The 2020 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis has seemingly bypassed the prospect stage of his career. Davis, who is undefeated in seven professional fights with Saturday, April 8th, being Davis’ eighth pro fight, which opens the ESPN telecast on a Top Rank card, when he faces Anthony Yigit.
Despite having a step up in competition over the weekend, Davis has been publicly targeting one of the hottest prospects/contenders in the world right now - Frank Martin. Martin, who recently defeated Michel Rivera, in a Showtime Championship Boxing main event.
This comes on the heels of Martin when speaking with FightHype.com, saying he doesn’t know if Davis has much more room to grow as a fighter. Martin cites the deep amateur pedigree of Davis, and rhetorically asked ‘how much better could Davis get?’
“I’m focused on the fight ahead of me, and I don’t really give a [expletive] about Frank Martin,” said Keyshawn Davis to ThaBoxingVoice after the press conference. “Hopefully, [one day] we get to fight.”
As for Davis’ fight on Saturday night, he will be facing Anthony Yigit, who holds a win over Sandor Martin and was stopped by Rolando “Rolly” Romero, a fighter who has had words with Keyshawn Davis as well.
"They both fought former world champions, being in twelve-round fights and stuff like that,” said Davis to FightHype about his switch in opponents. “It serves as a [level of a step-up fight], I will still say it is the same level of a step-up - physically it is definitely a different fight.”