are you gon na say right he’s got eight kos uh.
That gives him a 50 53 ko.
So he’s he’s a couple of the chaos that i saw, graham, were were amazing.
Like he’s got his his later fights like we’re gon na talk about his notable fights in a bit guys.
He really he seems to be coming around like really quickly right and uh.
He’S becoming a very well-rounded fighter at such a young age, so i’d be really looking out for him guys um.
He did turn pro in 2017.
He signed with top rank uh and uh.
He hired andre ward, who we just talked about as his manager.
So apparently, andre ward is his manager and uh they’re moving forward in that division.
The featherweight division.
Now some of his uh notable fights guys.
We should talk about any of these they’re amazing they’re, all good uh stevenson versus joel gonzalez, joel a gonzalez october, 26.
All right, uh stevenson versus alberto guevara uh july 13th, 2019, another amazing fight uh.
Today i was watching the stevenson jesse chris rosales, fight january 18, 2019, again great fight and then the uh, the stevenson felix carpalo, carvalho, yes, carballo caravallo.
I think you know what i mean, i don’t know caraballo or israel’s role with it: poco honsky, maybe we’ll change his name to pokohanski, all right so uh, but yeah he’s looking for a big fight and uh hey shakur.
Best of luck to you going forward.
My friend uh you’re gon na have a bright career.
You’Ve uh you’ve impressed me, that’s for sure you’re in my top five best up-and-comers man so keep her flowing, keep her going and hopefully you’ll get that big fight.
I’M pretty sure you will he’ll get it grammy.
He he’s a he’s, a really good talent, very, like very good, so guys, thanks for coming out tonight and uh, i guess we’ll see the sea on monday.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Be safe, have fun.
You know, springtime’s coming so right, graeme a few weeks away.
Yes and the snows are melting if our good viewership uh wants to stick around in a few minutes, we’re going live uh with the friday night panel and we’ve invited neil.
The g neil deal nailed the deal to join us uh and hopefully you guys will stick around uh to watch us uh as soon as we finish.
This episode, we’ll take a short break, come right back on and do the friday night panel before uh the scoop with the champ anyway, uh yeah, that was great shakur stevenson, is a great talent and a great boxer and one to look out for and being signed To top rank, you know, he’s gon na get that fight and many more to come.
He’S gon na have a great career for sure.
Yeah, absolutely graham, like uh, couldn’t have said it any better, honestly and uh yeah first time.
Neil the deal guys any show guys out there talking i’m gon na go on to the panel with uh, my friends and uh this evening and we’ll we’ll see how things are going about the up and coming fights this weekend.
Is that what we’re talking about? Graham yeah, that is exclusively what we’re talking about right on i’m looking forward to it.
I got i got all my popcorn peanuts, cracker jacks, all that kind of stuff ready to go for the weekend, i’m just bunkering down and uh.
Taking it easy.
You know awesome! Okay, well, let’s uh, let’s sign off and sign back on in a few minutes, thanks very much neil and we’ll see you in a few minutes.
Okay, thanks a lot graeme, we’ll see you in a bit thanks guys, we’ll see you on the other side.
Have yourselves a safe and enjoyable weekend take care