Can he do it? Shakur Stevenson is looking to bring home the gold medal in men’s bantamweight boxing Aug. 20, but he’s going to have to get past tough Cuban Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana. This bout should be totally epic and we’ve got the way for you to watch via LIVE STREAM.
We’re going to be watching greatness in the making as 19-year-old New Jersey native Shakur Stevenson goes for the most amazing win of his life in the men’s bantamweight finals at the Rio Olympics. The rising star will be pitted against Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana, 22, who knows how to win big after taking home the gold medal in the 2012 London games as a flyweight. This should prove to be an amazing test to see if Shakur can topple Robeisy for Olympic glory. The fight begins at 1:15pm EST Aug. 20 and you don’t want to miss it! CLICK HERE TO WATCH SHAKUR STEVENSON FIGHT FOR THE GOLD MEDAL VIA LIVE STREAM.
Shakur won his semifinal bout by default after Vladimir Nikitin of Russia was too battered and bruised from his epic battle against Irish fighter Michael Conlon, 24, in the quarterfinals to continue on in the competition. By withdrawing, he sent Shakur to the finals nice and rested up unlike Robeisy, who defeated Uzbekistan’s Murodjon Akhmadaliev, 21 in a 3-0 decision. Shakur has studied up on Robiesy’s fight videos to get prepped and said before the match, “I want that gold medal, it’s going to be a great fight, I promise.”
Win or lose, Shakur will go home with a medal, but we’re sure he’s going to be fighting his heart out for the gold, even though a silver medal would still be a really huge accomplishment for the young amateur boxer. The last time the U.S. won the Olympic gold in this event was Andre Ward‘s victory in 2004. Since’s he’s one of Shakur’s idols, it would be only fitting for him to follow in Andre’s footsteps.
HollywoodLifers, will you be watching to cheer on Shakur during his match?