Ranking @ Super Featherweight
Gervonta Davis is a professional boxer who was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 7, 1994. Avoiding the dangerous streets is crucial for young kids in Baltimore when they are not in school, so Davis' family allowed him to spend his free time at a local boxing gym. His training started at the age of five at the Upton Boxing Center, which was owned and operated by local celebrity Calvin Ford. The HBO show "The Wire" based the character Dennis Wise on Ford.
The great training helped Gervonta Davis have an accomplished amateur boxing career. He won his first National Silver Gloves Championship in 2006 at the age of 12. He also won the tournament in 2007 and 2008. Davis added two gold medals at the Junior Olympics during this time too. Davis went through a minor adjustment period when he started facing older boxers, but he returned to prominence when he won the National Gold Gloves Championship in 2012.
After finishing his amateur career with a 206-15 record, Gervonta Davis made his professional debut on February 22, 2013. The match against Desi Williams was scheduled to go four rounds, but Williams was knocked out less than two minutes into the first round. Davis fought a total of six matches in 2013, and he easily won every fight with a knockout. He had his first competitive professional fight when he took on German Meraz on October 8, 2014. While Davis was forced to box six rounds for the first time in his career, he still came away with the unanimous decision victory.
The win over Meraz set up a match against extremely accomplished Puerto Rican boxer Israel Suarez on February 20, 2015. Suarez entered the fight with an impressive resume, but Gervonta Davis knocked him out after only 47 seconds in the first round. Gervonta got another quick first round knockout in his next fight against Alberto Mora on May 22, 2015. Suarez and Mora were both knocked out for the first time in their career.
The impressive string of knockout victories gave Davis the opportunity to fight for a large audience on television for the first time in his career. His fight against Recky Dulay was on the undercard of the pay-per-view event showcasing the match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto on September 12, 2015. Dulay entered the match with an impressive 8-1 record, but he was also knocked out in the first round.
Gervonta got the chance to fight a former world title holder for the first time when he faced Cristobal Cruz on October 30, 2015. Cruz was clearly entering the end of his career, so he did not put up much of a threat before losing by technical knockout in the third round. Davis won 15 of his first 16 professional fights by knockout before getting his first world title shot on January 14, 2017. The match was for Jose Pedraza's IBF junior lightweight title. Both boxers entered the match undefeated, but the champion ultimately got dethroned by technical knockout in the seventh round.
What is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis' Record?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis' record currently stands at 24 wins, 0 loses and 0 draws. He is currently undefeated in a total of 24 contests. Of those 24 wins he has stopped 23 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 96%. He's boxed a total of 85 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 3.5 rounds on average.
What was Davis' last fight?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis' last fight took place against Yuriorkis Gamboa's on 28th Dec 2019, in Georgia, United States. He won by technical knockout after 12 rounds. That fight was 1 year and 4 months ago.
How active is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis?
Davis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What belts does Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis hold?
He currently holds the WBA World Lightweight and WBA Super World Super Featherweight championships.
He won a vacant WBA World Lightweight belt against Yuriorkis Gamboa, beating him by technical knockout after 12 rounds on 28th December 2019. He has held this belt for a total of 501 days (1 year, 4 months and 15 days) and is yet to make a defence of the belt. He is yet to make a mandatory defence of this belt.
He won WBA Super World Super Featherweight belt against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, beating him by in the th round on . He has held this belt for a total of 655 days (1 year, 9 months and 16 days) and has defended the belt 3 times. His next mandatory for his WBA belt is due against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis. His last mandatory challenger for this belt was Ricardo Nunez, who he defeated by technical knockout in the 2nd round, on 27th July 2019. This was 1 year, 9 months and 16 days ago.
Where is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis From?
Davis was born in the United States.
How Old Is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis?
The lightweight is currently 26 years old. He was born on 7th November 1994, so he will turn 27 in 5 months and 26 days.
How long has Davis been fighting?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis made his professional debut in February 2013, so he has been a pro for 8 years and 2 months.
How good is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis?
Davis is currently ranked 1st by the The Ring at Super Featherweight.
How tall is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis?
Davis is 5' 6" (5 Foot and 6 inches) which is 168cm (1 meter and 68 centimeters).
What is Davis' Reach?
His reach is 68.9 inches (68.9") which is 175 cm (1 meter and 75 centimeters).
What stance does Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis use?
Davis fights from a southpaw stance, which means he favours his left hand as his power hand when fighting.
What are some potential opponents for Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis?
Some potential future fights for Davis include Unified Lightweight Champion Teofimo Lopez, Vasyl Lomachenko, Unified Super Lightweight Champion Josh Taylor, Devin Haney and Tevin Farmer.
What will be Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis' Next Fight?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is to face Mario Barrios next on Saturday 26th June 2021. The fight will take place in the United States. The card will be shown by Showtime PPV in the United States.
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What are some recent Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis results?
Davis remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Ricardo Nunez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena, Maryland, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Hugo Ruiz on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jesus Andres Cuellar on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Francisco Fonseca on 26th August 2017 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Liam Walsh on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
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