- Younger American boxer Keyshawn Davis is already vowing to win Olympic gold for Group USA.
- Davis has fought 3 times as a professional and even competed on Saul Alvarez’s undercards.
- Previous to turning professional he was a prime beginner and stays America’s greatest boxing hope in Tokyo.
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22-year-old American Olympic boxing hope Keyshawn Davis is already vowing to convey the gold medal again to the USA a month forward of the video games.
The COVID-delayed 2020 Summer Olympics happen in Tokyo, working from July 23 till August 8, with worldwide followers banned, and solely small numbers of Japanese followers seemingly allowed to attend.
Davis saved busy through the pandemic-enforced delay to the Video games, turning skilled and combating in a few of the world’s most original venues. In three professional fights, Davis has fought at Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami, Caesars Palace Bluewaters in Dubai, and the AT&T Stadium in Texas.
He has twice fought on the identical card as Canelo Alvarez, the pound-for-pound primary boxer on earth proper now.
Davis will pause his professional profession this summer season as he competes within the Olympics. Earlier than the Video games had been postponed final 12 months, he was thought to be one in every of America’s brightest medal hopes, and that continues to be the case now.
Davis can also be not shy of confidence. “I’ll win this for the entire of America, I do know that your entire nation is behind me,” he told Sky Sports recently.
“I am optimistic I’ll win gold, it is so simple as that. It should make the American individuals completely happy … it will likely be fairly particular.”
Ought to Davis triumph within the light-weight bracket, he’ll be a part of numerous different outstanding gold medal winners from America, together with Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Claressa Shields.
However as a Virginia native, it’s Pernell Whitaker — recognized for his defensive wizardry and success on the 1984 Olympic Video games in Los Angeles — that Davis most desires to emulate.
“Pernell was really from the identical metropolis as me, Norfolk. He was a fighter that achieved greatness. 4-weight world champion, Olympic gold,” he stated.
Davis continued: “I need to obtain every thing he did contained in the ring but additionally be an important mentor and position mannequin away from it.”