We all know how things have played out in the past. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather waited until they were past their prime. And, more recently, both Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. made us all wait over five years before they unified the welterweight division. In short, fans have grown tired of standing by. To his credit, Keyshawn Davis is tired of it as well. He might be just 24, but Davis believes he’s ready for practically everyone. Of course, the lightweight division is jam-packed with pound-for-pound-worthy talent, including Gervonta Davis, Shakur Stevenson, and Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Davis, by and large, isn’t exactly interested in fighting those previously mentioned. Instead, he wants to get his hands on Floyd Schofield Jr. Three years younger than he is, Davis has been paying attention to what Schofield has done up until this point. Although waiting a few more years might be beneficial to them from a financial outlook, Davis wants them to get it on this year. Schofield, while he often disagrees with Davis, didn’t this time. “I feel like the fight should happen this year also,” Schofield told FightHype.com. “I’m willing to make the fight happen.” Fulminating whenever a camera is present has been the story of their rivalry so far. Yet, at least for Schofield, he doesn’t take offense to anything Davis has been saying. The two have never sparred and never fought as amateurs. Meaning, there’s little to no background story there. So, for fans who are hoping that some built-up animosity and hatred will be baked into their storyline, Schofield confirmed that it simply isn’t the case. “There’s no beef, we just two competitive guys and we love boxing.”