One of boxing’s most exciting prospects, Keyshawn Davis (4-0, 3 KO), returns to the ring on April 30 when he takes on Mexico’s Esteban Sánchez (18-1, 8 KO) in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The eight-round lightweight bout will serve as the co-feature for the card’s main event, the highly anticipated super featherweight unification bout between WBC champion Oscar Valdez and WBO champion Shakur Stevenson.
“Fighting in Las Vegas at MGM Grand on Pro Football Draft weekend… I was born for this stage, ” Davis said.
“I am going to put on another flawless performance and then watch from ringside as my brother, Shakur, puts on a show as well. The stars will be out, and they are going to see something special.”
Davis made headlines in December on his Top Rank On ESPN debut by scoring a stunning second-round stoppage win over Mexcian Jose Zaragoza. Sánchez will be a step up from Zaragoza, with the 34-year-old bouncing back from his first professional loss in 2020 to record back-to-back wins in 2021.
However, the 23-year-old Davis will still be the heavy favorite, with the 2020 Olympic silver medallist regarded as a champion in the making by Top Rank chairman Bob Arum.
“Keyshawn Davis was the most sought-after free agent coming out of the Tokyo Olympics, and he is among the sport’s most gifted fighters, ” Arum said.
“The main event features two of the world’s best fighters in Valdez and Stevenson, and I have little doubt that Keyshawn is on his way to becoming a pound-for-pound great.”
Only time will tell if Arum is proved right about Davis, but come April 30, Davis will have the perfect opportunity to once again showcase his highly vaunted skillset to the boxing public.