The callouts have gotten bolder and bolder for Keyshawn Davis. With his status seemingly solidified as a prospect for the time being, the former Olympic silver medalist is hoping to lure Frank Martin into the ring at some point this year.
After dishing out a lopsided beating to the normally durable Anthony Yigit this past weekend, Davis looked squarely into the lens of an ESPN camera and began to impetuously call for a showdown against Martin. For a number of months now, despite the two being promoted by completely different entities, Davis (8-0, 6 KOs) is convinced that a showdown between them can become a reality.
Martin, a Detroit native, has seemingly shed the prospect tag following a healthy and dominating 2022. To cap off a great year, the powerful southpaw dismantled the highly-rated Michel Rivera.
In spite of his world-class performance and regardless of being recognized as one of the best lightweights around, Davis is convinced that he’s more than capable of doing a number on his budding rival.
“I know what I can do to you Frank Martin,” said Davis to BoxingScene.com.
Although he was relatively vague in his warning, Davis has often chosen to let his fists do the talking. Thus far, they’ve spoken loud and clear.
Ultimately, while his ring appearances have resulted in relatively easy outings against somewhat tenuous opposition, Davis fully understands that Martin (17-0, 12 KOs) will bring an entirely different dynamic to the table.
Braggadocio energy and unwavering confidence aside, Davis isn’t summarily dismissing Martin in their mouthwatering hypothetical matchup. But, whether it winds up being a walk in the park or the most arduous night of his young life, Davis wholeheartedly believes that no matter how things shake out, he’ll have his hand raised in victory.
“At the end of the day, I know I’m a win for sure.”