At the age of 17, David is a sensational prospect at 154 pounds. A former amateur standout, he finished his amateur career in June, 2017, and recently signed a promotional contract with Top Rank.
He is a stablemate of rising young superstar and three-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, who was voted the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “2017 Fighter of the Year,” top light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk, welterweight contender Egidijus Kavaliauskas, and welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin – all are managed by Egis Klimas, the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Manager of the Year” in 2016 and 2017, and promoted by Top Rank.
David made his pro debut on February 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and won a four-round unanimous decision against Rafael Munoz.
In his last fight on June 9, he won by second-round TKO against Trevor Lavin.
Thesweetscience.com’s David A. Avila reported from ringside [excerpts]: In the opening bout on the undercard of Crawford vs. Horn at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, one of Top Rank’s youngest ever signees, 17-year-old David Kaminsky, breezed through his second pro bout, stopping Trevor Lavin at 1:12 of the second round in a scheduled four round bout.
Kaminsky, an Israeli by birth who lives and trains in Southern California, dropped Lavin with a right to the body early in round two. Lavin beat the count but went down again moments later after Kaminsky’s follow-up barrage, prompting the referee to call a halt to the bout. [End Avila item]
In an earlier interview, David said, “I train at the Sport Club Gym in Reseda, California. It’s my dad’s gym. I’ve been training three times a day for four years now. I never went to traditional high school. I do home school, so training doesn’t get in the way of my education. I’ve been doing that for four years now.
“I’ve been sparring pros since the age of 14, nonstop. I was Viktor Postol’s official sparring partner for six weeks for his fight against Terence Crawford. That was at the Wild Card. I’ve sparred many greats, like Shane Mosley, I sparred the current IBF champion Sergei Lipinets. I sparred Ivan Redkach, and I sparred Radzhab Butaev.
“I can do every different style for every different fighter. Once I step in the ring, I pick up a style right away. Me and my dad have been working for so many years, and we pick up styles from different types of fighters. So, if I need to be slick, I can be slick. If I need pressure, I can use pressure. If I need to move on my feet, I move on my feet.
“But I do have a punch. I don’t really like speed, but I like to hit with power.”