Shakur Stevenson is currently dating his girlfriend Young Lyric, they are having a baby girl near the start of 2022. In the past the boxer dated Jajaira Gonzalez, sister of his opponent Joet. Details of his relationship timeline!
Technical fighter as he has made his bread and butter over the years, Shakur Stevenson is a two division champion with a stellar 17-0 career record. After making his move up to the super featherweight division the boxer won the vacated junior lightweight title in June 2021 and then proceeded to defend it against former champion Jamel Herring. Making an impression after the first title fight, the defense was a dominant performance for the boxer.
Born on 28 June 1997 to his mother Malikah Stevenson, Shakur grew up with nine other siblings and he was raised by his step father Shahid Guyton. His father was of Puerto Rican descent and he was never in the parenting scene. Growing up Shakur trained as a boxer from the age of 5 and later went on to compete in various local and national level boxing matches.
The peak of his amateur career was at the 2016 Rio Olympics where he won the silver medal for the United States. Soon after that he went professional and started his career in the Featherweight division. Moving through the competition Shakur got a title shot at the vacant WBO featherweight title, he fought Joet Gonzalez, the brother of his then-girlfriend. The boxer is dating someone else now and here is everything you need to know about his relationship timeline.
Shakur Stevenson is Dating His Girlfriend Young Lyric – They are Having a Baby Girl
Shakur Stevenson is currently dating his girlfriend Young Lyric. They have been together for about a year and are awaiting the arrival of their new baby girl.
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The current super featherweight title holder is in a relationship with his girlfriend Young Lyric. The couple started dating at the tail end of last year and have made their relationship official for little under a year. Shakur shared a post on Instagram, confirming that the two of them were dating and the same photo was posted by his girlfriend on 17 December 2020, letting her 1.3 million fans on Instagram about her new man.
Since their first posts, the couple has shared multiple images of each other as Shakur and new girlfriend looked to solidify their relationship. She was his biggest hype-person, coming to fights and cheering on the WBO super featherweight title holder. Recently the couple’s relationship took another step forward with the announcement of Young Lyric getting pregnant.
The 24-year-old fighter shared his excitement over having a new addition to his family. Shakur and his girlfriend later announced that they were having a baby girl. They also appeared together in a pregnancy photo shoot as Young Lyric showed off her baby bump. More recently, pregnant Lyric arrived in Atlanta to witness her boyfriend demolish Jamel Herring.
The new partner of Shakur Stevenson shared her excitement on Instagram. Now, the fight is over, Shakur and his girlfriend can focus on becoming newly minted parents and maybe even tie the knot. The boxer appears content with the relationship he shares with his new gf and soon to be baby mama, so putting a ring on her finger may not be such an outlandish idea.
Who is Shakur Stevenson’s New Girlfriend Young Lyric?
Shakur Stevenson's new girlfriend Young Lyric is a rapper from Huston, Texas. She rose to fame at a young age, as a 7 year old she recorded her first song and went on to perform it. She also appeared in Lifetime TV's reality show The Rap Game and in the 2010s proceeded to build a following a social media as well as a career in the booth, collaborating with big names in the industry.
Young Lyric was born, Lyric Michelle on 30 July 2000, to her parents in Huston, Texas. From a young age she showed a proficiency in performing so her family was supportive. Growing up she wanted to be a rapper and after finishing high school she headed full throttle into the rap game, making some noteworthy records in the process. But now she is better known for being ring side during boxing matches, supporting her boyfriend Shakur Stevenson.
Shakur previously dated Jajaira Gonzalez for over three years. She is also a boxer and the former couple met in 2013 during Junior World team event in Reno. While they knew each other, it wasn't a few years later in 2016 when the began speaking. Jajaira Gonzalez lost during the Olympics trial and she was sharing all her frustrations with Shakur. She even began crying on his shoulder, soon after that (a few text messages later) the two began dating.
This relationship was between Shakur and his former girlfriend was highlighted to the stratosphere when Joet Gonzalez, Jajaira's brother, and Shakur were slated to face each other in a championship game. Things got heated pre-fight as Joet did not approve of the relationship and even after he lost, Shakur's truce efforts were pushed aside by Joet.
It appears the relationship Jajaira shared with her family and their open disapproval of Shakur was too much for the young couple. That was most likely the reason for Shakur Stevenson and his former girlfriend Jajaira Gonzalez splitting. But it appears things are going just as they were supposed to for the super featherweight champion, enjoying a loving relationship with his girlfriend Young Lyric and waiting for the arrival of his daughter.
Shakur Stevenson Defeated Jamel Herring in Atlanta, Georgia for WBO Super Featherweight Title
From the first round it was evident who the better fighter in Atlanta, Georgia was, with fast movement and quick hands Shakur Stevenson was tagging Jamel Herring who looked like he was missing a step. The fight was for the WBO super featherweight title and both fighters were looking to take the belt home. So, the fight was poised for a good contest, but considering Shakur's last showing in June 2021, this was a welcome change.
The fighter was criticized for the conservative approach he implemented against Jeremiah Nakathila. Both fighters were staying away from each other and the commentators were openly criticizing the fight. Later the bout was labeled boring on Twitter with Shakur coming back with a statement saying he will do better. Well, everyone who would've named Shakur's fighting style, boring, had to eat their words as he proceeded to entertain and be fast than his opponent.
It was an overwhelming force that was guiding Shakur as his girlfriend and future daughter were in attendance. And after a dominating the cards all night, Shakur left no doubt as he stopped Jamel Herring in the 10th round, taking the WBO super featherweight title and becoming a two weight-class champion.