Shakur Stevenson’s Nationality, Ethnicity, and Religion Explained

Published 06/08/2021, 4:30 PM 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)


Out of all the young talents present in boxing, Shakur Stevenson has made a place of his own. With his exemplary in-ring skills, the young force has battered every opponent to the pulp. Prior to turning his attention to professional boxing, Stevenson appeared in the 2016 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal there, thus making his country proud. But what exactly is his nationality? Where are his roots from and what religion does he follow?

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As per Who Times, Stevenson was born on June 28, 1997, in New Jersey, USA. That said, he holds an American nationality. Moreover, ‘Fearless’ also has an African-American ethnicity, and he practices Islam as his religion.

Right from a young age, Shakur Stevenson got captivated by the sport of boxing. In fact, he also missed his college to shift his attention to becoming a professional boxer.

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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)

Back when he laced up his boxing gloves at a young age, nobody expected him to come this far. But crushing all the naysayers and defying the odds, ‘Fearless’ came right on top and today he ranks among the most eye-catchy prospects in the game.

He excelled in his Olympic boxing stint and amateurs to finally make his decision on becoming a pro-boxer. And since then he never looked back.

Making his pro-debut in 2017, the New Jersey native added constant wins to his resume. For now, he holds 15 wins to his name with absolute 0 losses. However, Stevenson is eyeing the wider picture and is extremely eager to fetch a long roadway in the sport.

Shakur Stevenson – a legend in the making?

‘Fearless’ possesses an offensive style of fighting and enjoys terrifying his opponents to the pulp. Furthermore, he employs his finest skill sets once he takes up the ring space, thus executing his strategies in the finest way.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 09: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Shakur Stevenson celebrates after defeating Felix Caraballo (not pictured) by TKO in the sixth round of their super featherweight bout at MGM Grand Conference Center Grand Ballroom on June 09, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

That said, Stevenson is unquestionably one of the smartest pugilists present today. And he has every weapon in his artillery to overpower his opponents.

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Citing that, it’s safe to admit that ‘Fearless’ might turn out to be a legend in the game in the coming years. It’ll be intriguing to see how he molds his boxing career, to cement himself among the greats of the game.

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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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