Shakur Stevenson is widely regarded as one of the brightest talents in the world of boxing at the moment. Ahead of his upcoming fight this weekend, we take a closer look at his journey to the top.
Stevenson was born in New Jersey and is the eldest of nine siblings. He took up boxing aged 5 under his grandfather Wali Moses.
Stevenson had an extremely successful amateur career winning multiple titles and tournaments. His biggest achievement as an amateur was winning the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic games.
Stevenson made his professional debut in April 2017 against Edgar Brito.
Stevenson won his first title when he stopped Jessie Rosales in round four to win the vacant IBF intercontinental and the WBC continental Americas featherweight titles.
Stevenson faces arguably his biggest test to date as he takes on Nakathila for the WBO interim junior lightweight title.