Given the fact Gervonta Davis is undefeated and only two of his 29 opponents have managed to last until the final bell, calling him out hardly seems like the wisest move – aside from the astronomical payday on offer, of course.
Former lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr, who has not boxed since back to back points defeats to Devin Haney last year, has done just that.
In an interview with FightHub, Kambosos appeared confident in his chances in a prospective bout with ‘Tank.’
“I really like the Gervonta Davis fight, styles wise. A lot people are saying he’s too explosive and he’d knock me out, but they said the same thing with Teofimo Lopez.
Stylistically, I think me and him is a shootout. I can take a shot, I’ve got a chin on me, I’m very explosive as well and I throw punches in bunches.
When I take someones confidence away from them, when they can’t take me out and I keep coming and keep breaking ’em down, it opens up a lot of holes.
It’s a great fight, he’s a lot smaller than I am so I feel I can capitalise on that.”
Kambosos has more immediate concerns, however, as he takes on Britain’s Maxi Hughes in Shawnee on July 22nd for the IBO world lightweight title.
Hughes is in the form of his life and is coming off a career best win against former world champion Kid Galahad last time out, so Kambosos can ill afford to look the Yorkshireman.
As for Davis, he is unlikely to be back in a boxing ring until the end of the year at the earliest, as he is currently serving jail time for breaking a home detention order.