Keyshawn Davis believes the best efficiency in his subsequent struggle will take him from being a prospect to turning into a world-class contender.
Davis, the Olympic silver medallist from Norfolk, Virginia, will meet Juan Carlos Burgos on the Teofimo Lopez vs Sandor Martin undercard at Madison Sq. Backyard, reside on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion and Sky Sports activities Enviornment at 2am on Sunday morning.
This might be simply the seventh bout of Davis’ skilled profession.
In distinction Burgos is a hardened veteran. In his 44-bout profession, the 34-year-old has gone 10 rounds with Devin Haney, 12 rounds with Mikey Garcia and fought fine quality opposition the world over.
Davis nonetheless is undaunted. “I believe I am shifting quick as hell. I believe this can be a massive step up for me,” he advised Sky Sports activities.
“He will problem me in methods I have never been challenged earlier than. As a result of professionally, that is my hardest opponent and he has a number of expertise, he is been within the ring with guys like Mikey Garcia, Devin Haney and a number of former world champions. That is undoubtedly an amazing step up for me to problem myself and see if I can cease him as properly.”
Profitable contained in the scheduled eight-round distance could be an announcement.
“It is all in regards to the efficiency. I simply go in there and beat on him from spherical one to spherical eight and simply look spectacular with no stoppage so if you happen to return to observe his different fights you can say Keyshawn beat him the very best and this struggle was action-packed [then] that is the kind of mark I’ll all the time need to depart,” Davis defined.
“If I cease him then my mark might be made. This man has fought so many prime fighters from totally different ability ranges, to totally different energy ranges, to totally different speeds and he is simply by no means been stopped. He is a troublesome man however not solely that. He can also struggle. He isn’t in there considering he’ll lose, he is in there making an attempt to win and making an attempt to drag off upsets.
“Stoppage or not, I will placed on an amazing efficiency. I believe I will outdo each opponent he fought, by stoppage or not. But when I do cease him then that is simply going to talk for itself.”
Acting at that form of degree would put Davis within the body to problem for a world title subsequent yr, even at this early stage in his profession.
“This struggle is the change from prospect to contender,” Davis mentioned. “Light-weight is certainly the place I need to get my world titles irrespective of who has the belts. That is simply what I am gunning for.
He added: “That is the primary time I am saying it publicly. After I win my world title at 135lbs and I defend, I need to problem some guys at 140lbs as properly.
“As a result of I am a giant 135lbs and I carry my energy and a number of the 135lb guys are going to 140lbs so the panorama remains to be the identical. After I win my world title at 135lbs, you guys at 140 – be prepared.”
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Which means he is trying, ultimately, to struggle elite opponents like Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney.
“Finally is shut,” he declared. “It is beginning to be just like the previous days, I really feel like. Finally we’re all going to must struggle.
“Losses usually are not going to imply something. Have a look at Teofimo Lopez, he is nonetheless headlining at MSG. No one actually cares in regards to the Kambosos struggle and him dropping, they simply need to see Teofimo Lopez struggle. That is actually what it ought to be about. Placing on nice fights, placing on massive fights and simply preserving boxing alive.
“Them guys on the prime, they know me,” he continued. “They know what’s to return. It is as much as me to maintain doing what I am doing to get there to struggle these guys.”
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