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Koncrete ready to mix it up

Matt O'Neill

“Koncrete” Kelvin Davis (14-0, 10 knockouts) is having a homecoming of sorts Friday when he fights on the undercard of the Carlos “El Elegante” Bojorquez vs. Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker fight at Caesars Tahoe.

Originally from Sparks, the heavyweight often fights in Reno but is making his debut in Tahoe.

He is not worried about the altitude affecting his performance Friday.

“I’ve been training in Las Vegas and have been running up Mount Charleston everyday,” said Davis, who has been fighting professionally for only 16 months.

He said he’ll have a lot of friends and family making the 90-minute trip to see him fight.

Although he doesn’t know anything about his opponent, Davis said it doesn’t matter who he fights because he’s going to step in the ring and fight his own fight.

“I don’t know anything about who I’m fighting,” he said. “But I don’t judge a book by its cover anyway.

“Even if he went to the same high school as me, I’d still fight him the same way I fight everyone.”

As an up-and-coming heavyweight, Davis said he had his eye on the recent Lennox Lewis loss to Hasim Rahman, but it didn’t surprise him at all.

“I had a feeling he’d lose. That was the first time I’ve ever bet on a fight and I bet on Rahman,” he said.

The loss by Lewis gave even more hope for his own future. Standing only 5 feet, 9 inches tall, he has often been called a Mike Tyson clone, but seeing a smaller Rahman become heavyweight champion says something about height to Davis.

“That shows me a big man doesn’t rule this sport,” he said.

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