"But it is what is. Come Saturday night, I'm going to go out there and do my thing regardless of where it's at."
Davis, who has been fighting as a pro for 12 years, went a span of 14 fights from Oct. 2001 to March 2004 without losing, but is 6-6-2 since 2005. He has won three of his last four fights, including a six-round unanimous decision over Jeremy Parks in his last fight on April 13. He hasn't prevailed in a fight set for longer than eight rounds since outlasting Juan Carlos Garcia in March of 2005 in 10 rounds.
Davis does have some recent experience being an underdog to an unbeaten fighter in a hostile environment, as he took German prospect Dominik Britsch (26-0) into the ninth round of their 12-round bout for the vacant International Boxing Federation Intercontinental middleweight title in Munich on July 16, 2011 before being knocked out.