Davis and Mason impress on Stevenson undercard


Davis and Mason impress on Stevenson undercard

Keyshawn Dominates Madueno: Lightweight contender Keyshawn Davis overcame the persistent pressure of Miguel Madueno and a plethora of roughhouse tactics, grinding out a unanimous decision to improve his record to 11-0.

Davis, the Olympic silver medal star from Norfolk, Virginia, kept calm and used his well-timed counter shots to triumph by scores of 99-91 3x. The two tussled after round six ended, and in the seventh, Madueno (31-3, 28 KOs) lifted Davis off the canvas in a maneuver that would make a WWE wrestler proud.

Davis found his offensive groove in the ninth and 10th rounds and outlanded Madueno at a more than 3-to-1 clip.

"He's a rough type of a guy, a real physical type of guy," Davis said. "We were doing a lot of rough tactics in there, just trying to get under each other's skin. We were both tough in there, and neither of our wills got broke."
In other results:

Lightweight: Cleveland-born prodigy Abdullah Mason (14-0, 12 KOs) opened the ESPN telecast with a flourish, knocking out Luis Lebron in the third round. Lebron (20-6-1, 13 KOs) had never been stopped before, and Mason made easy work of the Puerto Rican veteran. Mason knocked Lebron twice in the second, first with an overhand left and then with a series of right hooks. The end was near, and Lebron's corner threw in the towel at 1:18 of the third to prevent further damage.

Mason said, “I guess we fed him a little bit of smoke, and he didn’t have the appetite for it.”

Junior Lightweight: In a crossroads battle of 130-pound contenders, Dominican standout Eridson Garcia (19-1, 12 KOs) notched a one-sided 10-round decision over William Foster III (17-2, 11 KOs) by scores of 99-91 and 98-92 2x.

Featherweight: Newark-born prospect Keith Colon (1-0, 1 KO) had a successful professional debut, blasting out Hunter Turbyfill (4-2, 1 KO) in the second round. Colon connected on a series of right uppercuts, which backed Turbyfill into the blue corner and prompted referee Shada Murdaugh to stop the bout.

Junior Welterweight: Kelvin Davis (13-0, 7 KOs), the eldest brother of the fighting DB3 family, used his southpaw jab and long reach to turn away the stiff challenge of Kevin Johnson (12-4, 8 KOs) by eight-round majority decision (76-76 and 78-74 2x). Davis built a 6-0 lead on two of the judges' scorecards, which was too much for the Las Vegas-based veteran to overcome.
Heavyweight: Ali Feliz (3-0, 2 KOs) went the distance for the first time as a pro, overcoming a game Robinson Perez (2-1) en route to a four-round unanimous decision victory. Scores: 40-36 3x.