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Forget the suit and tie, Keyshawn ‘The Businessman’ Davis brought the hammer to Vegas. He dominated the former champ Jose Pedraza in a 6th-round TKO masterclass. Footwork sharper than a tailor’s blade, jabs quicker than a stock market tick, and punches heavier than a CEO’s bonus – Davis ran the show.

He’s now left Pedraza looking like yesterday’s news. Now Davis is ready to move on to the bigger things because right after the fight, he decided to call out Teofimo Lopez. This could turn out to be a big leap for Davis, and he stated that Lopez just needs to send him a contract and the rest will be done by his team.

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Rising star Keyshawn Davis isn’t waiting for his turn. The Olympic silver medalist threw a wrench in the lightweight division by calling out unified champion Teofimo Lopez. Davis believes he can not only match the reigning king but outright dethrone him. This bold claim has sent shockwaves through the boxing world. Furthermore, he’s even addressed this fight in an interview with Fight Hub TV.

Davis stated, “All Teofimo got to do is send a contract, that’s all he got to do. We got the same promoter, we seen each other in the Top Rank office, we can go back to the office, sit down as men and we can make the fight happen. All he got to do is send me the contract and the fight will be happening.” So, he can see himself triumphing against Lopez, and it’s about time that Keyshawn Davis tries out for a title shot.

Well, his callout has reached the doorstep of his rival, and Teofimo Lopez has reacted to Davis’s challenge. He called it a technique to gain attention and nothing else.

After Davis’s post-fight demand for a title shot ignited tension, Lopez dismissed Davis as unworthy. Will Lopez underestimate the young gun? Well, as of now, that’s what it seems since Lopez doesn’t think Keyshawn Davis would be a great fit to be his next opponent. Furthermore, he believes that it’s still too early for Davis to receive a grand stage, and he doesn’t think Davis is at that level yet.

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Speaking with Punch Drunk Boxing Podcast, Lopez stated, “This kid Keyshawn Davis they talkin’ about, he just wants an easy route to be famous. So big-headed. Completely big-headed. Hasn’t done anything in the sport of boxing. Doesn’t even have a world title. Those little belts that he has. I got that the first year I turned pro.” Furthermore, he continued, “S**t that was in three years, three years and some change, I became a world champion at 22 years young.”

So, it turns out Lopez and Davis wouldn’t be getting inside the ring anytime soon, however, the Businessman still hasn’t lost hope regarding the prospect of this bout.

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Teofimo Lopez and Keyshawn Davis have continued to trade heated words and now new footage has emerged to show one saying to the other that they will ‘f**k you up.’

The first rumblings of dissatisfaction between these two talented fighters came at the weigh-in for Lopez’s fight with Jamaine Ortiz which was a first defence of his world title.

Davis asked Lopez what made him mention his name in a previous interview before a discussion of respect ensued. Though it remained cordial, there were obviously lingering emotions that bubbled over after Lopez controversially beat Ortiz with a below-par showing.

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Teófimo López y su encontronazo con Keyshawn Davis: “Si quieres pelear  conmigo, gana un título”

The fight went the distance, with Ortiz opting to move and stay out of trouble for the most part, and Lopez struggled to effectively hunt him down and land many power shots which has drawn criticism from onlookers such as Terence Crawford.

Now, footage has been shared on X by Top Rank that shows Lopez waving his belts at Davis after the win was announced. Lopez also told Davis to shut up, to which Davis replied.

“I’m not scared of that s**t, boy. I come take that s**t.”

Davis fought on the undercard of the fight and put in another fine performance. He became just the second man to stop Puerto Rican Jose Pedraza after Gervonta Davis and did so in the sixth round before settling down to watch the main event.

Whether or not a fight is brewing between these two, only time will tell.

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Things have been up and down for fast-rising lightweight star Keyshawn Davis in recent months.

In October, it was revealed that the American had his decision win over Nahir Albright changed to a no-contest following a positive test for marijuana. That incident led to a 90-day suspension, and a fight against former champ Jose Pedraza was postponed.

However, promoter Top Rank supported their young star and rescheduled the Pedraza fight. Dutifully, Davis bounced back in style, smashing Pedraza in six rounds on February 8 in Las Vegas.

Top 12 best lightweights in boxing: Rankings for 135lb weight class  starring Tank, Lomachenko, Keyshawn Davis | Sporting News Canada

As a result, the Olympic silver medalist from Tokyo 2020 re-enters The Sporting News ratings at No. 6 while everyone below drops a single spot to make room for the change:

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a tank is a “fighting vehicle carrying guns and moving on a continuous articulated metal track.” It’s an apt ring moniker for Gervonta “Tank” Davis, who has state-of-the-art firepower and a single-minded approach to ring domination.

The Baltimore-born superstar has claimed a variety of title belts in three divisions, but he’s now regarded as the cream of the crop at lightweight. While his win over Ryan Garcia took place at a catchweight of 136 pounds, it was a signature victory for Tank, who is now firmly established as one of the finest pound-for-pound fighters in the world today.

If Davis can lock horns with the likes of Shakur Stevenson and Devin Haney in the future, then his fearsome reputation could reach even greater heights.

 

Keyshawn Davis eyes Teofimo Lopez clash after stopping Jose Pedraza

A scheduled 10-round lightweight bout, American Olympic silver medallist Keyshawn Davis stopped former Puerto Rican two-division world champion Jose Pedraza with a sixth-round TKO.

Davis (10-0, 7 KOs) began imposing his will in the third round, landing thunderous combinations to both Pedraza’s head and body. He appeared to do most of his damage with straight shots to the face, but Davis inflicted most of his punishment with continuous shots to the body in ensuing rounds.

Norfolk native Keyshawn Davis dominates in return to the ring, defeats  Pedraza in sixth round TKO

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“Throughout this whole training camp, I’ve been saying that I’m the best at 135,” Davis said. “Everyone kept saying, You’ve got to get the stoppage. You’ve got to get the knockout.’ But I told everyone to not worry about it and just watch me work. And that’s exactly what happened. I got the stoppage.”

Now, Davis has his sights set on Lopez.

“Teofimo has been doing a lot of talking lately,” Davis added. “I’ll go up to 140 and fight Teofimo. What’s up? You already know how I’m coming. You and your father. So let’s set it up. I’ll come straight to 140. Let’s go.

“And if you’re scared Teofimo, then (Emanuel) Navarrete. He is a great fighter. He is a hell of a fighter. It would be an honor to get in the ring with you after you capture the WBO title. So let’s do it.”

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