~~ Middleweight prospect Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis went into the ring this past Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, and did exactly what he said he would do. In a Pre-fight interview with radio personality Rick Jensen of WDEL in Delaware, Jensen asked “What should people be looking for?” Davis confidently replied “Don’t blink…” He went in to the ring cool, quick, and calm. He dominated his opponent Joshua Warf of South Carolina, with a right hand, left hook combination, resulting in a first round KO in 56 seconds. “I was so ready and focused, my main goal was to remain calm and let my hands do the talking. I trained really hard, and my team worked diligently to get me to this point. It was an amazing feeling to put on a great show for my fans…..Thanks to my fans who are so dedicated and rep for me, I just want keep on giving them a reason to show up”. Davis who is originally from New Jersey, has lived and trained in Delaware for the past 8 years. A three-time National Champion, he turned pro with an amateur record of 91-9. He is said to be the one of the best fighters to come out of Delaware thus far. After an epic night like that, Davis is anxious for his next fight. He is actively seeking to fight on another card within the next 45 days. East Side Boxing February 24, 2014
Eleven years in the making and a few weeks after his impressive professional debut, 19-year-old, middleweight prospect Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis (2-0, 2Kos) received a phone call from a representative of one of boxing’s most powerful manager/advisers, Al Haymon. In that phone call Davis was offered an opportunity to join the ranks of Mr. Haymon’s highly accomplished stable. “Growing up watching boxing, it seemed like the best boxers that were getting the best opportunities were Al Haymon fighters and I knew that is where I needed to be.” says Davis. Renowned adviser, Al Haymon usually signs top titleholders, contenders and elite prospects. Haymon represents numerous top fighters, most notable pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. But there are so many more, including junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz, Marcos Maidana, Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse, Beibut Shumenov, Devon Alexander, Deontay Wilder, Peter Quillin, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, and Adonis Stevenson to name a few. Retrievd on June 8, 2014 from zooperstuff.com
Wilmington, DE—-After four days of blow for blow fighting, Kyrone Davis walked away a winner in the 2013 Adidas National Tournament in Oxnard, California, hosted by the Oxnard Police Athletic Activities League. On Wednesday June 19th the event started with over 450 boxers from across the country battling it out to get to the finals. Davis fights in the 165 lb division and he was up against over 20 fighters in his weight class. Davis earned his title on Saturday June 23rd. in a unanimous decision against Jamey Swanson of Nevada. In addition Davis also received the “Best Male Boxer” trophy. June 25, 2013 Nowboxing.com
But the fanfare surrounding another young pugilist is creating the most buzz. Get ready to add Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis, who is just 19 years old and already is being tabbed as the greatest boxer to ever come out of the First State, to that short list. And the young middleweight has had only had three pro fights — all wins. However, his amateur background and the fact that he just signed with one of the most influential men in the sport, weeks before his second pro fight, would suggest he is well on his way to being the best fighter to ever lace them up from the Blue Hen State. To show how quickly Davis has burst onto the boxing scene. Consider this, in just his third pro fight, he found himself on the undercard of a stacked card on Showtime this past weekend that was promoted by Golden Boy. "It is pretty surreal, when I think about it, I am just taking it all in, and things are going well," Davis said. The teen sensation enjoyed a decorated amateur career, posting an incredible 91-9 record. He competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Davis is also a two-time Pennsylvania State Golden Gloves Champion, and a two-time PA Jr. Golden Gloves Champion. He placed 2nd at the National Golden Gloves Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah several years ago, and he won the bronze medal in the USA Boxing Tournament in April of 2012 in Spokane, WA, winning him a seat as an alternate on the USA Boxing Team. He is considered one of the most highly touted prospects in the country and people along the East Coast have already taken notice... Written By: Riche Quinones 6/9/14
Whether you are from Newark, New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware or anywhere else on God's green earth, if you haven't heard of Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis, I strongly suggest that you Google his name. I did and what I discovered blew me away. I found out that Kyrone's accomplishments far exceed what we were able to discuss during our live half hour television interview on local leased access program, “In the Upper Room” on Channel 28 (Video of the Live Interview Coming Soon). Although much has been written about Kyrone online, a couple of things jumped out at me right away. Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis the boxer, a three-time national boxing champion and the only multiple national boxing champion to fight out of Delaware, is formidable and unrelenting. However, Kyrone Davis the individual is friendly, engaging and as fun-loving as any other young person his age... Written by Michael Riley 2/11/14
Q. Hey Breadman, in your opinion who are some the the nation's top amateurs that have real breakthrough potential In the next decade?
A. "...Kyrone just turned 19 and he fights at 165lbs. This kid can GO... He’s also super confident with a skill set to match. He has a little Roy Jones mixed with Meldrick Taylor in his game. I’m not saying he will be as good as those two. It’s still very early but that’s who he reminds me of. Kyrone is the number 1 ranked amateur at 165 pounds which is an accomplishment because there are so many outstanding fighters in that weight division. Kyrone has also won multiple national tournaments. Davis is also public speaker and comes from a great family. This kid has superstar character.
Wilmington, DE——-At first glance Kyrone Davis appears to be the average teenager. The 5’10” 165lbs young man likes hanging out with friends, listening to music and hates cleaning his room. However, this kid just made history as being the first amateur boxer to bring home two national championships to the state of Delaware. Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis won the National PAL Boxing Championship the past Saturday in California. This is Kyrone’s second National Championship win, his first win was at the Adidas National Tournament this past June. This is his fourth national tournament this year in which he has placed in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.
The National PAL Boxing Championship is one the major tournaments in the amateur boxing world. Over 500 boxers from the 35 states competed this year in Oxnard, California. In Davis’ division 165 lbs. middleweight, there were over 30 boxers. After a dominating his opponents for four straight grueling days, Davis earned a deserving victory decision over Marquis Moore of Colorado in the finals on Day six. Davis had something to prove after a close fight and coming in second place by decision to Moore at the 2013 National Golden Gloves in Salt Lake City, UT this past May. Davis not only received a fighter’s ultimate revenge by beating Moore, but he proved he was the ultimate fighter by winning the “Best Elite Male Boxer” and the “Overall Best Male Boxer of the Tournament” Awards. Read more at http://www.eastsideboxing.com/2013/kyrone-davis-makes-history-in-delaware/#02JmIRww4wog0HQb.99
For those bold enough to scale the two flights of stairs that lead to the Louis Lum Gym at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center, a question is posed before stepping foot into the sweltering boxing facility. It's hard to miss and essential to answer. Painted in large black print, the inquiry sits just above the door. "So You Want to be a Fighter?" ... Written by Chandler Rome The News Journal 7/3/13
Kyrone Davis impresses as a boxer and as a young man: Boxer Kyrone Davis from Wilmington is the #2 nationally ranked boxer who recently won the Adidas Tournament in the 165 pound class. (7/3/13)
After aligning with boxing powerhouse Al Haymon and coming fresh off his first round knockout victory over Rick Morias. Undefeated 19 year old up and coming boxing star Kyrone “Shut it down” Davis spoke exclusively with thaboxingvoice.com‘s Nestor Gibbs to discuss his career and future with Al Haymon. Love him or hate him, Al Haymon is known for being associated with the majority of the best fighters in the world. His eye for talent in that regard is very hard to question. So it’s a very positive sign when your working with him having only a 5-0 record. But in my opinion, that’s only part of what makes this guy someone to keep your eye on. Written by Supreme General 10/13/14
This is my show.”
The above statement is from Kyrone Davis in an interview he did with Thaboxingvoice.com about his upcoming fight tonight. Davis is matched up with Gilbert Alex Sanchez on the undercard of Julian Williams PBC headliner against Luciano Leonel Cuello on Fox Sports 1.
I’ll note that Davis was specifically talking about how the fight will proceed, specifically whether or not he’d try to get rounds in for the experience of his first 8round contest. He made it clear that he could go in with a game plan meant to get rounds in under his belt and then wake up the morning of the fight prepared to take his opponent out immediately.
Davis is a young talent in the middleweight division. He has become one of Thaboxingvoice’s young “fighters to watch” over the past year and we have covered him thoroughly. He has been on our twice-weekly radio show, he’s been the subject of a handful of videos on TBV’s YouTube channel, and we have done a handful of features/write-ups on the New Jersey born fighter. Written by Mario Mungla 8/23/15 www.thaboxingvoice.com