Keyshawn Davis Pleased with the Top Rank Partnership
For most fighters, when they turn pro, it’s a long, arduous process to gain fans, attention and to line themselves up for meaningful bouts. This was certainly not the case for talented lightweight fighter Keyshawn “The Businessman” Davis (5-0, 4 KO’s). Even before turning professional, as an amateur the gifted pugilist garnered a great deal of attention for his stint in the Tokyo Olympic Games where he earned the silver medal.
Recognizing the potential product that he was, boxing promotional powerhouse Top Rank wasted little time in scooping Davis into their fold. Top Rank has enjoyed a long, rich history of grooming young fighters into great professional specimens. This list includes the likes of Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Floyd Mayweather Jr, to name a few. Ideally, Davis would like to add his name to this list of boxing titans. So far though, The Businessman is liking what he is seeing.
“My career is going great right now! I feel like it is because of how Top Rank is moving me. Outside of the ring, I get a lot of attention when I am not fighting. People are coming up to me outside of my city, in different states. Almost every time I leave the state now, people coming up to me outside the state saying, ‘you who you say you are? you are Keyshawn? I’m so excited to meet you!’ People think I am a real celebrity out here now. So Top Rank is definitely moving me the right way…so imagine when I am 20 fights in! I’m going to be that top-ranked superstar that they want me to be!”
While his next opponent has not been formally named, Davis says he will next ply his brutal trade this September.
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By: Bakari Simpson