“Glad I Got to Witness”: Shakur Stevenson Bows His Head to Terence Crawford as He Makes Striking Admission About His Professional Career

Published 01/11/2024, 10:29 AM EST

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In the high-stakes world of professional boxing, words often pack as much punch as the fighters themselves. But what happens when a seasoned champion like Terence Crawford opens up? And how does his teammate, the rising star Shakur Stevenson, react to such revelations?

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Imagine being ringside, not just to punches and jabs, but to moments of unguarded truth. It’s rare, almost as rare as a knockout in the first round. Crawford’s recent tweet stirred the pot. Meanwhile, Stevenson, who’s seen the battles up close, had something to say.

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Terence Crawford, the #1 P4P boxer, recently took to Twitter to express a candid reflection on his career. His words were not just a statement, but a declaration of his journey’s breadth. “I fought everyone and everybody that was put on my table. Never turned down a fight in my life. Even if it was late notice, moving up in weight. Short fighters, tall fighters, strong fighters, fast fighters, boxers, brawlers etc, I fought them all,” Crawford tweeted, encapsulating his versatile and challenging career in the ring.

Responding to this, Shakur Stevenson, Crawford’s teammate and an emerging force in the sport, shared his admiration and respect. His tweet, succinct yet powerful, underscored the deep impression Crawford’s career has made on him. “U da 🐐 big bro.. Glad I got to witness everything first hand!” Stevenson wrote. This reply not only affirmed Crawford’s status as a revered figure in boxing but also highlighted Stevenson’s unique position of having witnessed Crawford’s prowess and resilience from up close.

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Moreover, these exchanges between Crawford and Stevenson demonstrate the dynamic nature of professional relationships in between these two teammates. Terence Crawford has been very active on twitter and recently took a shot at Teofimo Lopez.

Terence Crawford claps back at Lopez’s ‘handicapped’ accusations

In the heated exchange of words between boxers, Terence Crawford recently fired back at Teofimo Lopez’s criticism regarding his choice of opponents. In a candid interview with Boxing Social, Lopez had pointedly accused Crawford of selecting “handicapped” opponents, citing examples like Errol Spence Jr. and Jose Benavidez Jr. “The fighters Crawford fought were handicapped. Errol Spence just announced about his cataract in his eye. Jose Benevidez Jr when he fought him, he had a shot leg,” Lopez asserted.

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Unfazed, Crawford retorted on Twitter, injecting a dose of irony into the debate. “Yea I need 3 surgeries that I haven’t got so do that makes me handicap as well?” he tweeted. This sharp exchange underscores the differing views on what constitutes a fair match, potentially setting the stage for a future showdown between these two titans of the ring.

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What do you, the readers, think defines a fair and equitable match in the world of boxing? Is it the physical condition of the fighters, or is it their skill and heart that truly counts? Do you also think Crawford only picks on “handicapped” fighters?

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