Stevenson can turn defeat into pro success

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Shakur Stevenson’s bid for Olympic gold ended in tears yesterday but the U.S. bantamweight could see a silver lining as he contemplated his future as a professional.

Shakur Stevenson of the U.S. reacts after losing his bout. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
Shakur Stevenson of the U.S. reacts after losing his bout. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Beaten in the final by Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez, now a two-times champion, Stevenson left the Rio arena and squatted, sobbing, outside with a towel covering his head to hide his distress.

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