Shakur Stevenson has claimed to have retired from boxing on the age of 26.
The unbeaten American holds the WBC light-weight title and beforehand reigned as WBO featherweight champion and unified super-featherweight champion.
Stevenson most not too long ago fought in November, beating Edwin De Los Santos on factors to win the vacant WBC light-weight belt, and he now claims that bout was his final.
The American wrote on X on Monday (29 January): “I’m officially retiring from the sport of boxing.
“I’ll be in the gym forever, perfecting my craft and helping the next generation become great and chase [their] dreams, but I ain’t [f***ing with] this weak boxing game.”
Stevenson’s tweet adopted a submit through which he reacted to reviews that Emanuel Navarrete will battle Denys Berinchyk for the vacant WBO light-weight title, writing: “This is sickening.. S*** is Disgusting.” He quickly added: “I [might as] well retire.”
The main light-weight titles turned vacant in late 2023, after undisputed champion Devin Haney relinquished the belts whereas making ready to maneuver up a division.
The unbeaten American then beat Regis Prograis in December to win the WBC super-lightweight belt.