Shakur Stevenson had the biggest fight of his career ruined by a brawl involving his family members at the post-fight press conference.
Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez went head to head last night with the WBC and WBO super featherweight titles on the line. The fight was held in front of 10,000 and more fans at the MGM Grand Garden. Stevenson put out a performance that will be one for the history books. A boxer could not have asked for better output from his performance like Shakur’s tonight.
Valdez stood no chance against Stevenson as he kept Oscar’s powerful punching at bay. Oscar was with a clean record of 30-0 heading into this fight and a beautiful performance like Stevenson was needed to bring Valdez his first-ever career defeat. Following the amazing fight, Shakur was happy to talk to the media about the titles he had just won and a performance delivered which will go down as one of the best in the history books.
Despite doing everything right from his side, Shakur could not help but witness a terrible incident in the post-fight presser involving his family. As the fighter was answering the questions from the media, he was forced to leave abruptly to stop the fight in the hallway.
Shakur Stevenson’s mom and other family members get into a brawl
Shakur’s mom was attempting to barge into the newsroom as her son was talking to the media. The fighter dropped his microphone and the two belts he had in his hand to run to the hallway and save his family from the brawl. It is truly sad that the 24-year-old fighter had to go through this on the biggest night of his career.
In the video attached, it can be seen that Shakur was clearly disappointed that his family members got into an altercation. Stevenson was trying his best to get his family to calm down but there was only so much he could do. His mom was later reported to be fine with no injuries from the crazy fight.
Watch the entire brawl go down below: