Keyshawn Davis wants Emanuel Navarrete for the Fall

By Nationvegas - 03/22/2024 - Comments

Lightweight contender Keyshawn Davis is targeting Emanuel Navarrete or a fight in the fall if he’s victorious in his bout against Denys Berinchyk for the vacant WBO 135-lb title on May 18th.

Chasing Bigger Names

#3 WBC Keyshawn (10-0,7 KOs) wants the big-money fights against the three-division world champion Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs). or Teofimo Lopez. However, neither of those two will be next for him.

Keyshawn, the 2020 Olympic silver medalist, says he’ll be fighting soon, and two potential opponents are being considered.

He’s not saying who his next opponent could be, but that fans “will be excited” about who it’ll be like they were when he fought former two-division world champion Jose Pedraza last February.

Fans weren’t excited about that fight, viewing it as another weak opponent for Keyshawn to look good against after his poor performance against Nahir Albright, which he arguably lost.

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Navarrete: A Long Shot

“Other than Teo [Lopez], I would love to fight [Emanuel] Navarrete. He has a tough opponent coming up. I feel he should pull out the victory. After he potentially wins, I would love to fight him as well,” Keyshawn Davis said on Thaboxingvoice’s YouTube channel.

It’s unlikely Navarrete will agree to fight Keyshawn because he’s too defensive, too safety-first, and has that ugly Shakur-esque style. Navarrete isn’t going to waste time fighting a pull-back fighter like Keyshawn, especially since he looks like a welterweight in size.

“It wouldn’t keep me out of the ring awhile [waiting for Navarrete, who fights on May 18th against Denys Berinchyk]. I’m already projected to come back right after Navarrete. So, that potentially could be a fight for the fall time before the winter.

“Right now, we’re talking about two fighters that potentially could be next. So, I would say look out for them. Oh, for sure,” said Keyshawn when asked if fans will be excited about who he picks for his next fight.

“In my last fight, I feel y’all was excited about it [35-year-old Jose Pedraza, who had a 0-2-1 record in his three previous fights and had been winless since 2021]. Some people say he was old,” said Keyshawn.