Thing’s got heated on Twitter/X over the weekend when Ryan Garcia’s beef with Shakur Stevenson went to a whole other level. Fuming over criticisms Garcia made regarding Stevenson’s low-output decision victory over Edwin de los Santos last Thursday, the two young fighters engaged in a war of social media words.
“Shakur, he’s been getting on my nerves since the amateurs. He’s so arrogant, and I don’t say that about nobody,” Garcia said in an interview with BoxingScene.
“But man, he just walks around like his sh*t don’t stink. And he talks sh*t about everybody and thinks he’s some type of dude who knows everything about boxing. Well, if you knew everything about boxing, then why the hell did you not get to [De Los Santos]? He was scared of him and didn’t throw any punches…he has to humble himself a little bit…you’re boring as sh*t, and everybody knows it. That was boring. That was the best night of sleep I’ve ever had.”
Well, that obviously didn’t sit well with the 26-year-old Stevenson, who had been taking flak for his poor performance ever since fight night.
“Nigga I wasn’t being arrogant I don’t fw you clown a** niggas what I’m coming over to u I been sitting there before u if u wanted to holla me u could of came and said Waddup,” Stevenson replied via Twitter/X. “My bad nights I win on yo bad nights u lay down from a body shot and get up after the 10 counts.”
Stevenson is, of course, referring to Garcia’s April 22 seventh round KO loss to Gervonta “Tank” Davis. In that bout, many felt that Garcia could’ve/should’ve beaten the count after being dropped by a Davis body shot.
Garcia, though, would fire off a stinging counter to Stevenson’s own counter.
“We broke records and made life changing money,” Garcia tweeted. “You broke a record of the least punches ever landed in a twelve round fight and made not even 10% of what we made. Quiet your mouth kid.”
The 25-year-old social media presence would continue the barrage by sharing some very unflattering songs and stories mocking the now 3-division world champ, Stevenson.
There’s clearly bad blood between these two that pre-dates this particular social media beef, but the fire is definitely hotter than it’s ever been between them.
Garcia has been telling his side of the history since this flare up, giving some background as to why he has this disdain for his fellow fighter.
“I don’t get ticked off at a lot of people, but he does talk some really arrogant s***, and he is a little bit like that in person,” Garcia recently told Fight Hub TV. “Honestly, he didn’t fight good at all.
“Ever since the amateurs, he’s walking about like his s*** don’t stink, and it pisses me off. I was in Vegas one day talking to his friend, Keyshawn [Davis], and we were having a great time, great conversation. “I said, ‘Shakur, come over. Blah-blah-blah.’ He just looks at me and goes, ‘Nah, you got to come over here.’ Like, some arrogant s***. I’m like, ‘Bro, what is that?’ We’re all in this journey together. We’re all trying to figure this s*** out. You don’t got to act like that, bro. We all know how this game goes. I’m not trying to be who’s cool and who’s not.’”
Who knows if this online feud between the 20-something boxers will lead to anywhere real. Probably not. In the meantime, fans will just have to settle for a purely virtual showdown of words between the two.