Gervonta Davis is one of the most fearsome punchers in the sport of boxing, and has the skills to boot.
The Baltimore fighter is coming off a career-best victory over Ryan Garcia – a 27th stoppage in a so far perfect career – that saw many brand him ‘the face of boxing’, a sentiment he agrees with.
‘Tank’ is currently comfortable at lightweight and has plenty of fights in the division should he want them, but he’s also open to bigger challenges.
One such example could be Teofimo Lopez, who recently won a super-lightweight world title in his third fight in the division.
In an interview with Fight hub TV, Lopez confidently exclaimed that he would ‘outclass’ Davis.
“I think more me and Tank than Ryan. I like facing the guy that beat the guy, rather than the guy that lost to the guy. Ryan just kept literally lunging in and the hooks – I mean that was an easy read for Tank.”
“I think that with myself and Tank – oh hell yeah it’s explosive – but I’m really gonna outclass him.”
Lopez’ victory over Josh Taylor has revitalised both his career and discussions of him being one of the best fighters on the planet. He was previously acclaimed for his victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko down at lightweight, but one loss and a couple of lacklustre performances in between saw him lose some shine.
Now that he’s back in a big way – and despite claims of early retirement at just 25-years-old – a Gervonta Davis fight is one the fans would pay to see.
Davis currently has more pressing matters, though. He’s behind bars at Baltimore County Jail for breaching house arrest following a charge relating to a 2020 hit and run case.