“I Couldn’t Take My Eyes off the Screen”: Terence Crawford and Shakur Stevenson Putting $100,000 in a Head-To-Head Basketball Contest Leaves Fans Amazed With ‘Versatile’ Skills

Published 10/21/2023, 3:17 PM EDT

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Shakur Stevenson and Terence Crawford are known to be best buddies. They have expressed respect and appreciation for each other’s skills. Shakur Stevenson is set to make his much-anticipated comeback to the boxing ring on Thursday, November 16th. He will be facing Edwin De Los Santos in a bout for the vacant WBC championship. Before the fight went down, the WBO Welterweight champion decided to enjoy a fun basketball match with the Olympic silver medalist.

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It was not just another basketball match. They had a whopping $100,000 bet on it. Watching their boxing idols battle each other on the basketball field surprised the fans. Let us see what they had to say.

Fans in awe as Shakur Stevenson and Terence Crawford showcase their basketball skills

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Fans were delighted to see the two pals sweating it out on the basketball field. While some had their commentary ready on the boxing careers of the two, most fans were just happy to see the duo have fun. “Two best of this generation nobody on their level,” called one fan, referring to them as the greatest of this generation.

Another fan had an entire analysis ready for Stevenson. They wrote, “I hope Shakur dont start making bad decisions like Andrade and waits until he’s 35 to start fighting the top guys. Shakur should of taken that Haney offer I don’t care what anyone says Shakur made a huge mistake not taking that fight. Now hes fighting for one strap on a Thursday. SMH.”

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“Shakur only made 100k fightin bums So he ain’t gonna give it up,” remarked one fan discrediting Stevenson’s fight, saying his opponents were not challenging enough. This comment found numerous fans of Stevenson coming to his defense.

“It’s good to be versatile they can ball and box,” said one fan lauding their diverse skillset.

Impressed by their energy, another fan remarked, “Incomparable energy!”

What is next for Shakur Stevenson?

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Fans are eagerly looking forward to a possible showdown between Shakur Stevenson and Emanuel Navarrete, the accomplished WBO junior lightweight champion. During a recent interview on Cigar Talk, Stevenson intriguingly teased the upcoming match, intensifying the excitement for this epic battle.

Stevenson, a world champion, engaged in a candid conversation with Naji. He discussed his rivalry with Haney, his upcoming fight, and other subjects. When questioned about Navarrete, Stevenson provided a detailed analysis of his opponent’s fighting style, expressing confidence that Navarrete’s speed and technique wouldn’t be sufficient to defeat him.

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Who do you think won the basketball bet? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prachi Prava Senapati

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Prachi Senapati is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. She has been a part of content creation and is using her expertise in the sport of Boxing. Her fascination with the combat sport stemmed from her early years when she witnessed the Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield fight.
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