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“I’m Gone Let Y’all Have Y’all Moment”: After Unimpressive Win, Shakur Stevenson Pens Message For His Haters

Published 11/19/2023, 9:21 AM EST

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One cannot go back and change what is done. Shakur Stevenson understands this better than anyone. On Thursday night, Stevenson secured the WBC lightweight world championship with a unanimous decision victory against Edwin De Los Santos. Despite the lack of fervent action, Stevenson, now a three-weight class titleholder with a record of 21-0 and 10 knockouts, managed to claim victory. The judges scored the bout 116-112 on two cards and 115-113 on the other.

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While Stevenson himself took responsibility for the lackluster show and apologized to his idols for it, haters have not taken a break in bashing the pugilist, claiming his next match will have barely any viewers. Stevenson’s response?

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Moments of being down in the dumps are universal, and Stevenson, grappling with his disappointment, sought to rectify the situation. Addressing his subpar showing, he acknowledged not giving it his 100% but opted against making excuses, displaying a candid vulnerability rare in the world of champions and a winner’s mindset. The journey, it seemed, was not just about victories but navigating the complexities of self-expectations and humility.

“I been here before no worries Ian tripping.  I’m gone let y’all have y’all moment lol.. I’m gone enjoy my family and rest up see y’all soon.” said ‘Sugar’ while deciding to let the buzz die down by itself without paying much heed to it. Stevenson has his family high up on his priority list and has iterated that multiple times. After toiling in the gym for months, he has decided to give his time to what he holds most valuable. Boxing fans are not the only ones throwing shade at Stevenson. Contemporaries like Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney did not hold back from going at the boxer.


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Despite the outcome, Stevenson faces intense scrutiny for his performance. Contrary to expectations of a stoppage against De Los Santos, the fight didn’t unfold as anticipated. Discontent echoed in the arena as fans, evidently unimpressed, started leaving before the final bell. The disappointment reverberated beyond the venue, with notable figures like Garcia and Haney venting their frustrations on social media.

The boxing community, usually lively with celebrations, found itself in a collective expression of discontent, highlighting the sharp contrast between the anticipated spectacle and the reality that unfolded in the ring. “Imagine going to this fight for Formula 1 weekend, I would ask for my money back and go straight to bed, that’s how sleepy I’d be from being there. Tell me who wins I’m can’t keep my eyes open goodnight.” said Garcia, regretting his decision to attend the show.


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Despite the backlash, Stevenson stays unaffected. Stevenson’s composed attitude symbolizes his maturity despite being a relatively younger athlete. With a willpower as strong as metal, he is not succumbing to the hate and is confident about making a comeback. Who would you like to see him take up next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

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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Arnima Shukla