Keyshawn Davis and Jose Pedraza battled it out at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Thursday, February 8. The 10-round contest pits U.S. Olympic silver medalist against Puerto Rican former two-division world champion. The lightweight bout serves as the co-feature on the card topped by Teofimo Lopez vs Jamaine Ortiz.
Davis (9-0, 6 KOs) was in action last November, when he defeated Nahir Albright by majority decision that was later overturned to No Contest by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation due to a positive marijuana test. In July, the 24-year-old scored a unanimous decision against Francesco Patera. In April, the Norfolk, Virginia native stopped Anthony Yigit in the ninth round.
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Date: Thursday, February 8
Time: At 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m.
The fighters are expected to ring walk at around 10:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM PST at Las Vegas, United States, which is around 3:30 AM GMT in the UK.
“I have all the respect in the world for Jose Pedraza and what he’s accomplished in the pro game,” Keyshawn Davis said. “This is the type of step up I need to get to the next level, and I know Pedraza will bring his A-game. It’s his last chance to get back to title contention, but I won’t let that happen. I will show out for the fans in Las Vegas and everyone watching on ESPN.”
“Keyshawn Davis is going to experience what it’s like to face a two-division world champion,” Jose Pedraza said. “He’s never faced a boxer of my caliber, nor has he faced anyone even close to the caliber of my toughest opponents. He wants to continue climbing up the ranks, but on February 8, he’ll be falling off the ladder.”