Recently footage surfaced of American boxing star Shakur Stevenson taking part in a street fight in a story that captured headlines in the boxing world.
It turns out however that the incident occurred over a year ago and that his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and others dealt with the matter behind the scenes back then.
Speaking to EsNews Arum said:
“We knew the facts and we knew that he was in a place that he shouldn’t have been at. We had a long talk with him and luckily the people around him, his grand father who raised him, coach Kay (Koroma) who has a big influence on him and Andre Ward and James Prince who are his managers, took him aside and talked to him. It will never happen again I assure you. He is a great, great kid and he understands what his responsibilities are. He’s not a wild kid and he’s going to be fine. I’m very comfortable with how he’s being raised.”
Stevenson fights later this month on the Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan card at Madison Square Garden.