2020 Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis got the biggest win over his career over tough Philly veteran Nahir "Woo" Albright in a ten-round fight as the co-main event in Rosenberg, Texas.
Despite promising a viral moment, Davis was met by Albright who engaged in a tactical fight, that saw both fighters tested more than they might have expected.
Albright started fast and Davis met as Davis seemed to get the distance and range of Albright by the end of the second round, as the fight seemed set in stone. Albright was cut during the fight, and even commented to his corner he couldn't see out of his eye, which the telecast picked up, but didn't impact his ability to continue in the fight. The last few rounds Albright seemed to have the most success as he began to push Davis back, and even caught Davis with a big right hand when he was pinned against the ropes at the end of ninth round.
According to CompuBox, Albright outthrew Davis as he threw 425 punches as opposed to Davis who only threw 331. Yet, Davis was much more effective as he landed 139 punches total at 42% as opposed to Albright who landed 92 at half the connect percentage at 21.6%.
This was the ultimate perception fight, as Davis looked strong, but at times neither fighter separated though it was clear Davis was getting the better of the work over the course of the ten rounds.
Davis extended his undefeated record to 10-0 6 KOs, and will return now on Top Rank’s ESPN show on December 9, as it is rumored that he will face former two-division titlist Jose Pedraza if he can meet the weight requirements.
After the fight, ESPN's Mark Kriegel brought a fight between Keyshawn Davis
"I want to show I belong here," said Davis. "If Pedraza is willing to do it December 9th, let's do it!"
The rest of the undercard is as follows.
The undefeated 2020 Olympic super heavyweight silver medalist Richard Torrez Jr. stopped Tyrrell Anthony Herndon in the second round at 1:26. Torrez sent Herndon down twice.
Olympian heavyweight Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello won an uneventful eight-round unanimous decision against Curtis Harper. The judges scored the bout.80-72, 79-73, 79-73.
Local favorite junior welterweight Giovanni Marquez, and the son of former world champion Raul Marquez, got a second-round TKO over Donte Strayhorn with the stoppage coming at 2:47.
The best bout of the undercard saw 2020 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Duke Ragan get off the canvas in the fifth-round to win a split decision against Jose Perez in their eight-round featherweight weight fight. The scores were 76-75, 76-75 in favor of Ragan, and 76-75 for Perez.
The older brother of Keyshawn Davis, junior welterweight Kelvin “Night Night” Davis got an eight-round over Narciso Carmona via the scores of 80-72, 79-73, 77-75.