Keyshawn Davis vs Nahir Albright Preview October 14th, 2023
Unbeaten Former amateur star Keyshawn Davis of Norfolk, Virginia returns to the ring this Saturday, October 14thas he takes on Nahir Albright of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 10-round lightweight tilt from Rosenberg, Texas can be seen live in America on the ESPN platform and in the UK on Sky Sports Arena while Canadian fans can see it on TSN 2. Davis last fought in July when he beat Francesco Patera via a 10-round unanimous decision to defend his WBO Inter-Continental and WBC USA Lightweight Titles after dropping him in the eighth round. Albright also fought in July when he topped Carlos Balderas by an eight-round majority decision.
Davis vs Albright Betting Odds
- Nahir Albright +1000
- Keyshawn Davis – 2000
The 24-year-old Davis enters the fight with a perfect record of 9-0 with 6 Ko’s and has fought 52 rounds since making his pro debut in February, 2021. 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 66.7 per cent. The only opponents to go the distance with him so far have been Jose Meza who went six rounds in May, 2021 but lost every round in a unanimous decision defeat; Juan Carlos Burgos last December, who also lost every round and Patera in his last outing who managed to win one round on one judge’s scorecard.
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. He won the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Belt with his win over Burgos and then picked up the vacant WBC USA Belt when he stopped Anthony Yigit in the ninth round in his following fight in April. Fans are anxious to see how Davis handles a legitimate top-10 contender as soon as possible and he’ll need to step up the class of opposition sooner rather than later.
Albright is a 27-year-old who climbs through the ring ropes with a mark of 16-2 with 7 Ko’s. He turned pro back in 2016 after s good amateur career and has 89 rounds of experience under his belt since. He measures 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 70.5-inch reach so gives up an inch in height to Davis but has a minimal half-inch reach advantage. When it comes to power, Albright is below average as 43.7 per cent of his wins have come by way of stoppage.
Albright was beaten in his pro debut as he dropped a four-round majority decision to Anthony Lauerano in 2016 and didn’t lose again until February, 2022 when he lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Jamaine Ortiz in a shot at the vacant NABF Lightweight Title. Other than Ortiz, Albright hasn’t really faced any other recognizable opponents with his biggest wins coming over Balderas, Michael Dutchover and Estivan Falcao. He also beat Jeremy Hill by eight-round unanimous decision in July, 2021 for the NABA USA Lightweight Title.
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. Albright is a solid pro but can’t match him in any area and doesn’t have the power to keep him at bay. I’m expecting Davis to earn another routine win here, likely by stoppage.
Davis has the decided edge in power, speed and overall boxing skills.
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