When it comes to boxing, it can affect your career if you don’t balance the weights for your fights. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for the 25-year-old world champion Boxer Shakur Stevenson. He is trending after it was reported he was unable to put on weight today before his game against Robson Conceicao, and will be stripped of his two 130-pound titles, according to reports. ESPN—The championship rules are governed by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC.)
Shakur weighed 131.6 pounds and had two hours to lose 1.6 pounds but couldn’t shed the extra pounds. He shared a message on Twitter in response to the loss of his title, saying, “I gave it my all. I’ve been pro my entire career and put on weight, but my body can’t put on 130 anymore. My health must come first. I’m going up to 135 in my next match. ” He added, “It’s showtime. I’m locked out, regardless. See you guys soon.”
I gave it all mine. I’ve been pro my entire career and put on weight, but my body can’t put on 130 anymore. My health must come first. I will increase to 135 in the next match.
– Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) September 22, 2022
There are mixed opinions about Shakur not gaining weight. One person tweeted, “Unfortunate to see Shakur Stevenson lose weight at 130, but there are so many more compelling ways to confront him at 135, so YOLO.” Another tweeted, “Sorry Shakur, I can’t protect you this time.”
While many look forward to the upcoming match, Shakur’s competitor Robson is having an impressive career. He is an Olympic gold medalist and will qualify to win the two vacant titles, assuming the showdown goes as planned. Robson, 33 from Brazil, weighed 129.6 pounds for a chance to win a second title of his career. Roommates, do you think it’s fair for Shakur to lose the title? Drop a comment and let us know!