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Shakur Stevenson targeted for April 22 debut

The U.S. Olympian is expected to begin his transition into the professional ranks soon.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In a conversation with RingTV, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says that U.S. silver medalist Shakur Stevenson is likely to make his professional debut on an April 22nd card targeted for the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.

Stevenson would be featured in an undercard bout for a show that would also feature Oscar Valdez’s WBO title defense against Miguel Marriaga and Gilberto Ramirez’s title defense defense against Max Bursak.

Arum is currently working on landing a major network to televise the card in order get his star prospect some serious exposure, which he seems pretty confident he’ll be able to do.

Stevenson was perhaps the best professional prospect from the U.S. men’s boxing team and was notably pursued by some of the biggest names in the business, including Floyd Mayweather Jr. Stevenson ultimately aligned himself with Top Rank instead, though, citing their long history of building successful careers for their fighters.

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