Standing just 5ft 5.5in tall, Gervonta Davis doesn’t cut the scariest figure, but his size couldn’t be more misleading.
Davis has incredible power with a better knockout ratio than most of the top heavyweights in world boxing, including Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury.
Signed to Mayweather Promotions, Davis has the nickname “Tank”, which was coined by one of his amateur coaches due to his head being oversized in comparison to his body.
The nickname happens to fit very well if you consider the powerful striking style of “Tank”, as he bulldozers through his opponents.
No more than Leo Santa Cruz, who Davis struck in amazing fashion in 2020.
It was a close battle through six rounds before Davis released one of the most brutal uppercuts for ever grace boxing that left Santa Cruz knocked unconscious cold and sprawled against the ropes.
The shot even left the usually unwavering UFC star, Conor McGregor, worried about Santa Cruz’s health, as he said, “My lord!
“Praying for the health and safety of Santa Cruz there. The young man ‘Tank’ Davis has some serious poison in that back shot. Incredible!”
Gervonta Davis pushes an opponent off the stage during a weigh-in and offers a sincere apology for why
Luckily Santa Cruz has recovered well, but he is not the only opponent who has faced the wrath of Davis’ power, as he has previously used his knockout ability to get himself out of trouble.
When “Tank” climbed to super lightweight last year to face Mario Barrios, it was difficult to split the two until the eighth round when Davis dropped his opponent twice.
Barrios recovered well and to Davis’ shock, at the end of the ninth round Mayweather Jr. told “Tank” that he was inferior on the unofficial scorecard.
That prompted Davis to start dropping bombs and from halfway through the 11th round he stopped Barrios.
This is in line with the policies of Mayweather Promotions and Premier Boxing Champions, which they just want ‘Tank’ to fight inner talentbut after this collision he will run out of options.
Having said that, Davis is reportedly out of contract after that fightThat could open him up to battles with some of the lightweight division’s biggest names, such as Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia.
The sharks are already circling, like Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has expressed interest in signing Davisso Mayweather Promotions will have to move fast if they want to keep their brightest star.
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