Keyshawn Davis Wins by KO and Carrington Overcomes Adversity!
On the Shakur Stevenson vs Robson Conceicao undercard, Top Rank prospects entertained the crowd with solid performances. Keyshaw Davis, Bruce Carrington, and Henry Lebron had notables performances out of the bunch.
KEYSHAWN DAVIS BATTERS AND STOPS TIENDA BEHENA
While serving as the co-main event for Stevenson vs Conceicao, lightweight pugilist Keyshawn “The Businessman” Davis (6-0, 4 KO’s) made short work of his opponent Omar Tienda Behena (26-6, 18 KO’s). Unfortunately, at times it appeared that the 2021 Olympic Silver medalist was seemingly fighting the referee Earl Brown as well. This was due to being apparently cheated out of a couple of knockdowns. In the end, it wouldn’t matter because Davis first floored Behena with a thumping right hook. Then after he found his feet, The Businessman chewed him up with menacing left hooks, forcing referee Earl Brown to stop the slaughter. In his post-fight interview, Davis proclaimed that he will be a full-on contender in 2023.
HENRY LEBRON EASILY OUTSHINES ANDY VENCES IN UD WIN
Following a somewhat frosty start, super featherweight prospect Henry Lebron (18-0, 10 KO’s) continued to show his promise. When pit against a determined and aggressive Andy Vences, the talented Puerto Rican displayed patience, solid defense, smooth footwork and a satisfactory punch arsenal. As a result, he chopped up and brutalized his game opponent for eight rounds en route to unanimous decision victory to the tune of 78-74, 79-73 and 80-72. Given his current fight-every-three-months pattern, its very likely the Top Rank fighter will be back in the ring very soon.
MISAEL LOPEZ GRINDS OUT THE VICTORY
In a classic Mexico versus Puerto Rico rivalry, featherweight prospect Misael Lopez (14-1, 5KO) outworked Orlando Gonzalez (18-2, 11KO) in an all-out war. Escorted to the ring by former WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring, Lopez fought like a man possessed as he landed hard right hands and hooks to the body throughout the bout. Lopez won via unanimous decision, giving Mexico bragging rights in the rivalry.
JAHI TUCKER GETS ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE WIN
Welterweight prospect Jahi Tucker (9-0, 5KO) put on another excellent performance against Jose Luis Sanchez (11-2-1, 4KO). Tucker was doing whatever he wanted: shifting degrees of attack, landing hooks to the body, and following up with sharp hooks to the head. His footwork was on point as switched from offense to defense, which had Sanchez bewildered. Tucker made this an easy fight to call as he continued to outclass his opponent until the final bell. All three judges scored it for the young prospect, who had another dominating performance.
BRUCE CARRINGTON OVERCOMES ADVERSITY FOR THE WIN
3Kings Boxing Prospect to Watch featherweight Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington (5-0, 3KO) defeated Jose Argel (9-5, 3KO) with only the left hand. In the early part of the fight, Shu Shu was working the body of Argel to perfection by landing left and right hooks. Carrington hurt the right hand after landing a hard uppercut and was forced to use the left hand. Even with one hand, the young prospect continued to dominate the fight with sharp, counter-left hooks and uppercuts. In the end, the judges scored it a six-round shutout for Carrington, who overcame adversity for the victory.
By: Garrisson Bland & Bakari Simpson