Top Rank signs Olympic boxing medalists Keyshawn Davis and Richard Torrez Jr.

LAS VEGAS – Keyshawn Davis and Richard Torrez Jr., who both won silver medals at the Tokyo Olympics this summer, have signed multi-year promotional deals with Top Rank, it was announced on Wednesday.

Davis, who competed as a lightweight in Tokyo, will make his Top Rank debut on December 11 in New York on the ESPN undercard of Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey.

Torrez, who fought in super heavyweight at the Olympics, is set to make his pro debut in early 2022 and will fight in heavyweight.

“I think Top Rank … was the best move for me because they certainly build the best fighters and they have the best network [ESPN] “Definitely,” Davis, 22, told ESPN on Wednesday. “I’m the Olympian coming to the pros.”

Davis will be coached by Brian McIntrye, coach of welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

Davis, who is based in Norfolk, Virginia, put his pro career on hiatus (3-0, 2 KOs) to compete in the Olympics. His older brother, 24-year-old Kelvin Davis, also signed with Top Rank and will compete on the show on December 11th. Kelvin is 2-0 and competes at 147 pounds.

Torrez, who is 6-foot-1, said what he lacks in size he compensates for in “power and conditioning.”

“I’m convinced I’m the most conditioned heavyweight out there and I will keep my word,” Torrez told ESPN. “I can go anywhere from 220 to 240 [pounds]. It really just depends on the style I want and the fight I want to bring to the table. I want to be world heavyweight champion. “

Top Ranks move up a lookout stable that includes heavyweight Jared Anderson, Olympic silver medalist Duke Ragan, Troy Isley Jr. and Xander Zayas.

Davis, who appears to be on the fast track to a title shot, was fiercely pursued by several other promoters before joining Bob Arum’s company. His pro debut came in February on the Eddie Hearn-promoted undercard of Canelo Alvarez-Avni Yilidirm before an April match in Dubai on ESPN + and another May appearance under Canelo.

In Tokyo, Keyshawn was defeated by Andy Cruz, while Torrez lost to Bakhodir Jalolov in their attempt to bring gold back to the United States. Now the pair will evolve on ESPN platforms as they pursue title images in the pros.