Boxing star Shakur Stevenson is back in the public eye for the first time since Takeoff's tragic murder ... but he did not speak about the events that went down that night.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Shakur was standing inches away from the Migos rapper just moments before he was fatally shot twice in Houston.
Stevenson went silent on social media in the days following the shooting -- aside from a tweet honoring his friend, saying, "R.I.P Takeoff 🙏🏾"
On Thursday, Shakur returned to his usual routine by joining the "Spit Bucket Podcast" to talk boxing ... and he seemed pretty composed throughout the interview.
The topic of Takeoff was not brought up ... probably for a couple reasons.
One, there is an active investigation into what went down that night ... and there may not be much Shakur can get really discuss at this time.
The other -- the incident literally happened just days ago ... and it's understandable to consider Shakur isn't mentally ready to talk about it.
He did, however, talk about who he'd like to fight next ... as well as some predictions on upcoming matchups.