Footage surfaced on Wednesday of Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson’s Miami brawl in 2018, which resulted in him being arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery, just weeks before the 21-year-old is scheduled to jump back into the ring.
Stevenson, along with fellow boxer David Grayton, were celebrating his 21st birthday in Miami Beach last July when the pair got into a fight with a group of people in a parking garage.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 3, 2019
In the video obtained by Miami journalist Andy Slater, Stevenson can be seen throwing the first punch, which hit a man in a white sweatshirt in the head while bumping into a woman. Grayton, after being slapped by a woman, started attacking her into the ground next to an ATM machine. Stevenson, in the meantime, resumed attacking the man in the sweatshirt again.
Grayton, after being pulled off the woman, can be seen hitting another woman in the face before joining Stevenson in attacking the man in the sweatshirt.
Finally the fight ends and both Grayton and Stevenson can be seen walking out of frame as the video cuts off.
Police, according to ESPN, found both Stevenson and Grayton, 31, about an hour later at a nearby hotel. The pair of fighters allegedly made comments to the group in the garage, including “two women to whom they directed sexual innuendo, which precipitated the incident,” per ESPN.
Both were initially charged with misdemeanor battery. According to Slater, the state attorney wants to upgrade the charge to felonies.
Stevenson — who is named after rapper Tupac Shakur and won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro — currently boasts a perfect 10-0 record and is set to hop back in the ring on April 20 to take on Christopher Diaz at Madison Square Garden. His trial is currently scheduled for June 10.
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