Keyshawn Davis is arguably the crème de la crème of the upcoming 2021 United States Olympics class, but brother Kelvin Davis has already beaten him to the punch as far as pro debuts go.

Kelvin Davis scored a second-round knockout of Michael Honesto in a bout featuring two fighters making their respective pro debuts as part of the Ring City USA undercard at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The 24-year-old junior welterweight Davis got out of the gates swinging, scoring a first-round knockdown. He could have stopped the fight sooner if Honesto was not saved by the bell. The southpaw Davis had Honesto along the ropes and was connecting with a flurry of shots in the opening frame.

As soon as the second round started, it seemingly was over before it began, as Davis used his speed and lead left hand to finish his outmatched foe for his first career win.

“It felt good,” said Kelvin Davis. “It didn't last that long. I was nervous at first, but once the bell rang I found my distance and took control of the fight.

“His performance was expected," said brother Keyshawn Davis, who was ringside to witness his brother's first pro fight.

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