On October 14, Keyshawn Davis maintained his undefeated record at 10-0 with a lackluster victory over Nahir Albright in Houston, Texas. After his fight, Davis tested positive for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in many states for recreational use, it remains illegal in Texas. As a result, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) issued a 90-day suspension for Davis. This disciplinary action forced his majority win in the fight to be changed to a No-Contest. However, since then, things have changed for Davis.
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Originally scheduled to appear on the December 9 ESPN card in Florida, he had to sit out the rest of 2023. Now, as his fight with Jose Pedraza on February 8 draws closer, Davis has made some amendments for the better. In an interview on Cigar Talk, Davis revealed how the suspension helped him become a better person.
Keyshawn Davis reveals marijuana worsened his mental health
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While some boxers claim marijuana helps keep them sane, such was not the case for Davis. The reason he started taking the drug in the first place was due to severe mental health issues. Such was the condition that he resorted to self-harm and had to get himself checked and put on medication.
“Back then, before I was even on the team, I used to do things to harm myself. Yeah, I went to the mental home. I was on medication for mental health daily and just throughout that process I was still smoking. Through…