Gervonta Davis is officially back in the gym and, in his own words, somebody is in trouble.
The Baltimore native kicked off 2023 by stamping his authority on the sport with a stoppage win over Ryan Garcia in one of the most lucrative events in the history of Las Vegas.
That body shot finish led ‘Tank’ to announce himself as ‘the face of boxing’, and look towards fights with rivals in and around perhaps the most talented weight classes in boxing. Devin Haney, Shakur Stevenson and Teofimo Lopez are options.
All of that momentum was halted when the 28-year-old was sentenced to home detention, and subsequently prison, for a hit and run case dating back to 2020.
Now with his time served, Davis is back training and the first clip of him doing so has garnered over half a million likes across social media platforms. It’s clear to see why, even by those who don’t take much from pad work.
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) October 24, 2023
The ‘unbelievable’ clip led some to ask if it was sped up, but others pointed out the undefeated knockout artist was known for this sort of rapid fire in the gym.
Fans said that his rivals stood no chance, praised the coach’s coordination and even said that Davis was Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson rolled into one.
One commenter said ‘Tank is only hitting the pads and the internet is buzzing. Imagine when he announces his return to the ring’ – and it’s true that the hype for him next year will be through the roof.
The 30th fight of Davis’ career is rumoured to be a rematch with Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz in early 2024 – one of two men to take him the distance.
A stoppage victory the second time around would put the rivalry to bed and prepare ‘Tank’ for the bigger fights on offer.