Wilmington, DE—-Eleven years in the making and a few weeks after his impressive professional debut, 19-year-old, middleweight prospect Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis (2-0, 2Kos) received a phone call from a representative of one of boxing’s most powerful manager/advisers, Al Haymon. In that phone call Davis was offered an opportunity to join the ranks of Mr. Haymon’s highly accomplished stable.
“Growing up watching boxing, it seemed like the best boxers that were getting the best opportunities were Al Haymon fighters and I knew that is where I needed to be.” says Davis. Renowned adviser, Al Haymon usually signs top titleholders, contenders and elite prospects. Haymon represents numerous top fighters, most notable pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. But there are so many more, including junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz, Marcos Maidana, Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse, Beibut Shumenov, Devon Alexander, Deontay Wilder, Peter Quillin, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, and Adonis Stevenson to name a few.
Davis was one of the most highly ranked amateur boxers in the country in the 165 lbs division. Winning three national titles, participating in the 2012 US Olympic Trials and holding a spot on the USA Boxing Team, all before turning pro this past February with an outstanding amateur record of 91-9. For Davis being a part of such a top-notched stable is huge. “I thank God for gifting me with my talent, Mr. Haymon for this opportunity, and my family for their support in pushing me to this point. Now I’m ready to Shut It Down!”, he says.
Davis returns to ring on Friday June 6 against Jas Phipps (4-3, 1KO) on Golden Boy’s Centeno vs. Dolton card at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. The fight is a triple header on Showtime Sports ShoBox: Next generation also featuring Eddie Gomez vs. Francisco Santana and Diego “The Golden Kid” De La Hoya.