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Olympic medallists team up with Top Rank

Keyshawn Davis and Richard Torrez Jr have signed long-term promotional deals with Top Rank after they both returned from Tokyo with Olympic silver medals.

Davis, who is one of the hottest talents in US boxing, was edged out in the lightweight final by Andy Cruz, while Torrez Jr shared a thrilling heavyweight battle with Bakhodir Jalolov before emerging with silver.

Unbeaten super-lightweight Kelvin Davis, Keyshawn’s older brother, has also signed a promotional contract with Top Rank.

Keyshawn Davis

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Davis has already claimed three victories as a professional boxer

Keyshawn Davis had launched his pro career before the Olympics, racking up three wins, including an appearance on the same bill as Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

“When I look at all the great fighters Bob Arum promoted, it’s an honour to continue that legacy,” he said.

“I know it will be my time one day, so I’m going to trust the process, develop my skills, and work towards becoming a world champion. The Davis Brothers are coming to make their mark.”

Torrez Jr, who is now preparing for his debut in the paid ranks, said: “After the Olympics, I took my time in deciding my professional future, and I was impressed with what Top Rank had to offer.

USA Boxing team member Richard Torrez Jr. takes part in drills during a media day for the team in a gym located in a converted Macy...s Department store Monday, June 7, 2021, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)...................

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Richard Torrez Jr aims to become America’s new heavyweight title challenger

“I want to build something in this sport, and Top Rank has a long history of developing young fighters into champions.

“I am also thrilled to be joined at Top Rank by my Olympic team-mates. Duke, Tiger, Troy, Keyshawn, and I grew up together as amateurs. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Sky Sports Boxing schedule

November 20 – BOXXER in London

Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola

Natasha Jonas

Florian Marku vs Jorick Luisetto

Hosea Burton vs Dan Azeez – British light-heavyweight title

Mikael Lawal

November 20 – Top Rank in Las Vegas

Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title

December 11 – BOXXER in Cardiff

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams

Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin

December 11 – Top Rank in New York

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey

Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko

Nico Ali Walsh

Xander Zayas

December 17 – Top Rank in Montreal

Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles

February 26 – Top Rank in Glasgow

Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title