Join an Intimate Conversation with Co-Founder Olympic/Pro Boxer Shakur Stevenson, CEO Robyn Moses, and Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Wali Moses on
Mon 12/10/2018, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ
Who is Shakur Stevenson?
Shakur Stevenson the Boxer had a very successful career at the Youth Level, winning the 2014 AIBA Youth World Championships and 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. In 2015 he won the Senior U.S. Olympic Trials, thus qualifying for the U.S. boxing team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. In Rio, Stevenson won a silver medal, losing to Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in the gold medal match. He was the highest-medaling male for the USA. Photo By Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil
It should also be noted that in the Olympics, Stevenson was dubbed "the next Mayweather" by Floyd Mayweather Jr. himself. Stevenson turned professional on February 9, 2017 signing a promotional contract with Top Rank. Professionally Shikur has shown off his quickness, defense and punching skills as he has went on to win 9 professional fights, 5 by knockouts and 4 by decision. (Wikipedia)
To learn more about Shakur take a listen to one of Shakur Stevenson Trainers, Wali Moses in this exclusive interview. Here, Wali Moses discusses how Shakur got started, fighting internationally and much more:
With a bright future ahead and fantastic family and community support, Shikur and family are looking at giving back to the community with the formation of Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Group.
Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life
Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life is the vision of Willie and Robyn Moses and their grandson 2016 Olympic Boxing Silver Medalist Shakur Stevenson.
“We believe all people can embrace who they are, can define their future, and can change the world.”
The Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life organization is committed to using boxing as a tool to:
• Build endurance and perseverance training for athletes in any sport,
• Teach camaraderie amongst the members and their peers,
• Be a strong deterrent to gun violence in the neighborhood,
• Build character, responsibility and respect for their community.
Moses is Stevenson’s grandfather and trainer who taught the 123-pound, oldest of nine children boxer how to fight. Moses co-founded Elite Heat Boxing Gym, which once boasted nine championships at the same time.
Inspired by Shakur’s successful boxing career Robin and Wali Moses have taken their dedicated community support to the next level by forming Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Group.
By providing mentorship, tutoring and some basic needs support for their members, they are able to create a lasting impact that will ripple out across the community. The nonprofit’s ultimate goal is teaching boxing that can enable members to be a success in life and maybe even reach the level of being a contender for the Olympics and beyond.
Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life President CC Minton
In line with expanding their mission into the community, Stevenson Moses Founders recently appointed CC Minton as President of Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life organization. This was noted on a recent episode of the Eric Dawson Radio Show. A great selection as CC Minton is a nationally recognized, award-winning health and lifestyle empowerment advocate, author, media contributor. CC Minton is a recipient of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Leadership Award and just recently was awarded the Michael Gray’s Save Our Nations Inc. Dream Maker Award.
She is also a New Jersey Best Kids Book Author for her children’s book “Daddy’s Greek Potato Pie.” Invited by Michelle Obama’s Press Office, she has covered the Kids State Dinner at the White House. CC has also interviewed food notables such as Marcus Samuelsson as a health and lifestyle editor for Harlem World Magazine, and covered several New York City charity events.
Minton sits on the Board of Governance with the Junior League of Montclair-Newark and has served as a guest panelist at the Jack and Jill of America Childhood Obesity Forum in Washington, D.C. She is a former member of the Wellness Council for the West Orange School District.
Stevenson Moses Ringside for a Cause Benefit
You are invited to enjoy an entertaining evening with local celebrities. The night’s event will include an opening mix and mingle reception. There will be a live music performance featuring Grammy Nominee, pianist Nat Adderley Jr. with bass player Darryl Clark.
Nat Adderley Jr. is known for his work with Luther Vandross. Nat wrote and arranged Vandross' first top 20 pop hit, "Stop to Love," and other songs, including the Grammy Award-nominated "Give me the Reason.". Nat also produced tracks on the last seven Vandross studio albums. These include "The Closer I Get To You," a duet with Beyonce Knowles which also appears on Beyoncé’s album Dangerously in Love and won the Grammy Award for best R&B performance by a duo or group in 2004. At this benefit performance, Nat Adderley Jr. along with Darryl will wow the opening session as they play anything from Miles Davis to Stevie Wonder.
Along the way guest will enjoy Primavera Ristorante ’ bits and bites while networking with attendees, the founders and community dignitaries.
The main event will be an intimate Ringside conversation with Co-Founder Olympian & Pro Boxer Shakur Stevenson, CEO Robyn Moses, and Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Wali Moses about boxing, the community and the passion behind founding Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life. This main event will be led by moderator Stephanie Hutton, President of the Junior League of Montclair Newark, Inc and immediately followed by your participation in an audience driven Q&A session.
Rounding out the night’s activities will be a final networking hour viewing of the final art by local artist Kingdom Art and your chance to talk with the stars, photo opportunities and more. Proceeds will benefit community programs for Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life.
All are invited to join Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Ringside at the Wilshire Grand Hotel’s Primavera Lounge 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 Mon 12/10/2018 - 6:30 – 9:30 PM West Orange, NJ. This event will raise funds for support of programs and services to continue the mission of building discipline, integrity, and camaraderie in the community. Join us to build camaraderie in the community around the sport of boxing. Learn more at Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Ringside and RSVP below.
About the Author and Event Co-Host
Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer and community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York area.
Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards, committees and serves as a Board Member of Maplewood Community Music and is also Vice President of the Northern New Jersey Blues Alliance,
Gregory curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Rutgers Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, the Orange NJ Valley Arts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.
Showcasing, photographing, videotaping events and happenings as they occur around town while living life every day to the fullest. Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador. http://gregoyburrus.me