Norfolk’s Keyshawn Davis wins opening bout at Tokyo Olympics

Japan 2020

Netherland’s Enrico Lacruz, right, exchanges punches with United States’ Keyshawn Davis during their men’s lightweight 63kg boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

TOKYO (WFXR) — American Keyshawn Davis defeated Dutch boxer Enrico Lacruz by unanimous decision in the opening round of the lightweight division at Kokugikan Arena.

Davis, a Norfolk, Va.-native, advances to the round of 16 to face France’s Sofiane Dumiha, the 2017 world champion, on Saturday afternoon (Friday night in the United States).

Davis is the first of three American boxers to compete in the Tokyo Olympics after turning pro.

“Turning pro developed me into a more complete fighter, and I’m coming back as an amateur with no pressure,” said U.S. lightweight Keyshawn Davis, who will fight in Tokyo after taking three professional bouts in early 2021. “I loved my taste of pro boxing, and I’m bringing that back to the Olympics.”

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