Emmanuel Tagoe has withdrawn from their 10-round lightweight bout. Davis-Tagoe would’ve opened an ESPN tripleheader from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Davis’ handlers are in the process of finding a new opponent for a fight that’ll take place on Saturday, April 8, 2023, on the Shakur Stevenson-Shuichiro Yoshino undercard. Matchmakers for Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. intend to find a durable foe for Davis, an ambitious prospect who wants to fight legitimate lightweight contenders sooner rather than later.

Ghana’s Tagoe (32-2, 15 KOs), who went the 12-round distance with heavy-handed Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) last April 9 at Alamodome in San Antonio, agreed to face Davis late in January. The 34-year-old Tagoe never signed a contract, though, and his team informed Top Rank recently that he will not go through with the fight for reasons that haven’t been disclosed.

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