David Stevens | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 8
Mike and Cedric discuss David Stevens, 22, from the East Reading Boxing Club who is continuing to climb through the ranks of professional boxing.
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Foreign [, Music, ] fight fans, thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of knuckle up with yours, truly Mike Orr and unfortunately, my men’s sander Ben is not in the dent day.
Folks, I don’t know, I guess, he’s busy training, probably working with Team Canada or doing something along the lines of that, but he’s here in spirit and guys.
We got a good one for you today, so we’re gon na profile, David Stevens, guys, yes, David Stevens.
If you don’t know about this 22 year old Orthodox fighter, who fights out of Pennsylvania, uh he’s five eleven and a half in the super middle division.
He right now supports a record of 11-0 with eight Knockouts and he is ranked 46 out of 229 in the United States, 223 out of 14 15 in the world.
Guys and yes, you are going to be able to watch him fight Robert McGee, this coming October.
The 21st and this one is at Bally’s Atlantic City.
This one is going to be a good one.
This is on the undercard of the Isaiah scene and abiko card uh.
We also have Marlon Harrington The Knockout errors on there.
Man we’ve got Moses Johnson’s on there and our man, David Stevens, taking on Robert McGee a great little card.
Here, that’s going to be uh promoted by Dimitri Salida.
Let me tell you about this kid.
Stevens is a former Team USA member supported an amateur record of 60 and eight uh.
His career highlights were a two-time Junior Olympic gold, medalist silver Golden Gloves, Champion ringside world champion 2017, USA, boxing youth, National Champion 2018 Emil, Jeff, jashiv, Memorial Tournament, gold, medalist, 2018, youth Continental championships, gold medalist and the 2018 youth World Championships qualifier.
So you know this: kid is no slouch when it comes to being in that ring.
Do you know this kid we were talking about today? Yes, yes, I got the chance to watch a little bit of some of his highlights.
Um I got the one that I sent you did you get the one that I sent you from his fourth fight? Yes, yes, yes, yes! Yes, yes, yes, very impressive, very impressive! That’S why I wanted to come on and talk about him um that – and I was gon na – ask you is this says uh hopped on you you mentioned, is his amateur stats and uh the stuff that he that he did as an amateur.
You know just off the top of my head, like a lot of people, a lot of people think that the amateurs don’t matter that you just turn pro but like that, the amateurs matter, for the sake of just getting that experience of fighting the the best.
You know at least the best in your area or in your country before um, before you turn professional and and your record really counts, and and just little things like like uh, developing your power um, you know as an amateur some.
Some guys are more with the fast game and some guys more depend.
Men and female, I should say, depend uh.
Some people depend more on their power and amateurs.
You could uh you can you can.
You can try to develop both both of those things? Anyways.
Sorry for babbling on my old points, my whole point of saying that is um I can tell uh.
Mr Stevens has a you know a good good, amateur background, because you can tell in this.
You know you know he’s still earlier in his pro career, but um he’s still only 22 right um.
He went 65-9 as an amateur total um.
He won the junior national title and the silver Golden Gloves the pal and the Ring Side as a senior he represented.
The United States and won two International tournaments uh.
The heavy-handed youngster who also goes by Dynamite, was number five in the world at heavyweight.
This is the thing and since turning pro he has come down in weight class like uh, so you know starting off as a heavyweight and now cruising cruising at um.
You know this middle, I believe, did I say middle yes, uh super middle, so you know he’s coming down to wait, uh and he’s looking great in these uh in this 160 division, man and uh.
You know, honestly, after watching a couple of those highlights, man uh the way he rips that body you know what it is.
Are you checking to see what weight those are? Yeah, yeah, they’re, all 10 ounce, they’re 10 ounce gloves they’re all they’re, all bad bad you’re.
Fighting gloves yes, but this kid Stevens man, honestly uh, definitely gon na – want to watch out for him he’s just fighting on the 21st uh.
You know Steven’s promise caught the eye of one of the best talent spotters in boxing Cameron Duncan of now boxing oceans, uh.
Previously Duncan discovered Kelly pelvic Terrence, where is he from? Where is where is Mr Stevens from where is he from oh? He, he hails from Pennsylvania Reading Pennsylvania to be exact: okay, okay, okay yeah, so you know um so Cameron Duncan.
We all know of dial boxing promotions.
You know he also discovered uh Brandon Rios Diego Corrales uh, you know Stevens is, and this is quote from Duncan uh Stevens is one of the best, if not the best fighters in the amateurs uh one day, I got a call from his trainer who it was Andreas Acuna uh and they started to talk and quickly worked out a deal.
He is someone I had watched for a while uh when the opportunity came up and worked with him, so he was so excited to do so.
End quote man so Duncan believes in this kid, and we all know that Duncan has previously discovered some great great Fighters out there.
So for him to say that Stevens is definitely one of the best amateurs out.
There means a lot and uh.
You know his amateur record definitely uh touches on that.
You know finishing 65-9 with all those accolades that I mentioned earlier.
All those championships that he’s won uh so guys be on the looking for this kid man, yeah yeah as I go through it go ahead.
Sorry, sir, for cutting you off go ahead, go ahead.
Yeah yeah 1108 Knockouts be on the lookout for this kid man, 1108 Knockouts, yes, um and of course you guys know you know I always.
I love mentioning the defense and and emphasizing on that with my boxers with Mr Stevens.
Footwork is also a part of good defense, not just to set up your offense with you know you got to be in the right position to land punches, but you also have to be in the right position and have good balance to get out of out of The way of punches – and I have – as I have his highlights on now – he does a good job of using his footwork for his offense, but also for for defense, too um yeah yeah.
I see him getting touched up with the job a little bit extra, but uh those little things like that.
He can clean up so we’ll see, and you know what he’s got a long time to clean it up, because right now he’s only 22 years old, so he’s got a long time left in this game, uh his cards right so guys.
You heard it here.
Man Mike or Cedric telling you David Stevens, be on the lookout for this kid man come into a ring near you October 21st.
I already told you guys Salita promotions man be on the lookout for it.
You’Re gon na you’re gon na, like it man.
So will I uh Carl thanks for all the comments? Yes loads of boxing this weekend, the all-female card in the UK? Yes, boxing is back guys hey time what time, what time like our time is, is Haney and cambos is gon na happen on Sunday? Isn’T there uh? Yes, yes, so it is scheduled.
The Haney cambosis is going to be uh 9 p.
Eastern is what it’s saying: 9 p.
On Sunday, yeah 9pm, Eastern and that’s on October.
The 15th 9 p.
So that is the main event ring.
Walks are scheduled for 2.
Uh like aesthe time, which uh yeah is 10 30 p.
Eastern time so guys uh yeah, it’s uh! It’S not like.
You got ta wake up super early or anything to watch this one.
So definitely lots of fights this weekend.
We will to be talking about it on the Friday night panel, so make sure you come and join us guys.
That’S all the time we have for today on knuckle up man.
So Cedric you have anything you want to say before we get out of here: nah man just um.
You know I missed the last couple of Fridays, but uh I’ll be doing my best to join this one, to talk about all the box and get them.
I have to extend this Friday.
Show yeah, it’s gon na be great.
It’S gon na be great.
Well guys, we’ll see you tomorrow same time same channel New Prospect.
You know what it is man we’ll see you then peace, peace,