Rising middleweight prospect Kyrone Davis will fight Gilbert Alex Sanchez (6-6) on September 22nd in an 8 round undercard bout of a Fox Sports 1 PBC show. The featured bout will be Julian Williams against Luciano Leonel Cuello, live from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Davis only found out he was fighting on the card last week, but the opponent has just now been set. Regardless, this won’t be a “get ready in a hurry camp” because he is constantly in the gym and stayed ready. He was actually told that he’d fight in early October, so this fight is only coming a few weeks ahead of plans.
That said, Kyrone told Thaboxingovoice.com that he has been dieting well, better than ever before and that he could “fight tomorrow” if necessary. This will be Kyrone’s 4th fight in 2015 and he is at the stage in his career where he knows he must stay active.
Sanchez is from Camden, New Jersey and even though he possesses a .500 record he has only ever been stopped once in his career and that came against top middleweight, Tony Harrison.
This will be Kyrone’s first 8 round fight, but he says he has been preparing for it. In fact, he has been well aware of this step up because his team has carefully mapped out his progression points, and not just from a fight to fight basis. This is all part of a much bigger plan.
“I’m ready for it. I’m always ready to step up,” Kyrone said of the 8 round bout as he explained his training regimen in detail.
Kyrone says that he has instituted more running and longer sprints, not to mention longer intervals. The plan is to train for a 10 round fight so that his body will get used to an 8 round fight. He says that most fighters allow the step up in rounds to affect them mentally without knowing if they can handle it physically. To Davis, it is a mindset that gets a fighter through these moments.
More running and longer sprints. Longer intervals. Working for 10 rounds so the body can do 8 rounds. It’s a mindset that gets you through.
There is a possibility his fight will be shown on the televised portion of the card, although, like with most televised bouts, it will come with time permitting. Kyrone plans on showcasing his skills regardless of the televised exposure.
The 20-year-old fighter is very mature already and he understands his role as a fighter and a competitor. He knows he has to win first and foremost, but he is also aware of what it takes to leave an impression on first time spectators of his work.
“I’m going to go in there and put on a show. It’s my job to put on a show. I’m an entertainer, but I’m an athlete at the same time. If I do get that TV spot then I’m going to be must-see TV. I might wake up in a bad mood and feel like I want to knock him out in the first round or I might feel like I’m in a good mood and showcase my boxing ability only to take him out in the 4th round. I might say ‘hey, this is my first 8 round fight’ and take him into the 7th round to show I got this and then take him out.”