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Davis vs Madueno Prediction: Is ‘The Businessman’ Ready for a Title Shot?



The Stevenson-Harutyunyan undercard cannot be more exciting and there is one bout that could steal the spotlight – Keyshawn Davis vs Miguel Madueno. Who's going to earn himself a title shot on Saturday? Here is our Davis vs Madueno prediction.

Davis vs Madueno Prediction: A Necessary Step Back?

Keyshawn Davis Preview

Davis, an Olympic silver medalist from Norfolk, Virginia, is in the spotlight, especially after his commendable performance at the 2020 Olympics. His training, under the watchful eye of Brian McIntyre — the guiding force behind the famed Terence Crawford — is beefing up his fundamentals.

Still, people are not yet confident that the American has what it takes to dominate this weight class. If we go back to his Amateur days, he was dominating everyone but one person. A Cuban named Andy Cruz turned out to be his kryptonite and exposed his vulnerabilities on several occasions.

Keyshawn has the opportunity to win the 2020 Olympics, the 2019 World Championships, and the 2019 Pan American Games. Each time, he faced Cruz in the finals and lost all three times.

And at the professional level, Davis already came close to ruining his undefeated record against Nahir Albright. ‘Woo' pushed him to his limits and the match ended in an MD win for Davis, which was later changed to an NC because Davis tested positive for marijuana.

Nevertheless, Davis has the knockout power and proved it once again when he faced Jose Pedraza in February. But he has to improve his fundamentals and technical skills if he wants to win a world title.

And speaking about a title shot, this fight appears to be the final test. But before we give our Davis vs Madueno prediction, let's look at both fighters.

Miguel Madueno Preview

Despite being the same age as Davis (25), Madueno has already experienced a lot in the ring. He turned pro in 2017 and has already fought 33 times. And with 28 of his wins coming by knockouts, he is not to be underestimated.

While it is a fact that few of his previous opponents presented a challenge, his power is undeniable. His aggressive fighting style has proven to be a problem for most men he's faced. His weaknesses were exposed when he faced former WBA Super Featherweight champion Jezzrel Corrales in 2022.

Even after knocking down Corrales in the opening segment and the additional deducted point he got, Madueno was unable to outstrike him and lost via UD.

His second defeat came in November 2023 when he met Steve Claggett. What matters is that Madueno has never been knocked out but he is also clearly not on the level of the best in the world yet.

Our Keyshawn Davis vs Miguel Madueno Prediction: First Knockout Defeat for the Mexican

With just 11 fights behind him, Davis is no longer a stranger to big challenges. To be fair, this fight against Miguel Madueno feels like a step down after the famous win over Jose Pedraza earlier this year.

Madueno struggled against Steve Claggett and Davis is already a more complete fighter than him. He is faster and has more power in his hands. Therefore, we have to side with the American for our Davis vs Madueno prediction. We even believe that he could become the first man to knock Madueno out.

This is arguably the most exciting bout on the Stevenson vs Harutyanyan card, so make sure to tune in early.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.