Curtis Stevens is regarded as one of the most skilled boxers in the United States, with a career spanning over 19 years. He was born on March 10, 1985, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and began his professional boxing career at the tender age of 20. Stevens has since become a famous figurehead in the world of boxing, known for his impeccable fighting skills, strong punching power, and aggressive demeanor in the ring.
Stevens' Journey to Boxing
At the young age of just six years old, Curtis Stevens discovered his love for boxing. Being from a rough neighborhood, boxing became somewhat of an outlet for him, a way to channel his energy and direct it in a positive direction. At 10 years old, he joined the Atlas Cops & Kids boxing program and trained under boxing trainer/fighter, Teddy Atlas, who later moved on to train heavyweight champion Michael Moorer.
In his journey to becoming a professional boxer, Stevens faced several obstacles, both inside and outside of the ring. One such setback was when he got shot in the left hand while walking home one day. This incident could have ended his boxing career before it even begun as Stevens relied heavily on his left hand to punch in fights.
However, despite the challenge, Curtis Stevens never gave up on his passion, and ultimately made his professional boxing debut on April 26, 2004, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he faced off against Larry White. Stevens won by TKO in the first round, marking the beginning of an illustrious boxing career.
Throughout his career, Curtis Stevens has acquired an impressive record of 36 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. He has faced some of the best boxers in the world, including Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, and Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, to mention a few.
One of Stevens' most memorable moments came in 2017 when he fought against "Canelo" Alvarez for the WBC Middleweight Title. Although he lost by knockout, his fighting skills earned him critical acclaim from various sports analysts and fans worldwide.
Stevens has also won several regional championships throughout his career, including the NABF and WBC Continental Americas middleweight titles.
Retirement from Boxing
In 2020, Curtis Stevens announced his retirement from boxing after several injuries, including a torn bicep and elbow injury, had taken their toll on his body. He posted an open letter to his fans and supporters on Instagram, thanking them for supporting him throughout his career.
Curtis Stevens has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the world of boxing, with his impressive fighting skills, dedication, and determination. He will always be remembered as an iconic figure in the world of boxing, inspiring young boxers to pursue their dreams despite challenges they may face along their journeys.