“I ain’t fw this weak boxing game”: Shakur Stevenson announces official retirement from boxing

Shakur Stevenson retirement news is all over the headlines, as the former boxing champion recently announced his shocking retirement. At the age of 26, he decided to take a permanent break from the sport.

Stevenson was one of those young prospects in boxing, where he became the champion of the featherweight division, followed by the featherweight, and finally the lightweight division. He also represented his country at the 2016 Olympics, winning the silver medal in the bantamweight division. However, the announcement of Shakur Stevenson’s retirement has left many fans disheartened.

Shakur’s sudden decision to step away

The fact that the undefeated boxer had no losses from his 21 bouts is enough to tell how dominant this record-breaking elite boxer was in the ring. Shakur Stevenson retirement announcement does look like he might come back later, as he expressed a lack of worthy competition in the current lighter-weight division, referring to it as “weak” boxing.

On his Twitter, Shakur announced his official retirement from professional boxing but mentioned that he won’t be leaving the gym. He expressed his intention to continue working on his skills and help the next generation of boxers achieve greatness in the sport. He concluded the tweet with, “I ain’t fw this weak boxing game.”

Shakur Stevenson retirement comes after he had already sparked a potential bout with Vasiliy Lomachenko a few days ago. The 26-year-old announced that he is seeking a bigger fight this year and emphasized that he won’t tolerate any spreading of lies within the boxing community.

Stevenson’s future plan for developing boxing

After announcing his retirement, Shakur Stevenson also revealed his intention to work with upcoming talents, helping them enhance their skills and prepare for the challenges they may face in their careers. His tweet about “helping the next generation become great and chase their dreams” suggests that aspiring young boxers with dreams of becoming world champions may have the opportunity to join him in the gym and receive valuable advice from the undefeated boxer.

Earlier in October, there were speculations about Shakur Stevenson’s bout against Frank Martin after his victory over Shuichiro Yoshino, marking his 20th win. However, the expected opponent for that bout changed to Edwin De Los Santos, with Stevenson putting the vacant WBC lightweight title on the line.

While Stevenson did become the champion, he never defended the WBC lightweight title against anyone. Surprisingly, within three months, he vacated the title and announced his retirement from boxing.

The exact reason for Shakur Stevenson’s retirement hasn’t been revealed by the Olympic medalist. However, it is speculated that his decision might be linked to not being announced to take on 3-weight world champion Emanuel Navarrete.

Do you think Shakur Stevenson’s retirement plan should be reconsidered, or should he stick with it?

Abhishek Pandit

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