Ryan Garcia wants to thrash Shakur Stevenson, make an example of him

By Chris Williams - 11/28/2023 - Comments

Ryan Garcia says he wants to whoop Shakur Stevenson’s “a**” for all the trash-talking he’s been doing about him.

Kingry Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs) views the three-division world champion Shakur (21-0, 10 KOs) as a very “arrogant” person, and he wants to put him in his last by beating the daylights out of the bragging, Top Rank promoted fighter.

It’s questionable whether Golden Boy Promotions will want to waste time setting up a fight between Ryan Garcia and Shakur Stevenson, knowing the chances of it being a bad fight are high.

If Ryan is forced to chase Shakur around the ring all night, it won’t end well for Golden Boy, DAZN, or ESPN to put that kind of cross-platform eyesore on.

Ryan isn’t the only one who has taken to social media to criticize the newly crowned WBC lightweight champion, Shakur Stevenson. The boxing world has been taking shots at him for the timid, boring, and safety first fighting style that he used to defeat Edwin De Los Santos on November 16th in Las Vegas.

Why was Shakur put in the spotlight?

That was supposed to have been Shakur’s moment to shine, fighting during Formula One Grand Prix week in Las Vegas, with a lot of attention put on his fight with De Los Santos on ESPN. But with the way he fought, it wasn’t good for him, Top Rank or ESPN to have highlights of his fight replayed to the non-boxing fans on that huge network.

If you’re Bob Arum of Top Rank, you can’t be happy having that kind of a fight put on ESPN during Formula One week, but he should have known better.

If you’ve got a fighter with a boring style like Shakur’s, you DON’T put him in the spotlight to where the fans and the network ESPN will pay a lot of attention to him. You could see that would be an utter disaster from a mile away.

You hide the boring fighter, schedule his fights when no one will see them, and put them on undercards where there’s less chance of them doing harm. Top Rank putting Shakur in the main event during Formula one, what on earth were they thinking?

Arum should have used one of his entertaining fighters like Ray Muratalla for the headliner spot on Formula One week, NOT Shakur. What was Arum thinking? It was a baffling move. Chris Williams would have never done that in a million years.

Ryan Garcia wants to kick Shakur Stevenson’s a**

Brian Custer: “It’s interesting on social media, you’ve always been active there, but so has Shakur Stevenson. He did not have a good performance at all [against Edwin De Los Santos on November 16th], and a number of people have come at him. Devin Haney is one of them,” said Brian Custer on his YouTube channel.

“You two have had some back & forth. Tell me, what is the deal that bugs you the most about Shakur Stevenson.”

Ryan Garcia: “I’ve already said a lot about it, and I don’t know if I want to keep pressing on it. I’ll give you something. Like I’ve said in other interviews. He’s an arrogant person, and he’s arrogant in real life. That’s why I don’t like him, and I don’t say that about a lot of people.

“I love a lot of people, and I’m cool with everybody, but man, that guy, he’s been ticking me off since the amateurs. I want to just kick his a**. There’s enough of the talking. I’m here to kick his a**.”

Can Ryan humble Shakur by beating him?

Ryan Garcia isn’t going to change Shakur’s personality by beating him, and trying to humble the guy. That’s probably not going to work because Shakur’s personality is set. He’s always been a cocky type, and even if he beat him, he’ll likely muddy the water by saying he should have won.

Ryan should do his own thing, let Shakur continue to act the way he does, and fight with his style, which will be a BIG problem for Top Rank and ESPN.

“If he wants it, I’ll beat his a**. I’m tired of him. You talk way too much s***, and when he’s talking s***, he’s talking s***, s***. It’s not like to entertain. He’s taking everything personal. Alright, you want to take it personal, we can take it personal,” said Ryan.

“I don’t like to do that, but he’s so arrogant that it’s to the point where I got to whoop his a**. That’s a guy I want to whoop his a**. It’ll be a different motivation. I’m whooping his a** to the point where he can’t run with me. I’m going to his a**. If he’s not going to throw no punches, what do I have to worry about?”

Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramirez whooped Shakur in the finals of the 2016 Olympics, which had him crying in a strange, tearless manner, but it didn’t change him one bit. Shakur continued to be the person he was after the fight and was helped by Top Rank, who has matched him well since he turned pro.

“I just got to be worried about, are the fans going to be entertained. This mother f**** is going to be running. He’s going to be running. I might trip his a**,” said Ryan about Shakur.

Brian Custer: “The latest [from Shakur Stevenson] was like, ‘Hey, look, I’m a three-division world champion. You have never been a world champion.'”

Ryan Garcia: “I’ll respond to that. I did break a record. I’m the first person to make $30 million without a world title. How about that? Because these titles, anybody can win a title, and we know that. Anybody knows that. He [Shakur] didn’t fight no crazy competition. He got a lot of vacant world titles.”

Ryan is right about anybody being able to win a world title. Shakur captured his three division world titles against these fighters:

  • Edwin De Los Santos: vacant WBC lightweight title
  • Jamel Herring: WBO super featherweight. Herring is 38-years-old.
  • Joet Gonzalez: vacant WBO featherweight title

“Anybody that knows boxing knows what it is, man. This is how the organization. They do their thing. I don’t want to get too political. It is what it is. I want to be a world champion. I’m not dissing the world titles,’ said Ryan.

“I want to be world champion. I want to get a world title, but if I beat a [WBA light welterweight champion] Rolly [Romero], how much of a champion am I? I’m a world champion on paper. A world champion is beating a guy like Tank. If I beat Tank, I would call myself a world champion at that time because that’s what it means to be a world champion. To be better than the better guy. To be better than the best.

“To be a world champion means your better than everybody. Let’s be real. Being a world champion is beating the best guy in the division. That’s a real world champion or beating the current world champion that actually won the title. That’s what I’m about.

“You [Shakur] can be a three-time, four-time and you can be a quadrillion champion. You didn’t beat nobody. It don’t matter.”

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