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Shakur Stevenson involved in brawl, charged with misdemeanor battery

Stevenson and fellow boxer David Grayton reportedly made sexual comments towards women

Aelio Mesquita v Shakur Stevenson Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Just days after his 21st birthday, Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery over his “alleged role in a fight in a Miami parking lot.”


Later that night, Stevenson and David Grayton (15-2-1, 11 KOs), 31, a Washington welterweight, allegedly got into a fight with a group of people in the parking garage.

According to Miami police, the boxers made comments to the group in the garage, including two women to whom they directed sexual innuendo, which precipitated the incident.

Stevenson’s arrest, as well as Grayton’s, was first reported by

According to the police report, a male and female were treated by medical personnel at the scene and had visible injuries, though Stevenson and Grayton had left by the time the police showed up.

Police found them about an hour later at a South Beach hotel, where Stevenson had a cut on his lip and Grayton had cuts on his knuckles. Police said they would check the garage cameras for footage of the incident.

So yeah, not a good look.

Stevenson (7-0, 4 KO) has stayed extremely busy, fighting every two months since December, but apparently not busy enough. Grayton is coming off a November loss to Miguel Cruz.

As of this writing, Stevenson is still booked against Carlos Ruiz on August 18th as part of the Bryant Jennings-Alexander Dimitrenko undercard.

It baffles me that young fighters have Adrien Broner, a cautionary tale so perfect he might as well have been grown in a maladjusted laboratory, and still do dumb things. Come on, guys.

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