Gervonta Davis could be taken to look down the boxing weight divisions to find his potential opponent for his next fight, such as world featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. has claimed in a very pithy way that he Tank.
Gervonta Davis is referred to as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. Of course, many fighters want to fight with him. There are ways to look for this kind boxing battles, the political and the controversial. Gary Russell Jr, current Feather World Champion chose the second option.
Tank Davis’s record is brilliant: a perfect run in the 26 fights he’s had to date with the hair-raising 24 KO wins. He also has the WBA World Super Feather title and two minor world titles in the lightweight and super lightweight categories, against Leo Santa Cruz and Mario Barrios.
‘s last fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.‘s protégé was on December 5, 2021. He was originally slated to go undefeated as well Roland rolly Romero but due to a rape charge, he was disqualified from the competition and replaced by a Mexican contender Isaac pit bull Cruz, who gave Davis a good fight, but couldn’t avoid losing to him by a unanimous decision.
Gary Russell Jr.’s Weird Way of Fighting Gervonta Davis
Russell Jr is the current world champion with the longest reign. He captured his WBC World Featherweight title in 2015 when he defeated Mexican Jhonny Gonzalez via TKO in March 2015, nearly 7 years ago. He will only have the sixth defense of his belt on January 22, when he clashes with undefeated Filipino Mark Magsayo in Atlantic City.
In an interview with ESPN‘s reporter Mike Coppinger, mr. said he’d like to fight Gervonta Davis, but he’s not sure Tank‘s team considers him the right match to keep his record: “I certainly pushed, but Al Haymon I can’t force these guys to go in the ring with me. It doesn’t make business sense for someone trying to protect their investment when it comes to a Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (fight). Because it’s very likely he can get that ass scorched.”
Four of Gary Russell Jr.’s six world title defenses so far have ended in a fast fashion. The Washington native attributes to details like this the fact that he has only fought once a year since he became world featherweight champion.
“Hell yeah, I’d be willing to fight. I definitely have time to fight if I have someone who’s willing to fight, let’s make it happen. The reason I participate once a year is that we don’t get a dance partner,” stated Russell Jr Mike Coppinger.