Nicknamed SHOWTIME, Stoudemire was well on his way to becoming a championship contender, before suddenly retiring. He turned pro in 1980 and lost his first bout to Mike Sacchetti. After going three years undefeated, he lost his second bout in 1983, the year his first and only son JaJa Stoudemire was born. SHOWTIME lost his last bout in 1984 and then decided to retire from the sport. When asked why, SHOWTIME stated that he wanted to spend more time with his family and church.