The Newark Knockout, Shakur Stevenson, Goes To 2-0 with TKO1 Win at MSG



The Newark Knockout, Shakur Stevenson, Goes To 2-0 with TKO1 Win at MSG

Shakur Stevenson looked to go to 2-0 at MSG, the big room, on Saturday night, on a Top Rank promotion, and things got off to a good start when his walkout music he wanted, Where The Hood At, by DMX, came on.

The current fighting pride of Newark, NJ took on Carlos Suarez, out of Argentina, and got right to work in this featherweight contest.

Newark was in the house, as a goodly portion of the fans in the joint seemed to be pro Shakur. The young lefty, age 19, stalked and popped and looked to get the man out early. Down Suarez went, and he got up, but the ref said no mas. The shot: a left hand as the loser was coming forward. His legs were jello, shot.

The end: 2:35 of the first.

Shakur said that left is his money shot, and he would have liked it to go longer, he said after, to give fans more bang for the bucks, but c'est la vie. The dimples popped and he had the people jazzed in the arena, for sure.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.