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Keyshawn Davis To Teofimo Lopez: You Already Know I’m Coming, I’ll Come Straight To 140!

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Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas – Keyshawn Davis (10-0, 7 KOs) made a statement on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old Olympic silver medalist earned his most important victory yet by vanquishing former two-division world champion Jose Pedraza (29-6-1, 14 KOs) via sixth-round TKO.

After studying Pedraza for two rounds, Davis kicked his offense into high gear, using lead left hands to prepare vicious fusillades in the third and fourth rounds. Pedraza survived, so Davis boxed on the outside in the fifth. But he reinitiated his attack in the sixth, landing several combos before forcing referee Tom Taylor to stop the fight. 

After the fight was over, Davis called for a fight with WBO 140-pound champion Teofimo Lopez, who appeared in the main event with a close decision win over Jamaine Ortiz.

Davis, rising in the ranks at lightweight, has no problem with moving up to junior welterweight to make the Lopez fight happen.

Davis said, “Throughout this whole training camp, I’ve been saying that I’m the best at 135. 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.

“Teofimo has been doing a lot of talking lately. I’ll go up to 140 and fight Teofimo. What’s up?! Get this win tonight. 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 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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