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Keyshawn Davis Steps Up Again In Former World Title Challenger

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Keyshawn Davis continues to test his limits against former 140-pounder Anthony Ygrit. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

American Lightweight prospect, Keyshawn Davis, and known stablemate to Terence Crawford and Shakur Stevenson will be continuing his rapid ascent towards the top with a challenging match-up against Swedish boxer Anthony Ygit who last challenged for the IBF Lightweight title in 2018. Their match will be featured on a fight card that will feature Shakur Stevenson and Shuichiro Yoshino as the headliners of the evening.

Keyshawn Davis (7-0, 5 KO’s), 24, was a well-regarded amateur prospect prior to entering the professional ranks, and counts a silver Olympic medal to his list of amateur accomplishments. The American Lightweight made his pro debut just two years ago on February 27th, and the young talent has since continued to launch on an impressive winning streak against increasingly better competition.

Anthony Ygit (26-2, 10 KO’s) is Davis’ latest challenge and comes with plentiful of experience against Davis who is still undefeated but only seven matches into his professional career. Anthony Ygit is best known for his battles with former IBF Super Lightweight champion Ivan Baranchyk (20-3, 13 KO’s) ― when who had won the vacant IBF title that was available to be won by both ― and Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero (14-1, 12 KO’s) at 140 lbs, but he has recently made a transition to fight at Lightweight where he has so far recorded a two-match winning streak comprised out of a stoppage win, and a knockout victory.

Compared to the previous opponents that Keyshawn Davis has faced, Anthony Ygit is much more of a threat than he has faced thus far given the Swede’s own career and resume. Having faced elite competition before, Ygit presents a viable obstacle to Davis’ quick rise, and he will be the first opponent Keyshawn Davis faces that is officially ranked as a top #100 Lightweight (according to BoxRec).

Despite the dangers that Keyshawn Davis faces, he is helped by a world-class stable that headed by the renowned trainer Brian McIntyre, and knows Terence Crawford (39-0, 30 KO’s) and Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KO’s) as students of McIntyre. Davis further enjoys the benefit of having trained alongside Shakur Stevenson during training camp for the latter’s own slated April 8th fight with Shuichiro Yoshino (16-0, 12 KO’s).

Though a win for Keyshawn Davis will be enough to perhaps make him a viable contender in the division ― despite just having seven fights under his belt, he will likely look to make a statement given his own debut post-match comments of not being afraid to be fast-tracked to go as high up the rankings as possible.