Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis will have his 10th professional boxing duel on October 14. / Photo: Instagram @businesskeyshawn
ROSENBERG – Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis will have his 10th professional boxing duel on October 14. The boxer nicknamed The Businessman will face Nahir Albright.
Davis’ fight against Albright will be an additional match in the main contest which brings together two undefeated middleweight world champions, Janibek Alimkhanuly vs Vincenzo Gualtieri in Rosenberg, Texas, United States. The Davis vs Albright battle will be presented in the lightweight division.
Since making his professional debut on February 27, 2021, Davis has experienced an extraordinary rise in the lightweight rankings. While still posting a professional record of 3-0 (2KO), Davis appeared at the 2020 Olympics, and took home a silver medal. For your information, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics itself will take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021.
After winning silver at the 2020 Olympics, Davis also received a long-term contract with Top Rank. Continuing his career with the promotional company made by Top Rank, Davis successfully recorded 6 wins, including brutal knockouts of Esteban Sanchez and Omar Tienda. Now, the 24 year old boxer has a total record of 9-0 (6KO).
In his last two appearances, Davis also managed to beat two former European champions, Anthony Yigit via TKO, and Francesco Patera with a unanimous decision victory. Both matches lasted 10 rounds.
Facing Albright, Davis was very motivated to continue his winning trend. He must complete this, because it will affect the continuation of his career in the future.
“I came to Texas to beat Nahir Albright. It’s as simple as that. He’s not at my level, and after I perform, a message will be sent. The future of the lightweight division is here,” said Davis, as quoted by Boxing Scene on Saturday (2/9/2023).
Undeterred by bluff, Albright also emphasized that he wants to beat an Olympic athlete again. Yes, in the previous duel, this 27 year old boxer recorded a majority decision victory over US Olympian Carlos Balderas in an 8 round match in Las Vegas, 28 July.
“This is another step in the right direction. He’s someone who blocks me. I’m not worried about Keyshawn Davis. I just beat an Olympian in my last fight,” Albright said.
“I want to fight the best and prove that I deserve to be in the ring with the best fighters,” added the boxer with a fighting record of 16-2 (7KO).