Undefeated Gervonta Davis has knocked out 25 of his 27 opponents – and it turns out he’s been practicing since he was a kid.
The bruiser from Baltimore has a 93% knockout-to-win ratio and stuns opponents with his southpaw stance and unique movement in and out of the pocket.
In a clip doing the rounds from his childhood, Davis’ powerful left hand is seen at the tender age of six.
Gervonta Davis possessed a powerful southpaw left hand even when he was just six years old… pic.twitter.com/K8plMU5ObN
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 6, 2023
‘Tank’ turned professional at the age of 18 in 2013, but had been boxing since he was five years old.
Davis returns to the ring this weekend against Hector Luis Garcia in a lightweight bout that’s the final stepping stone to a fight with Ryan Garcia – a fellow undefeated American star.
Luis Garcia, though, is no stranger to an upset. In fact, his win over Chris Colbert in 2022 was one of the shocks of the year and set him up for this fight with ‘Tank.’
The ability of his opponent has done nothing to stunt Davis’ confidence though, who advised fans to get there for the first bell and not leave their seat or look away from the ring.
Should he win, the Ryan Garcia bout seems all but officially announced. ESPN reports a date of April 15 is set with Las Vegas to play host.
The matchup represents a breakthrough in the best fighting the best whilst they’re in their prime – something boxing fans are not always treated to.
All eyes move to Washington DC and Hector Luis Garcia, who has the ability and the opportunity to spoil the biggest party in the lightweight division by pulling off the upset.