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“I Don’t FW You Clown A**”: Shakur Stevenson Claps Back at Ryan Garcia for Calling Him “Arrogant” Over Keyshawn Davis Incident

Published 11/20/2023, 12:42 AM EST

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After Shakur Stevenson won the WBC Lightweight title in only his second fight at 135 lbs, Ryan Garcia, in a public statement, declared that he was disappointed with Shakur’s last fight. And to put the icing on the cake, he even branded Stevenson arrogant over an incident he claimed took place in Vegas. In this context, criticizing Shakur’s performance against his last opponent Edwin Santos, Garcia claimed that Stevenson often “pi**ed” him off.

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As soon as Garcia’s statements came to Shakur’s notice, the current WBC Lightweight champion insulted ‘KingRy’ by calling the same a clown. In addition, by taking to X, the 26-year-old revealed what exactly happened in Vegas with ‘KingRy.’

Did Shakur Stevenson purposefully insult Ryan Garcia in public?


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In the Fight Hub TV interview, Garcia claimed Shakur has been acting arrogant ever since they were amateur boxers. To support his statement, Garcia recounted the time he and Keyshawn Davis were having a conversation and invited Shakur to join them who was present nearby. However, what Shakur did angered ‘KingRy’.

He doe talk like really arrogant s**t. We’re in Vegas, I’m talking to this friend Keyshawn. We’re having a great time. Great conversation. I simply said, ‘Ay yo, Shakur come over.’ He looks at me and goes, ‘Nah, you got to come over here’,” reported Ryan


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However, Shakur objected to Ryan’s narrative. He claimed that he was present at the spot before even Garcia and Keyshawn arrived. Likewise, explaining his situation, he wrote, “Ni**a I wasn’t being arrogant I don’t fw you clown ass ni**as what I’m coming over to u I been sitting there before.”

In this context, Shakur even referred to Gervonta Davis making Garcia quit with a body shot in their April fight. At this, while the two exchanged words, promoter Oscar De La Hoya tried to fish in troubled water.


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Oscar De La Hoya calls for Garcia vs. Shakur

Shakur just became the WBC Lightweight champion. On the other hand, Ryan Garcia has yet to fight his scheduled opponent Oscar Duarte  on the 2nd of December. However, noticing the exchange of words between the two, Oscar De La Hoya could not help but suggest a potential fight. In fact, the CEO of Golden Boy Boxing, even declared that Ryan would sell the most number of PPVs should the fight take place.


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With that said, what do you make of the banter? In addition, do you want a fight between the two? Let us know in the comments below.

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