Andy Cruz Amused by Keyshawn Davis’ Reluctance to Rematch

By Nationvegas - 02/22/2024 - Comments

Cuban boxing sensation Andy Cruz reacted with amusement this week to hearing Keyshawn Davis decline a fight against him. The highly ranked lightweight contender Keyshawn, who lost four times to Cruz in the amateurs, said he needs to “adapt” to fighting in the U.S, meaning he’s not interested in facing him.

Keyshawn is more focused on trying to talk his way into a fight against fellow Top Rank fighter Teofimo Lopez. That’s not likely to work, but you can’t blame Keyshawn for trying. Keyshawn has learned that Cruz has his number, and he isn’t good enough to beat the talented Cuban.

Cruz’s Dangerous Evolution

With the improvements that Cruz is making with his trainer, Derek ‘Bozy’ Ennis, he will be very dangerous. His fighting style is becoming more like Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, where he’s putting power in his shots, looking for knockouts, and fighting in a skillful way that you don’t see in the lightweight division from anyone.

Cruz (2-0, 1 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday, February 24th, defending his IBF International and WBA Continental Latin-American titles against Brayan Zamarippa (14-2 5 KOs) in the chief support bout on the Edgar Berlanga vs. Padraig McCrory card at the Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando, Florida. The event will be shown on DAZN.

Some believe that Cruz should be in the main event instead of Berlanga, but he doesn’t have enough fights in the pros yet to build his name to be a headliner. Still, Cruz will have a chance to take the limelight away from the Berlga-McCrory fight with an impressive performance against Zamarippa.

Keyshawn Davis: “I’m an American. You still trying to adapt to our environment. Andy Cruz, I ain’t got to fight you,” said Keyshawn to Punsh Drunk.

Andy Cruz: “My son, my son.”

Cruz Continues to Climb

“Keyshawn talks a little bit too much sometimes, but you can’t take away the bravery of a fighter going in there. I think it was a very good victory for him,” said Andy Cruz to iFL TV about Keyshawn’s recent sixth-round stoppage of Jose Pedraza on February 8.

“I want to continue on to fight the best in the division. If Keyshawn becomes one of the best in the division, then it’s a possible future fight. But I’m just continuing to advance at the moment.

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