After winning the big fight, Shakur Stevenson got down on one knee.
Stevenson, 24, defeated Oscar Valdez by unanimous decision on Saturday to unify the super featherweight championship. After the fight, he proposed to his girlfriend, musician Young Lyric.
She said yes.
“Thank you everyone!” she wrote on her Instagram story. “I can’t believe my baby shared his special moment with me. I’m proud of him and happy about everything!
Young Lyric’s real name is Michelle Ragston. She is 21 and hails from Houston, Texas.
Ragston starred in The Rap Game, a reality show on Lifetime Network produced by Jermaine Dupri and Queen Latifah.
While Ragston just got old enough to legally drink last year, she’s been on the prowl for most of her life.
“My dad and uncle were aspiring artists here in Houston, so I pretty much grew up in a studio,” she told Hype Magazine in 2019. “They were always writing and recording, and I always felt like I was going to grow up and be a rapper too. My uncle recorded my first song when I was 6 and I made a video of Young Jeezy’s “Lose My Mind” when I was 9 which was picked up by Worldstar and went viral. It’s been going ever since.”
In the interview she described her musical influences.
“I’ve always looked up to Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, and I’m also a huge fan of Cardi B. Definitely influenced by Drake, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott and The Migos,” she said. “I also love what the NBA Youngboy, Da Baby, Lil Baby and City Girls are doing and I love that so many female artists are getting more exposure now. I would like to work with one of these artists now.”
The couple welcomed a baby girl, Leilani Asha, in December.
“It’s officially a week until my due date🦋💗💗,” Ragston announced on Instagram shortly before the birth of her child. “I feel scared, excited and blessed at the same time 😵💫 I never thought this day would come soon but I don’t make plans, that’s God’s job. I’m lucky to have such great support around me.
“Thank you to our family and of course my baby @shakurstevenson for always making it possible and making sure our baby shower was beautiful and everything I wanted ❤️❤️ and thank you to everyone who came and brought gifts , which we appreciate very much.”
https://nypost.com/2022/05/02/meet-young-lyric-shakur-stevensons-fiancee-after-in-ring-proposal/ Meet Young Lyric, Shakur Stevenson’s fiancé after the proposal in the ring