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Kyrone Davis Aims For World Title On Tim Tszyu-Sebastian Fundora Undercard

Davis sets sights on middleweight supremacy against undefeated Garcia, eyeing future matchups with Lara or Adames.

Kyrone Davis has a high objective. First up on the Tim Tszyu-Sebastian Fundora undercard on March 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, he needs to defeat undefeated middleweight contender Elijah Garcia.


But Davis intends to contend for a world title the following weekend if everything goes according to plan. Throughout his career, Davis (18-3, 6 KOs) has experienced numerous setbacks. While Davis, 29, believes that middleweight is his ideal weight class, he has fought at super middleweight or higher in three of his five contests since 2021.

He’s been taking fights on short notice lately and getting by on what he can. This strategy has resulted in a draw with former world champion Anthony Dirrell and a stoppage defeat to David Benavidez. In the fight, Davis entered with just two weeks’ notice and performed admirably prior to the unexpected conclusion.

The narrative of Davis’ career has been one of hard breaks. However, he now sees Garcia as the first step toward realizing his full potential and leaving a lasting legacy. 

“The middleweight division has always been one of the biggest in the sport. There’s no clear ace of the division right now. The lane to supremacy is open. It’s exciting that either one of us could possibly take over,” said Davis in media reports.


“After I win this fight – and I am going to win – I’m looking for Erislandy Lara, Carlos Adames or anyone who’s got a strap,” added Davis.


Although Garcia (16-0, 13 KOs) is too young to be able to legally purchase alcohol in the United States at age 20, he still poses a significant threat. In order to avoid being branded as the gatekeeper, Davis needs to be prepared to take a stand against a highly anticipated young fighter with a promising future.


“The opportunity to fight on this stage excites me. We’re taking Garcia seriously. He’s a force. But there’s a big difference between this and what I’ve faced going into other fights. It’s a different mindset, and we’re preparing for whatever could come up,” said Davis.


Davis has already pulled off upsets. In Nice, California, in 2017, he prevailed over Marcos Hernandez in a split decision. 

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