Gervonta Davis appears to already have his next fight booked – just days after retaining his world title.
The Baltimore super-featherweight kept hold of his WBA Super world title last weekend with a one-round demolition of Hugo Ruiz.
Davis, 24, had his opponent – a late replacement following the withdrawal of Abner Mares – down before he was stopped on his feet with a second to go in the opening round at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
And ‘Tank’ will soon be back in the gym, preparing for his next assignment, after Floyd Mayweather revealed plans for him to fight in an exhibition.
That exhibition would come in April, against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, before another defence of his crown in May.
“We’re thinking May (for his next fight), if that’s okay with him,” Mayweather told reporters in the wake of the talented southpaw’s win over Ruiz. “But he has an exhibition bout with Tenshin in Japan in April.
“April is Tenshin and May is the real fight.”
Nasukawa is known to the boxing fraternity for having been drilled in less than three minutes by the aforementioned Mayweather back in December.
Mayweather is alleged to have made a whopping $10 million for his win over Nasukawa and Davis, should he take him on, will go some way to earning a hefty pay packet too.
Further details will be revealed in due course.
Article by: Elliot Foster