It’s ended up being clear that Keyshawn Davis has no interest in taking the sluggish and precise path on his method up the pugilistic ladder. Instead, the 23-year-old from Norfolk, Virginia, has actually continued to point a bold finger in the face of the light-weight department’s elite.
After yet another banner year, one that consisted of success over Esteban Sanchez, Omar Tienda Bahena, and Juan Carlos Burgos, Davis (7-0, 5 KOs) has actually concluded that he’s almost made with dealing with fighters who live at the bottom of the barrel. While his 2023 schedule hasn’t been exposed right now, the previous Olympic silver medalist has one name in specific that he would like to switch fists with.
“Jeremiah Nakathila, that’s the fight that I desire,” stated Davis to BoxingScene.com. “His last fight, he beat the hell out of (Miguel) Berchelt. Tell Jeremiah Nakathila wassup, I wish to fight him.”
Nakathila, as discussed formerly by Davis, decided to move far from the extremely featherweight department. In his very first fight at 135 pounds, Nakathila (23-2, 19 KOs) was tossed into the deep end against Miguel Berchelt. Anxious to make his own declaration, Berchelt with confidence entered the ring on March 26th, 2022. But while he smiled from ear to ear, Nakathila eventually cleaned the smug appearance off his face.
After sending out the previous champ crashing down to the canvas in the 3rd round, the 33-year-old strongly ended his night in the 6th. Having enjoyed the wiry strong competitor dissect Berchelt mercilessly, Davis concludes that the go up in weight has actually done his advisory some justice.
“I seem like he’s much more hazardous now since he went up to 135. He’s probably sensation method much better at that weight, method more powerful at that weight, method more positive at that weight.”
At this phase in his profession, with just a handful of battles, Davis comprehends why the boxing public does not consider him a real competitor at 135 pounds. In his eyes, nevertheless, Davis has actually grown tired being identified a simple possibility.
So, with Nakathila ending up being meddlesome on his champion mission, Davis thinks that when he functions against him, the concerns surrounding his nerve will lastly concern an end.
“After I f— him up, there ain’t gonna be no ifs, ands or buts of ‘oh Keyshawn world title this, world title that.’”