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Shakur Stevenson | Average to Savage EP42

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This is the forty-second episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring featherweight boxer Shakur Stevenson. Paul Guarino talked with Shakur Stevenson discussing his experience at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, living up to expectations as a pro and his upcoming fight April 20th, 2019 vs Christopher Diaz! Follow Shakur Stevenson www.instagram.com/ShakurStevenson twitter.com/ShakurStevenson Powered by Receptra Naturals https://receptranaturals.com/

This is the average to savage podcastwith Paul Greno everyone in anyone, athletes, SEBs and much more. This episodeis powered by receptor naturals. My name is boss Ruthen and here aremy top three reasons why I love Receptra. First, when I stopped taking prescriptionpaint pills in two thousand eight, I didn't have anything to replace themwith until I discovered Receptra, which has helped me a lot. Second,if I have a long drive in front of me, I take it beforeI start driving. Why? Because it keeps my mind and my back musclesmore relaxed, and that makes it easier for me to deal with idiots intraffic. Third, if I really want to push myself, I take itbefore a workout, because it helps with less selected asset build up, andthat means I can push myself much harder. Those are my top three reasons.God speed. It's up. Everybody, on back for another episode of theaverage. Average podcasts are special. Guest today is pro boxers corsives andscore has gone everything. I'll just or...

...thanks for coming on. Appreciate it. Sure if you just give me a little background about yourself. First,you said I'm a pay several place, current professional boxer and of my comingand past day. I call myself project on myself and ended now, butI'm one of the best balls in boxing right now. It's about to say. You're definitely contender right now. And how did you, how did youget into boxing all? I was younger. My granddad was a boxton coach.I was about five years old and I went to, we also say, like rightly, baseball and I went to one his baseball games and onceI met the fighters, I throt it was cool like that by box eggs, not granddad. And they say can take me to the gym. YouTak me to the gym and I sort of environment and I just fell inlove with it, like I see people spawn and I don't know, Ijust telling up with the school right in and there Gosha, like what wasit like going on high school? And...

...like what did the kids say whenyou said, like, you're a boxer high school and I really had totell nobody that I box. Law stakers and all sides of articles and stuff. So everybody already used got box and so really did get I know you, you're the kids and telling yes, and now I was boxing. Allthe kids knew that, and a lot of people respecting me already for that. Yeah, did you? Did you play any other sports grown up?I play basketball, I play football. I said, how did your parentspicks the name Shikors or why do they pike it? My mother, she'sa big chock, and I guess see, you just got you, you likethat name. One of the greatest guys bend so great. True,true, true. Now, going into the Olympics in two thousand and sixteen, like, obviously everybody knows you made the Olympics, but could you giveme like, like how it was like...

...to make the actual Olympics, likewhat did you have to do to make the Olympics? Actually? Yeah,I had a one. The lemply childs isn't turn cut. The emery childhad actually be somebody that beat me twice already in the trials. I everybody. I kind of going in as an under the I feel like everybody putthat this due beat me twice already, like he got my number, soI'll be him. Man About me. Him. I qualified for like theteam, but then I had a fight over teams also in the internationally.Turn to your name, Fifi lelys there. Gotcha. Gotcha. Yeah, soyour record, I think. I think they said you're undefeated overseas.Yeah, I won every international sight beside my Olympic finals. I lost someOlympic finals. Oh, yeah, true, true, true. Yeah, thatwas an old as an old guard coactus. But yeah, it's impressivethough, road warrior. Yeah, for sure. And going back to theOlympics, like what was the overall experience like, man, all life forme, because how did it use the...

Olympics? And it was like inChina and it was like a like an amazing experience for me. So Iguess it kind of took away from them. So you like those Olympics better theYouth Olympics? Yeah, like you better. All right. So,yeah, it was kind of like not new to you to like do allthat stuff. It's just like normal. Yeah, that's crazy, and Iknow your obviously upset that you didn't win the gold, but it was stillachievement to win the silver medal. So it was that like myself. Gotcha. And then is that motivate you for the prose, just like because youwant to become a world ship? Yeah, of course. Yeah, the nexttime I'll be in the big mold. There's no way in Hell I carewhat it is. Ain't nobody going...

...to be able to eat that.I appreciate a little bit more than when I first got it. Yeah,yeah, no, I feel you, but it's better than get nothing.I guess you can say that aurament is just a cur I don't give mea breakdown on how you prepare for like one of your profiles. I mean, I'm going to turn the CAN now. I'm trying to today and working likeevery stingy with Ay getting better and better. Today, April twenty,I'll go in and show the world one of the best boxers in your boxes. Yeah, definitely. Let's go back...

...a little bit. What was yourpro debut be like in April two thousand and seventeen now, just yeah,little over two years and little under two years. Yeah, it was cool. It wasn't really like, I guess, certain experience you taking like the funout of stuff for me, because I came back from the Olympics.It was a rainy they're going crazy are for that was one of the biggeststages of my career. So it was like my prose, my prodab wasn'treally like that big I was has raised it didn't they didn't make me likewe're nervous, probably going to get like the butterflies, and he like alittle nervous. Yeah, yeah, so you're kind of you kind of justunfaced, because, I mean I get what you're saying. You went fromlike the onimpics. This is like a huge stage, and then you goto your pro debut and is it just the Wester? Then? Yeah,sure, and now, yeah, going back to yeah, you're on theTerence Crosser Card on the twenty of April...

...and you're playing Chris Ds is twentyfour and one's only losses to eat. Know who's a world should them.So how do you see the fight playing out? Until you get them there. So I don't really know how to fight. I know that he isa strong guy, decent boxing skills and and I know that any loss forthe word title, I know you want to prove itself. Our new regularalso short of world like they belongs. Basically like pot for a word titleat thirty, I guess he's saying one thirty really wasn't his weight to night. moved down at six ash that I was cool and before this, likenow it's like cool at all. I don't know. You want at theApril twenty? Yeah, have you? You sparred with them before? Ijust know we put on the same cards before. He also trained in Jersey. Were one of the coaches that I'm cool with. Courshino and I usedto go to the gmx bar and stuff. So, so what's that like ifhis coach is one one guy you...

...trained with you for yeah, I'mcool. I'm cool one of his coaches. Like. So you think they knowyour game plan? No, no, more. Okay. That's why Iwas surprised, like when I see him take the fight with me,because he not anyone know more. So it makes sense to me. Gotcha. It's crazy. Yeah, and I know, like boxing and small worldsups. I kind of figured, like kind of know each other training withFreddie Rosen. Now there's very rose. Get them better and after, afterthat fight plays out, you think you're ready for a world title shot.For sure. I feel like this. This is got full forward title.I feel like we've been honest. I feel like no prospecting box in thetaking. No, no young upandcom of fighters taking chances or rich. HowI'm taking the taking, this fighting. Yeah, I mean, yeah,I want most of your place and they seem pretty much most of them.Seems like a walk in the park for you. Yeah, for sure,but you watch any of the other like the comer, they not really takingno chances like I'm taking. I'm going.

I'm the one that's going. Youfeel me? said, said the bar yeah, is there any aworld title bell that you want, or do you don't? You don't carewhich one. I don't care which which word snape and want to get thereally, and I think this one's pretty obvious. But what's your goals fortwo thousand and nineteen? I want to win a where title by the endof the year, or probably early twenty and twenty. You have any youdon't? Do you have a nickname yet? I ain't got a nickname yet,but Olaus so muself, I ain't going to force some nickname want tome. I'm much just let it come to these. I'm still away.Got You on I don't know, box wreck. They have it as peerless. Fairly. Hell, we're gonna to tell him to get that off there. Yeah, they trip where they where they get that from someone? Tosay that I've never heard that nickname. The day of my life. Yeah, that's why, because I looked it up before and I was like,I did never heard anyone say that.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Ithink. Yeah, someone will give you it'll just happened this like when youtrain, there something, maybe with someone you're working out with, whatever.Say Something Fun. Sunny sticks tripping, though. They supposed to like theysupposed to be like the website. Yeah, that's crazy. What's it? What'sit like training with Terence Crawford? It's amazing. China, the longstyle with chars and being around every day and seeing them a training camp andtaking a little stuff and learner from. You know who's been winning the videogames over there? Me Me for sure make sure exag some who we play? Yesterday you got go to state and not yes, say to day,and he got to state and I got Okla city thunder and I'll beat me. So it's to K your favorite game player right now. Yeah, anygame we play, I would connect for ID yes, I connect, butI'm up like a great eight. Three...

...you got got. What do youlike to do in your free time when you're not boxing, like playing basketball? I'll play video game, obviously, called the booty. Now I likemake sure like to hang out my family alive, but I don't really getto see then when I'm in a turning. Came so at a turning can Igot to make sure I get there be around my family. Yeah,so you had nine siblings, right. Yeah, my mother had nine kids. I'm older's got her or any of them into boxing? My little brotherchild vers. All right. And what about, like what's on your playlistright now when you're working out? So I'm listening in the Kevin Gates andbe a young boy. I like Drey. Are you? Are you the coachComing Event Person Twenty years? They hope so, so they they should. I feel like the guy fighting is...

...feeling in a bigger fight than anyother fights, one of yours. So yeah, for sure, it's true. And you, are you planning on walking out with anybody like a trapperor anything? Should be planning on working out with a rap I got optionsright now, so I'm trying to treat it. Not. They hit Europenow. Yeah, so you gotta shows. So what's that? What's that likewhen like people want want to walk out with you? Like that's prettydope. Yeah, you right. All right. Well, best of welcomethe Tony as, I appreciate you coming up all I thank you, appreciatethe appreciated. That's so, and we're until people where they could follow youon social media. Follow me, I instagram, twitter, as, ofcourse, Stevenson Sony Able Twenty is me versus Chris Christ's and let's see comeout on top. This episode was powered...

...by receptor naturals. My name isboss Ruthen, and here are my top three reasons why I love receptor.First, when I stopped taking prescription paint pills in two tho eight, Ididn't have anything to replace them with until I discovered Receptra, which has helpedme a lot. Second, if I have a long drive in front ofme, I take it before I start driving. Why? Because it keepsmy mind and my back muscles more relaxed, and that makes it easier for meto deal with idiots and traffic. Third, if I really want topush myself, I take it before a workout, because it helps with lessselected as it build up, and that means I can push myself much harder. Those are my top three reasons. God speed,.

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