NJ native and Silver Medalist Stevenson inks deal with Top Rank

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Shakur Stevenson, the most sought after amateur in the U.S., inked a promotional deal with Top Rank on Thursday. A huge step for the 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist, who will make his pro debut in the 126-pound featherweight division. Terms of the multi-year promotional deal were not disclosed, but this is a clear indication that Top Rank remains one of the best when it comes…

February 12, 2017
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Michigan’s Shields captures Gold again; New Jersey’s Stevenson settles for Silver in close fight

August 22, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – American Claressa Sheilds dominated her Gold medal bout against Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands and in the process easily defended her 165-pound Gold Medal Sunday afternoon at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Shields, who won all four rounds on all three judges’ scorecards, came in as the heavy pre-tournament favorite to repeat. She became just the second American to win two Olympic boxing medals. You have to go…

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New Jersey’s Stevenson to fight for Gold after Nikitin withdraws; faces Cuba’s Ramirez

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Newark, NJ native and amateur standout bantamweight Shakur Stevenson will fight for the Gold medal Saturday after his expected opponent Vladimir Nikitin of Russia was not allowed to fight Thursday in their scheduled semifinal bout in Rio. Stevenson, extended his undefeated international record to 25-0, while clinching a spot on the distinguished medial podium with his triumph over Mongolia’s Tsendbaatar Erdenebt in the boxing quarterfinals of…

August 17, 2016
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New Jersey Golden Gloves kicks off; Toms River site of Week 1 action

March 4, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – The 2016 New Jersey Golden Gloves tournament kicks off Saturday, March 4th, at Toms River South High School will a full slate of action on the card. There are several returning champions, but this year’s tournament will not include amateur standout and Newark native Shakur Stevenson, who recently qualified for the 2016 U.S Olympic Boxing team. Amateur veteran standout Leroy Davila, who won the 108lb championship last…

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Stevenson to represent USA; talented boxer on the way to Rio

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Shakur Stevenson won all four of his in the trials and will now be representing the U.S. in the 2016 Olympic Games during the summer in Brazil. The talented and well-rounded 18-year-old boxer from New Jersey, put on a clinic as he was nearly flawless throughout the tournament. He defeated Mikhail Montgomery, Ruben Villa, Efren Lopez, and Ruben Villa and is now poised to be the…

January 31, 2016
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