Keyshawn Davis has hinted at a move away from Top Rank as he praised PBC.
Davis is one of the lightweight division’s rising stars, with an undefeated record of 9-0. His last fight was a no-contest against Nahir Albright after his win was overturned for failing a test for marijuana. As Davis prepares for his upcoming fight against Jose Pedraza on February 8, he gave an insight into his future after Top Rank.
Davis lauded PBC’s ability to create stars, naming Gervonta Davis as the primary example. He also praised their ability to build other fighters. He mentioned Rolando Romero, Isaac Cruz and Mario Barrios who have lost to Tank Davis but have still managed to forge a strong career. Davis’ comments suggest he may do something similar.
“I just love that side of the street that they know how to build stars. That’s exactly what they do. When you look at Isaac Cruz. Nobody knew Isaac Cruz until he fought Tank. Nobody knew Mario Barrios until he fought Tank. Nobody knew Rolly Romero until he fought Tank. Yes, they’re all riding Tank’s coattails, but after they fight Tank, those guys become stars and make more money than they ever would have expected. I just like how they create stars on that side,” Davis said
Davis’ fellow Top Rank boxer Shakur Stevenson was open to becoming a free agent before claiming he was ‘retiring’ from the sport. Davis has also seen Terence Crawford crossover to PBC to secure the Errol Spence Jr. fight. Davis may be tempted to do the same if he desires to earn the bigger paydays and make the biggest fights. But before he can consider that, he must get past Pedraza.