It has just been announced that former amateur standout Kyrone “Shut it Down” Davis (9-0, 4 KOs) will be featured in the co-main event of the final “Toe to Toe Tuesday” of 2015. Davis will be facing Cerresso Fort (18-4-1, 12 KOs), who has lost four of his last six fights after starting his career 16-0-1.
Davis has been boxing since the age of eight and has already racked up a few notable accomplishments in the sport. He is the first ever amateur boxer from Delaware to win two national championships; one at an Adidas boxing tournament in June of 2013 and the other being at a PAL tournament in October later that year.
Davis also competed in the Olympic trials in 2012, and despite not making it on the squad, he finished third in a USA Boxing tournament in 2013. Due to his solid showing, he was named an alternate for the Olympic squad but turned professional before the 2016 games.
Davis started off his pro career with a bang. He knocked out his opponent with a beautiful combo fifty-six seconds into the first round, and would go on to stop his next foe as well. However, Davis has only scored a knockout in two of his last seven fights since, something he is most likely eager to change.
Davis last fought on the undercard of a PBC on FS1 card back in September and won by sixth-round DQ after his opponent pushed and hit him on the break in the sixth and final round.
Davis will be looking to put on a scintillating display on December 29th against a fighter with the experience that Fort has. Fort has shared the ring with title challenger Caleb Truax. He has also face John Jackson and was part of ESPN’s Boxcino tournament last year before getting stopped in the second round by Vitaliy Kopylenko, who would go on to lose to Willie Monroe Jr.
His fight vs Fort will be an eight rounder, the first of his young career, and can possibly test his stamina and endurance against a veteran who has been eight rounds five times in his career.
The 21-year-old from Delaware has a bright future ahead of him, and we will all be fortunate enough to watch him grow right before our eyes live on Fox Sports 1 in his first televised co-main event.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $100, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.