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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 podcast with Paul Greno everyone in anyone, athletes, SEBs and much more. This episode is powered by receptor naturals. My name is boss Ruthen and here are my top three reasons why I love Receptra. First, when I stopped taking prescription paint pills in two thousand eight, I didn't have anything to replace them with until I discovered Receptra, which has helped me a lot. Second, if I have a long drive in front of me, I take it before I start driving. Why? Because it keeps my mind and my back muscles more relaxed, and that makes it easier for me to deal with idiots in traffic. Third, if I really want to push myself, I take it before a workout, because it helps with less selected asset build up, and that 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 the average. Average podcasts are special. Guest today is pro boxers corsives and score 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 coming and past day. I call myself project on myself and ended now, but I'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 you get 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 once I met the fighters, I throt it was cool like that by box eggs, not granddad. And they say can take me to the gym. You Tak me to the gym and I sort of environment and I just fell in love with it, like I see people spawn and I don't know, I just telling up with the school right in and there Gosha, like what was it like going on high school? And...

...like what did the kids say when you said, like, you're a boxer high school and I really had to tell 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. All the 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 parents picks the name Shikors or why do they pike it? My mother, she's a big chock, and I guess see, you just got you, you like that 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 give me like, like how it was like...

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

Olympics? And it was like in China and it was like a like an amazing experience for me. So I guess it kind of took away from them. So you like those Olympics better the Youth Olympics? Yeah, like you better. All right. So, yeah, it was kind of like not new to you to like do all that stuff. It's just like normal. Yeah, that's crazy, and I know your obviously upset that you didn't win the gold, but it was still achievement to win the silver medal. So it was that like myself. Gotcha. And then is that motivate you for the prose, just like because you want to become a world ship? Yeah, of course. Yeah, the next time I'll be in the big mold. There's no way in Hell I care what 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 me a 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 like every 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 your pro 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 fun out 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 biggest stages of my career. So it was like my prose, my prodab wasn't really like that big I was has raised it didn't they didn't make me like we're nervous, probably going to get like the butterflies, and he like a little nervous. Yeah, yeah, so you're kind of you kind of just unfaced, because, I mean I get what you're saying. You went from like the onimpics. This is like a huge stage, and then you go to your pro debut and is it just the Wester? Then? Yeah, sure, and now, yeah, going back to yeah, you're on the Terence Crosser Card on the twenty of April...

...and you're playing Chris Ds is twenty four 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 is a strong guy, decent boxing skills and and I know that any loss for the word title, I know you want to prove itself. Our new regular also short of world like they belongs. Basically like pot for a word title at 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, like now it's like cool at all. I don't know. You want at the April twenty? Yeah, have you? You sparred with them before? I just 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 used to go to the gmx bar and stuff. So, so what's that like if his coach is one one guy you...

...trained with you for yeah, I'm cool. I'm cool one of his coaches. Like. So you think they know your game plan? No, no, more. Okay. That's why I was 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 worlds ups. I kind of figured, like kind of know each other training with Freddie Rosen. Now there's very rose. Get them better and after, after that 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 the taking. No, no young upandcom of fighters taking chances or rich. How I'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 taking no chances like I'm taking. I'm going.

I'm the one that's going. You feel me? said, said the bar yeah, is there any a world title bell that you want, or do you don't? You don't care which one. I don't care which which word snape and want to get the really, and I think this one's pretty obvious. But what's your goals for two thousand and nineteen? I want to win a where title by the end of the year, or probably early twenty and twenty. You have any you don'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 to me. 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? To say 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, I think. Yeah, someone will give you it'll just happened this like when you train, there something, maybe with someone you're working out with, whatever. Say Something Fun. Sunny sticks tripping, though. They supposed to like they supposed to be like the website. Yeah, that's crazy. What's it? What's it like training with Terence Crawford? It's amazing. China, the long style with chars and being around every day and seeing them a training camp and taking a little stuff and learner from. You know who's been winning the video games 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, any game we play, I would connect for ID yes, I connect, but I'm up like a great eight. Three...

...you got got. What do you like 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 like make sure like to hang out my family alive, but I don't really get to see then when I'm in a turning. Came so at a turning can I got 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 brother child vers. All right. And what about, like what's on your playlist right now when you're working out? So I'm listening in the Kevin Gates and be a young boy. I like Drey. Are you? Are you the coach Coming Event Person Twenty years? They hope so, so they they should. I feel like the guy fighting is...

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

...by receptor naturals. My name is boss Ruthen, and here are my top three reasons why I love receptor. First, when I stopped taking prescription paint pills in two tho eight, I didn't have anything to replace them with until I discovered Receptra, which has helped me a lot. Second, if I have a long drive in front of me, I take it before I start driving. Why? Because it keeps my mind and my back muscles more relaxed, and that makes it easier for me to deal with idiots and traffic. Third, if I really want to push myself, I take it before a workout, because it helps with less selected 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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