Shakur Stevenson returned to the ring tonight in Reno and put in a solid shift to come out with a wide decision.

The 2016 Olympic silver medallist won an easy unanimous decision against Juan Tapia with all three judge’s scorecards reading 80-72, 80-72 and 80-72 in his favour.

He fought an intelligent, tactical fight that suited his style which the purists out there will surely appreciate.

Although, not everyone is quite sold on him just yet:

Perhaps some of this feedback is a little harsh though, in all fairness.

He is still very, very young and is only going to improve fight to fight. He has all the ability and talent to become the future of American boxing if he remains focused and improves fight to fight.

Rome wasn’t built-in a day.