OLYMPIC silver medallist Shakur Stevenson boxed in his Newark hometown on Saturday (July 13) and knocked out Alberto “Metro” Guevara at 2-37 of the third round in a contest that had been scheduled for 10.

Only 12-0 (7) in his professional career and still just 22 years old, Stevenson is eager to challenge for a world title already. He has set his sights IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington. He called out the Leeds man saying, “Top Rank [his own promoter], you all have to give me better competition. I want the IBF and WBO [world titles]. I would love to go to England to fight Josh Warrington.”

Appraising his own efforts against Guevara, Stevenson said. “I surprised myself today. I was going to the body a lot. I saw him at the weigh-in. He didn’t look like he was in shape [but] that was a great performance I put on for the city of Newark.

“There is only one way to describe tonight – amazing. Seeing all of my family, friends and everybody from the city come out to support me was incredible.”