Keyshawn Davis vs Juan Carlos Burgos Preview December 10th, 2022
Former amateur star Keyshawn Davis of Norfolk, Virginia returns to the ring this Saturday, December 10th as he takes on veteran Juan Carlos Burgos of Mexico. The eight-round lightweight tilt is on the undercard of the Teofimo Lopez vs Sandor Martin bout and can be seen live in America on ESPN+, in the UK on Sky Sports Action and in Canada on TSN 2. Davis last fought in September when he stopped Omar Bahena in the fifth round while Burgos was in action in September as well when he beat Jonathan Aguilar via an eight-round unanimous decision.
Davis vs Burgos Betting Odds
- Juan Carlos Burgos +1100
- Keyshawn Davis – 2500
The 23-year-old Davis enters the fight with an unbeaten record of 6-0 with 5 Ko’s and has fought 25 rounds since making his pro debut in February of last year. Davis enjoyed an superb amateur career which saw him win silver medals at the 2019 Pan American Games, the 2019 World Championships, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan as a lightweight, losing to Cuba’s Andy Cruz in the final of each of those tournaments.
Davis stands 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 70-inch reach and has had no problem adapting to pro boxing as he currently owns a knockout ratio of 83.3 per cent. The only opponent to go the distance with him so far has been Jose Meza who went six rounds in May, 2021 but lost every round in a unanimous decision defeat.
Exceptional speed and power are what Davis brings to the ring as he continues his pro career. Understandably, he’s being brought along cautiously but each opponent he’s faced has entered the ring with a winning record. Burgos is a wily veteran and represents a step up in class but fans are anxious to see how Davis handles a legitimate top-10 contender as soon as possible.
Burgos is now 34 years old and climbs through the ring ropes with a mark of 35-6-3 with 21 Ko’s. He turned pro back in 2004 and has 301 rounds of experience under his belt. He stands just over 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 68.5-inch reach so gives up 1.5-inches in reach to Davis. Burgos possesses average power with a current knockout ratio of 47.7 per cent.
Burgos has had three world title shots in his career but he was beaten by Hozumi Hasegawa via a unanimous decision in 2010 in Japan. He then took on Roman Martinez in 2013 and managed a split decision draw in a shot at the WBO Super Featherweight Crown. He had another shot at the WBO Super Featherweight Belt in 2014 but lost a unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia. Since turning pro, Burgos has won the WBC Super Silver Featherweight Title and the WBO Latino Super Featherweight Title.
His other defeats came at the hands of Devin Haney by 12-round unanimous decision for the vacant IBF North American Lightweight Title in 2018, to Hector Tanajara by 10-round unanimous decision for the WBC United States Lightweight Crown in 2020 and to Xavier Martinez and Stirling Castillo by 10-round unanimous decisions in 2021. his other draws were with Yakubu Amidu over 12 rounds in 2013 and over 10 rounds with Angel Fierro in March of this year.
Burgos has beaten some solid boxers during his career with wins over the likes of Vyacheslav Gusev, Ricardo Castillo, Frankie Archuleta, Luis Cruz, Cristobal Cruz and Cesar Vazquez but has fallen short when stepping up in class. Burgos has decent power, quick hands a solid chin and is quite mobile in the ring, but he’s going to be facing one of the top young lightweights in the world right now in Davis and it’s definitely not going to be easy.
There isn’t really a weak side to Davis’ game and his power and boxing skills have simply been too much for all of his opponents so far. He may find Burgos to be a bit tougher than the rest of them though but still shouldn’t have much of a problem earning another victory.
Davis has the edge in power speed and overall boxing skills.
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