Featherweight Shakur Stevenson charged with battery

Featherweight Shakur Stevenson, one of boxing's top prospects and a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, was charged with misdemeanor battery after being arrested Sunday morning for his alleged role in a fight in a Miami parking garage.

Stevenson (7-0, 4 KOs), of Newark, New Jersey, turned 21 last Thursday and celebrated Saturday in South Beach, where he took a photo with music star Drake and posted it to his social media accounts.

Later that night, Stevenson and David Grayton (15-2-1, 11 KOs), 31, a Washington welterweight, allegedly got into a fight with a group of people in the parking garage.

According to Miami police, the boxers made comments to the group in the garage, including two women to whom they directed sexual innuendo, which precipitated the incident.

Stevenson's arrest, as well as Grayton's, was first reported by slaterscoops.com.

According to the police report, a male and female were treated by medical personnel at the scene and had visible injuries, though Stevenson and Grayton had left by the time the police showed up.

Police found them about an hour later at a South Beach hotel, where Stevenson had a cut on his lip and Grayton had cuts on his knuckles. Police said they would check the garage cameras for footage of the incident.

Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Stevenson's promoter, who was only made aware of the incident on Tuesday morning, said he had no comment because he had no details about what happened. He said he would look into it.

Stevenson, whose management team includes rap mogul James Prince and retired former two-division world champion Andre Ward, last boxed June 9 in Las Vegas, where he knocked out Aelio Mesquita in the second round on the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn undercard at the MGM Grand.

Stevenson is next scheduled to face Carlos Ruiz (16-4-2, 6 KOs), of Mexico, in an eight-round bout on Aug. 18 on the Top Rank on ESPN card at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.