VIDEO: Mike Tyson Gave the Ultimate Compliment to Shakur Stevenson

Published 10/23/2021, 10:45 PM EDT
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)


Shakur Stevenson is one of the top-notch young guns of the modern boxing era. In the past few years, he has seen a steep rise in his career. As he has progressed, his opponents have gotten tougher, and tonight, the prodigy will face his ultimate boxing test in a title fight against WBO super-featherweight champ, Jamel Herring.

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Given ‘Semper Fi’s experience, many fans consider Stevenson as an underdog for this fight. However, an equal number of fans and purists are backing the young force to win this fight, and move ahead to have a stellar career.

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‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ Mike Tyson pinned himself on the list of those who feel ‘Fearless’ will have a successful stint.

Earlier this year, ‘Fearless’ appeared on the Hotboxin podcast and received some words of encouragement from Tyson.

‘Iron’ Mike said, “I think you’ll be very successful.” 

“Thank you. That means a lot, coming from you,” Stevenson responded.

Stevenson, until now, has kept a supremely active boxing stint. He has 16 fights under his belt, and he has won all of them. Moreover, 8 of his wins arrived via T/KO.

The New Jersey native uses an aggressive fight style, and he enjoys going toe to toe with his opponents. Stevenson begins his assault right from the first bell, thus putting his adversaries on the back foot. This strategy has worked wonders for him.

It will be intriguing to see if he uses the same approach to hammer Herring in one of the biggest boxing nights of his life.

Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – What to expect?

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Jamel Herring will have the advantage of his lanky super-featherweight frame in this fight. However, Stevenson might look for body shots first to break into ‘Semper Fi’s defense. As Herring will be aware of Stevenson’s approach, he has two options. Play the waiting game and stay away or try to smother ‘Fearless’.

Expect him to do the latter to claim an opening to ensure Stevenson cannot settle. Also, expect Stevenson to do what he does best as he seeks to claim WBO gold.

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It will be interesting to see how things go ahead in this encounter.

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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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