“You Stand on Yo Own”: Keyshawn Davis Pens Heartfelt Message for Shakur Stevenson After Victory Against Edwin De Los Santos

Published 11/19/2023, 9:11 AM EST

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It turns out Shakur Stevenson has two Davis’ in his life. While one is friendly, the other is a potential rival. In a recent turn of events, Keyshawn Davis, the friendly one, turned to Instagram with sweet words of motivation for Shakur Stevenson. ‘Sugar’ is coming off a unanimous decision win over Edwin De Los Santos. Yet, the victory took a bittersweet tone as the boxing world condemned Shakur’s lackluster act in the ring.

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Although, Keyshawn ‘The Businessman’ Davis did not share the same sentiments. Davis, who many consider a superstar in the making, stood beside the recently crowned three-division champion. So, while penning sweet words of motivation for Shakur, Davis also shared pictures and clips from the dressing room moments before the clash. Here’s what Davis had to say to Shakur after the fight on Thursday night.

Keyshawn Davis’ message is like a stamp of approval for Shakur Stevenson

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Turning to Instagram, Davis claimed he is proud of ‘Sugar’ because he knows how to handle himself in every situation. “Proud of you brother every situation you know exactly how to carry it & you stand on yo own 10 every time,” wrote Keyshawn. In addition, the 9-0 boxer suggested people are going to have opinions regardless of what he does.

 

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“They gonna love or hate us regardless g,” Keyshawn wrote. So, the undefeated pugilist suggested that Shakur should focus on recovering from his last fight and get back in the gym to grind. Keyshawn wrote, “Rest up & right back to the GYM!” With Keyshawn’s message out of the way, what does Shakur have to say about his last fight?

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Shakur Stevenson is more than a ‘unanimous’ champion

The boxing world wasn’t alone in thinking the fight was bad. Even Shakur Stevenson suggested the same and admitted that he wasn’t “feeling too good.” Even though he rendered Edwin De Los Santos’ offenses useless, he felt that he wasn’t 1o0 percent during the fight. But not before asking critics to stop watching his fights if they don’t want to. Turning to X (formerly Twitter), the new WBC Lightweight World Champion admitted that he wasn’t at his best during the fight. “Wasn’t 100 percent tonight, no excuses,” wrote Shakur.

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Moreover, the 21-0 boxer claimed people often switch sides, so he is not worried. “One day they wit u next day they hate I love it,” wrote Shakur. What’s more, before ending the tweet, Shakur told his critics, “Oh yeah, if u don’t wanna watch, don’t f**king watch.” In the end, Shakur added that one bad fight does not define him.

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While Shakur might not have won the fight in the way he would have wanted, Keyshawn, among others, expressed his support for Shakur. However, what matters more are your thoughts on the fight – what do you think about Shakur’s win? 

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Sudeep Sinha

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The first time boxing captured my attention, it was because of a line I heard in the film 'Rocky Balboa', a film surrounding boxing. The line went like this, "But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward.
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