Newark boxer Shakur Stevenson ready for the bright Madison Square Garden lights | Politi

NEW YORK — Shakur Stevenson has fought in Morocco and the Ukraine, in Argentina and Nevada and Southern California and, of course, in Rio de Janeiro. But in own his backyard? 

He hasn’t thrown a punch in a ring within driving distance of his home city in more than two years, and most of those bouts took place in front of hostile crowds. He fought — and beat up — a Brazilian at the Olympics in Brazil, so the kid is used to hearing boos after he’s introduced.

Finally, in his second professional fight, that will change. The Newark native will fight in Madison Square Garden …read more

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