Shakur Stevenson Arrested

May 22, 2013
From the scene

Shakur Stevenson Arrested, Charged With Battery After Brawl

By Keith Idec

Undefeated featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery early Sunday morning for his alleged role in a brawl at a parking garage in Miami.

Stevenson, a 2016 Olympic silver medalist from Newark, New Jersey, spent Saturday night celebrating his 21st birthday in Miami’s South Beach area and posted multiple photos on Instagram of him and hip hop superstar Drake. Later that night, Stevenson and another boxer, David Grayton, allegedly got into an altercation with a group of victims inside a parking garage in Miami.

News of Stevenson’s arrest was first reported by on Tuesday morning.

According to a police report, Stevenson and Grayton made comments to a group that included two women in the parking garage. Those comments led to a physical altercation in which male and female victims were struck, according to the police report.

The report states the alleged male and female victims, all of whom had visible injuries, were treated by medical personnel at the scene. Stevenson and Grayton had left the parking garage by the time police arrived, but they were found later at the nearby Shore Club South Beach hotel.

Stevenson had a cut on his lip and Grayton’s knuckles were cut, according to the police report. There reportedly were witnesses to the melee and the parking garage’s surveillance camera captured footage of the brawl.

Stevenson, who turned 21 on Thursday, is 7-0, including four knockouts, since making his pro debut in April 2017.

The young southpaw – who’s promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. and managed by Andre Ward, James Prince and Josh Dubin – knocked out Brazil’s Aelio Mesquita (16-2, 14 KOs) in the second round of his most recent fight, June 9 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Stevenson is scheduled to fight Mexico’s Carlos Ruiz (16-4-2, 6 KOs) on August 18 at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City.

The 30-year-old Grayton, a welterweight from Washington, D.C., has produced a 15-2-1 record, including 11 knockouts, since he turned pro in August 2012. He also was charged with misdemeanor battery.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.
Not good for his clean cut, friendly good guy olympian image.


May 16, 2013
He always seemed a little bit sheltered. Its only a matter of time he gets arrested for dumb shit if hes hanging around idiots. No doubt he'll be squandering all his money too.
Sep 17, 2012
Meh, not a good look but he'll be fine. If this happened in New York instead of Florida, I would be more worried. It sounds like him or his buddy said some shit to some women and those women's boyfriends took offense to what was said and decided to throw hands. If they didn't start the incident (i.e. throwing punches) I don't see how the DA's case will hold up against a good defense attorney. FL has made it very clear you don't have a duty to retreat from altercations.

@Bogotazo am I off base with my assumptions here?
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May 22, 2013
Knucklehead. He's young and dumb. All of us were young and dumb, with that said, we also weren't up and coming boxers. He needs people around him to keep him from doing dumb shit.
Not the best but we've all done stupid stuff..

Who hasn't gone out and said something stupid to some girls somewhere


We don't say Cunt here!
Jun 4, 2013
Need to hear more... Not cool it says both the male and female victims were struck... Hopefully fighting outside the ring is a 1 time thing..