Shakur Stevenson, of Newark, New Jersey, is a former world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO's featherweight title and the WBC and WBO junior lightweight titles. Stevenson represented the United States at the 2016 Olympics and won the silver medal as a bantamweight. Stevenson won the WBO featherweight title with a unanimous decision win over Joet Gonazalez in 2019 and the WBO junior lightweight belt against Jamel Herring with a TKO win in 2021. In 2022, Stevenson defeated Oscar Valdez to add the WBC 130-pound title to his trophy case. Stevenson is 4-0 in title fights, with other notable victories over Robson Conceicao, Chris Diaz, Jeremia Nakathila and Shuichiro Yoshino.