Son Of American Top Team Boxing Coach Wins NABF Boxing Title
Howard Davis, Jr. was a world-class amateur and professional boxer during his career as a boxer. As an amateur Davis won the 1976 Olympic gold medal one week after his mother died and was also awarded the Val Barker Trophy at the Olympics, beating out such boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks. After turning professional Davis went on to a professional record of 36–6–1 with 14 knockouts. Davis retired in 1996 and has served as the boxing coach for American Top Team in Coconut Creek.
It looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as Davis’ son, Dyah outpointed his opponent Alfonzo Lopez to win the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super-middleweight title. The win which took place from Mallory Square in Key West, FL, was the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights series and improved Davis record to 20-2-1.
Below is some video of Dyah talking about his big match-up, prior to the fight.