Well, it’s no secret that this is one of the slowest times of the year in boxing, so for the sake of content let’s check out the latest social media feud, this one between Buddy McGirt and Shakur Stevenson. McGirt was asked during an interview about his thoughts on Stevenson potentially going up against some of the top lightweights in the world, specifically Teofimo Lopez, and McGirt have his cold, honest assessment.
“Can I just tell you this, I love Shakur. I’ve known him since he was a kid, and I’m very happy for his success,” McGirt began. “Okay, but there’s an old saying the old school guys say, and that is ‘he’s protected.’ They put him in with the right guys, he’s fighting the right guys — on paper it looks like it’s supposed to be a tough fight, but in reality, no.
“Why? Because they’re building him up for that big fight. Because they know once he gets there, with the opposition that he’s facing, once he gets there it’s a wrap.
“He’s not gonna beat Teofimo. Teofimo will knock him out. I’m telling you he’ll knock him out, man. I know Shakur very well, Teofimo will knock him out. I watched that kid since he was a kid, Teofimo will knock him out in six, seven rounds.
“It’s nothing personal but I know that they’re protecting him.”
Shakur Stevenson caught wind of McGirt’s comments and obviously took them very personally, because he basically shitted on McGirt in a series of tweets.
Buddy Mggirt talk all that shit but steal everybody else fighter and act like he fixing some shit when the last time u seen Buddy Mggirt start a fighter from scratch?!??— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) January 9, 2021
Y’all gotta stop believing these dudes they throw in front of y’all are good coaches just because they say.. 9 times out of 10 ya home coach u started wit is better then the Buddy Mggirts ♂️— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) January 9, 2021
His fat bald headed ass was a decent fighter but sorry every fighter I see him work wit end up losing and then losing again.. I don’t see him working wit no special fighters #Disrespectfully I don’t give af what y’all got to say either My opinion is my opinion— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) January 9, 2021
I guess it’s safe to say McGirt and Stevenson will never be working together.