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Keyshawn Davis eyes Teofimo Lopez clash after stopping Jose Pedraza

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Keyshawn Davis eyes Teofimo Lopez clash after stopping Jose Pedraza

A scheduled 10-round lightweight bout, American Olympic silver medallist Keyshawn Davis stopped former Puerto Rican two-division world champion Jose Pedraza with a sixth-round TKO.

Davis (10-0, 7 KOs) began imposing his will in the third round, landing thunderous combinations to both Pedraza’s head and body. He appeared to do most of his damage with straight shots to the face, but Davis inflicted most of his punishment with continuous shots to the body in ensuing rounds.

Norfolk native Keyshawn Davis dominates in return to the ring, defeats  Pedraza in sixth round TKO

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“Throughout this whole training camp, I’ve been saying that I’m the best at 135,” Davis said. “Everyone kept saying, You’ve got to get the stoppage. You’ve got to get the knockout.’ But I told everyone to not worry about it and just watch me work. And that’s exactly what happened. I got the stoppage.”

Now, Davis has his sights set on Lopez.

“Teofimo has been doing a lot of talking lately,” Davis added. “I’ll go up to 140 and fight Teofimo. What’s up? You already know how I’m coming. You and your father. So let’s set it up. I’ll come straight to 140. Let’s go.

“And if you’re scared Teofimo, then (Emanuel) Navarrete. He is a great fighter. He is a hell of a fighter. It would be an honor to get in the ring with you after you capture the WBO title. So let’s do it.”

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