Gervonta Davis is one of THE hottest fighters in boxing right now, and the odds suggest a major fight could be next for ‘Tank’.
Davis, fresh off that destruction of ‘Rolly’ Romero, is being linked with a blockbusting showdown vs another young star Ryan Garcia. He did his own demolition job on Javier Fortuna Saturday night with a sixth-round KO in Los Angeles.
There are huge fights out there after ‘Tank’ produced a crushing left hand to stop Romero in the sixth round of a much-hyped Showtime PPV in Brooklyn.
Boxing’s lightweight division is stacked with superstars – Tank has the likes of Garcia, George Kambosos Jr, Devin Haney, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez as potential future opponents.
We need to see the Baltimore man in fights like that – the guy is true PPV material. Bring it on…
Gervonta Davis Next Fight & Odds
Davis was a heavy favorite to defeat Romero at Barclays Center and he duly did what was expected – producing another highlight-reel finish in the process.
Now we wait to see whether he stays with Mayweather Promotions or whether he does branch out as a promotional free agent. The latter would immediately open up the potential for those superfights we listed.
Garcia would be a massive confrontation, while a rumble vs the winner of Kambosos vs Haney for all the marbles at 135lbs would be pretty sweet too.
Playing the field and taking the best fights with the highest bidder (a la P4P king Canelo Alvarez) should really appeal to Gervonta. And it’s the way his mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr made billions of dollars.
Davis of course has what Floyd didn’t have – absolutely concussive punching power. Wow.
Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia Odds
The fight the whole of boxing would love to see, of course, is Tank vs Ryan Garcia. Mayweather Promotions vs Golden Boy, two fighters with huge power and star quality.
Garcia believes he and Tank would tango their way to at least 500k PPV buys, and we have to agree – but what about the likely odds?
Sportsbooks have provided a line on what is for now a notional matchup, and Gervonta is a heavy -700 favorite (bet $700 to win $100). Garcia meanwhile – who fights Javier Fortuna this Saturday in Los Angeles – is +500 (bet $100 to win $500).
Next Fight Date & Live Stream
We will announce details of Gervonta’s next fight here, along with the latest rumors in the countdown, here.
Gervonta Davis Weight
Gervonta has had weight struggles in the past, but no worries at all for that win over Rolly.
Davis tipped the scales at 133.75lbs – half a pound lighter than Rolly and more than a pound inside the lightweight limit of 135lbs.
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Gervonta is absolute box office – a huge puncher who has the style and swagger to fill most arenas.
He is a proven ticket seller, having drawn big live gates to a number of U.S. cities, and he advertised that ability again Saturday, filling Barclays Center after a wild buildup. Gotta give props to Rolly too – he played the perfect wing man for what became a huge deal ahead of the bout.
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How many belts does Gervonta have in 2022?
Davis is a three-weight world champion, currently operating in a stacked lightweight division.
The WBA titlist (regular not super), Davis could yet face the likes of Haney, Garcia, Lopez and Lomachenko in what would all be absolute superfights at 135lbs.
If ‘Tank’ does go it along as a free agent those fights would all of a sudden become very possible. Garcia is aligned to Golden Boy and DAZN, while the other three are all aligned to Bob Arum’s Top Rank and ESPN.
Kambosos Jr currently holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles while Haney holds the WBC. They meet in Australia on June 5 (June 4 in the U.S.) in a huge unification match. If ‘Tank’ wants the titles the winner of that fight should be his number one target.
Gervonta Davis Career Record & Stats
Gervonta Boddah Davis was born November 7, 1994 in Baltimore and he is now 27 years old. He stands 5ft 5½ ins tall (1.66m) and has a reach of 67½ ins (1.71m).
Davis boasts a perfect professional record of 27-0, with 25 of those victories coming by way of knockout. A KO ratio of well over 90 percent…The latest of course that sixth-round stoppage of Romero in May 2022.
No wonder Davis is known as ‘Tank’ – he has dynamite in his fists, leaving to some of the greatest highlight-reel knockouts in recent years. Remember the uppercut which crumpled Leo Santa Cruz so stunningly?
Davis is trained by Calvin Ford, who legend has it was the inspiration for the TV character Dennis ‘Cutty’ Wise on the hit HBO drama ‘The Wire’.