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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