The first win got here when he defeated Oscar Valdez in a unanimous 117-110, 118-109, 118-109 determination.

Stevenson dominated from minute one in entrance of a hostile crowd of 10,102 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, knocking Valdez down within the sixth spherical.

Valdez ended up hanging on however by no means significantly threatened Stevenson. The end result moved Stevenson to 18-0 in his profession and dropped Valdez to 30-1.

The second win got here in the course of the postfight interview. Stevenson paused, bought on one knee, introduced out a hoop and proposed to his girlfriend

Stevenson and Lyric have been courting for a while, and had a daughter collectively, Leilani Asha Stevenson, in December.

Stevenson represented Team USA within the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, profitable a silver medal.

I'm a celebrity on this sport, the 24-year-old Stevenson mentioned after the struggle. Line 'em up. I'm prepared for whoever

Shakur Stevenson jogged across the ring together with his palms held excessive because the seconds ticked away on the most important night time of his profession.

He used a superb southpaw jab, probably the greatest weapons in boxing, to maintain Valdez at vary and arrange his personal highly effective left hand to the physique.

The unanimous-decision victory by scores of 118-109, 117-110 and 118-109 handed Stevenson a second title at 130 kilos.