Davis vs Madueno Predictions: Keyshawn can unlock the door

 | Friday 5th July 2024, 13:41pm

Friday 5th July 2024, 13:41pm

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Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis takes on Miguel Madueno this Saturday, July 6. The fight takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The card is headlined by WBC lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson against Artem Harutyunyan. Sky Sports Action will televise the show.

Here are my Davis vs Madueno predictions ahead of an important next step for the prospect.

Davis vs Madueno Tips

  • Davis by KO @ 4/5
  • Fight to go the distance - No @ 8/11

Davis is one of those can’t-miss prospects who has been given star treatment since turning pro. A successful Olympics tends to have that effect, which is a double-edged sword for the medal-wearing pugilist.

On the one hand, doors open that remain locked for your peers. Davis has been a TV fighter since he turned over, a blessing not afforded to many. But on the other hand, the pressure of expectation can weigh heavily. People will believe you should arrive fully-formed in the pro game, even though in reality you are still learning on the job. 

But Davis has taken this harsh glare in his stride. His only misstep was a majority decision win over Nahir Albright being changed to a No Contest after he tested positive for marijuana. It is to be hoped that lessons have been learned there. 

Aside from that mistake, Davis has lived up to his ‘The Businessman’ moniker, conducting his work in a straightforward and efficient manner. Impressively for an Olympian, he has never fought a boxer who had a losing record. Often such prospects are stat-padded through their early career, but Davis has already been in with some worthy competition after 11 fights.

In his seventh pro outing, Davis outpointed former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos. In his next fight, ‘The Businessman’ too out Anthony Yigit, who once fought for the WBC super lightweight belt. Davis also holds a win over former European champion Francesco Patera.

The 25-year-old’s crowning achievement as a professional arrived in his last fight. Davis stopped former two-weight world champion Jose Pedraza in six rounds in a true step-up in class. The Puerto Rican is 35 years old now and his prime is behind him, but he remained a solid test for Davis on paper. The young Olympian blasted him out in style.

Madueno is, at best, a sideways move from Pedraza. His history is nowhere near as illustrious as that of Davis’ last foe. But at 25 years old and with a 31-2 record, he is at least closer to his physical prime. One of his two losses is to Steve Claggett, who just took Teofimo Lopez the distance. ‘Explosivo’ is coming off a points win against Justin Pauldo.

This is Madeuno’s toughest outing, but every fighter dreams of getting a high-profile crack at a big name. Despite only boxing for the 12th time as a professional, a big name is exactly what Keyshawn Davis is.

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Davis vs Madueno Fight Odds

Davis is a huge 1/33 favourite to get the job done here. Madueno is priced at 10/1 for a perceived 9.1% chance of winning. The draw is available at 20/1.

Davis vs Madueno Full Card

Shakur Stevenson vs Artem Harutyunyan for the WBC World Lightweight Title

O'Shaquie Foster vs Robson Conceicao for the WBC World Super Featherweight Title

Keyshawn Davis vs Miguel Madueno

William Foster III vs Eridson Garcia

Kelvin Davis vs Kevin Johnson

Abdullah Mason vs Luis Lebron

Ali Feliz vs Robinson Perez

Keith Colon vs Hunter Turbyfill

Davis vs Madueno Prediction

It is not surprise that I am going for ‘The Businessman’ here. Davis is yet to look out of his depth and surely his next fight will come at a higher level than this.

For now I think he dominates this one, winning by knockout with little fuss. Davis is 4/5 to secure the stoppage I am expecting to see.

You can find all our latest boxing betting tips and analysis at our Betfred Insights Boxing page 

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