Olympic Silver medallist Shakur Stevenson has set his sights high as he embarks on the start of his pro career.
The 19-year-old American dazzled at the Rio games last summer and has since inked a promotional deal with Top Rank.
BoxNation viewers will see Stevenson make his much anticipated professional debut on the World Title triple-header in Los Angeles on April 22nd.
Speaking ahead of his debut to ESPN Deportes, the two-time Amateur World Champion confidently stated: "I want to become a legend in boxing and when I leave this sport, I want to leave my name written in the history books, along with Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Floyd Mayweather and boxers of that level!”
One of Stevenson’s idols Andre Ward will be heavily involved in his development and the rising star also cites Floyd Mayweather as someone he looks up to.
"The biggest of all for me is Floyd Mayweather. I aspire to become even bigger than he has been for boxing, I have a lot of people that inspire me, the ones I see as an example, including Andre Ward, who is my manager.”
April’s debut will be contested over six rounds at Featherweight with the American eager to steel the limelight in the triple World Title topping show at the Stub Hub Center.
"I just want to make a big impression on that day, to prove that I have to become a boxing superstar and to do that, I hope to debut with a knockout!”
Ireland’s Michael Conlan has already been touted as a potential opponent for Stevenson in a few years’ time. The amateur star, who is also promoted by Top Rank, makes his pro debut live on BoxNation this Friday night.