K. Davis fails drug test; fight with Pedraza off


Keyshawn Davis tested positive for marijuana, sources told ESPN, and his majority-decision victory over Nahir Albright this month has been changed to a no-decision.

The Texas commission suspended Davis for 90 days, according to boxing’s official record keeper, BoxRec. Davis, 24, will be eligible to return to the ring in mid-January.

The Olympic silver medalist was set to step up for a fight with former champion Jose Pedraza on Dec. 9 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Top Rank hopes to reschedule that matchup for early 2024, sources said.

Marijuana is legal in 23 states and isn’t on the banned substance list in the UFC, NBA, MLB or NHL. It remains prohibited by the NFL.

Davis (9-0, 6 KOs) is one of the brightest young talents in boxing. The Norfolk, Virginia, native competed in the Olympics in 2021. Davis’ promoter, Top Rank’s Bob Arum, is an ardent advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana.

Top Rank didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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