Shakur Stevenson Opens Up About His Relationship With Terence Crawford

Published 06/09/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Silver medalist Shakur Stevenson of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Men’s Bantam (56kg) on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro – Pavilion 6 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


Shakur Stevenson is one of the most intriguing boxing prospects in today’s high-voltage boxing era. In just a short span of time, he has risen to the peak of the game and is going extremely strong with his boxing run.

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The young gun enjoys surrounding himself with boxing greats like Terence Crawford. In fact, he shares a colossal bond with the welterweight star and seeks major inspiration from him.

In a recent documentary revealed by Top Rank Promotions, ‘Fearless’ shed some light on his bond with ‘Bud’. He said, “Because Terence hit me up, man. First thing he said was don’t ever let them see you sweat. I think from now I kind of know like, I can’t let people see me sweat no more.”

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“‘Bud’ is one of the greatest fighters that I’ve ever seen, right there in front of me.”

Crawford and Stevenson are both signed by Top Rank Promotions. This eventually helped the 23-year-old collaborate with ‘Bud’ many times during training sessions and personal time.

In the above interview, ‘Fearless’ even revealed the words of wisdom Crawford told him. He enjoys employing all of them in his fights. That said, the New Jersey native will once again look to make the WBO welterweight champ proud this weekend.

Is Shakur Stevenson on his way to becoming a boxing stalwart like Terence Crawford?

For now, Stevenson holds a 15-0 record. In his short yet sublime boxing career, the young gun has challenged himself at every stage by transitioning to different weight classes.

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Shakur Stevenson celebrates his TKO win against Oscar Mendoza in their Featherweight bout at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

But, for now, he has his attention set on claiming the gold at the super-featherweight roster. And with time, he’d unquestionably look to move forward by cementing his reign as a champ.

Considering his current momentum, it’s safe to say that Stevenson is on the right track to be a boxing stalwart like his icon Terence Crawford. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how he molds his career from hereon.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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