A Hall Of Fame fighter and former world champion has claimed that Gervonta Davis ‘doesn’t like toughness.’
It was a catchweight fight at 136lbs, just 1lb higher than lightweight, where he holds the WBA Regular Title. ‘Tank’ has also held belts at super lightweight and featherweight.
Despite being undefeated and seemingly on the path to being one of the best in the sport, former world champion turned pundit Tim Bradley told FightHype he has seen things that mean the Baltimore boxer will be ‘exposed’ in the future.
“He get in there with the right guy, like Shakur Stevenson, he gunna get exposed.
I’ve noticed a pattern with a lot of the PBC’s fighters man. Inactivity is one of them. When they really get in there with a live dog and get hit in the face they all bow out. You’re seeing there are levels to this game.”
Bradley then cited Davis’s fight with Isaac Cruz in December 2021 as evidence.
“I remember seeing [Tank] fight against Cruz and I saw a different side to him, yeh he boxed, but he didn’t like that toughness, that heat, that Cruz brought. And I know he had a hurt hand but I could just tell, the body language, I saw certain things. Things get hot in there and he can’t have his way, you can beat him. I think he will fold under pressure, as soon as he gets hits back.”
A fight with two-weight world champion Shakur Stevenson – perhaps soon to be three – is one that fans would love to see. Davis is set to return in early 2024 with his eyes on that fight, as well as one with Devin Haney, whom he recently took aim at for past sparring rumours.