Shakur Stevenson wins pro debut in convincing fashion. Here are the main moments in how the Olympic silver medallist did it.
Shakur Stevenson got off to an assured start in the pro ranks this weekend in Carson, California. Fighting at the Stub Hub Center he won a technical unanimous decision over Arizona’s Edgar Brito.
Talks of an early rivalry between him and fellow stablemate Michael Conlan from Ireland have already begun.
As the fight began on his debut the gap in ability between hum and his opponent was evident.
Stevenson boxing behind a solid southpaw stance, utilized the jab to find range and worked to both the head and body smoothly.
He didn’t find it hard to find the target and proceeded to break Brito down, bit by bit.
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The third round saw Brito deducted a point for a headbutt after a couple of incidents with the head. Stevenson remained calm and kept picking him off.
By the end of the 5th round the ringside doctor decided that a cut on Brito was too severe. He sent the fight to the scorecard – giving Stevenson the fight by technical unanimous decision.
In case you missed the fight watch the highlights of Shakur Stevenson win his pro debut here via the Top Rank YouTube channel (hat tip):
Shakur Stevenson Wins Pro Debut