Keyshawn Davis Aims For World Title Shot In 2023

In a perfect world, 2020 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis, would fight for a world title in his next fight says the star pugilist, who fights this Saturday, April 8th, on ESPN, against Anthony Yigit, as the television opener. 

Now Davis, is looking to make a statement that potentially lands him one of the huge fights in the division in the fourth quarter of 2023. 

Davis, who now is trained by Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, is looking to continue his momentum in the lightweight division from the amateurs, as Davis wants to skip the line given his deep amateur pedigree, that is fairly realistic. 

“In the sport of boxing, I don’t take nobody lightly because it’s a fight at the end of the day [SIC],” Davis explained. “Whatever challenge he gonna bring, I’m just gonna find out in the ring. Really, to me, this is just another fight.”

Yigit is replacing Emmanuel Tagoe, as Tagoe withdrew from the fight in February. Yigit holds a win over world title contender Sandor Martin and was stopped by Rolando Romero in 2021. Yigit is a step up in competition for Davis, and one step closer to a big fight - as this is a comparable opponent to top names in the sport. For Davis, Yigit and Tagoe purposed a very similar problem, and the change isn’t much of a difference. 

“I feel like they’re all kind of the same,” said Keyshawn Davis to BoxingScene. “I feel like Tagoe has great footwork. With me, I feel like both of them are gonna do a lot of running. One is southpaw, one is orthodox, but they have a lot of experience. I don’t feel like there’s a big difference between those two. I just wanna go in there and put on a great performance.”