Gervonta Davis has been out of the ring since a career-best victory over Ryan Garcia this April.
The lucrative fight saw ‘Tank’ drop and stop Garcia, selling a reported 1.2 million pay-per-views and producing the fifth most successful live gate in Las Vegas history in the process.
It took the Baltimore boxer to 29-0 with 27 early finishes, and cemented his status as the money-man in the lightweight division. In the aftermath, he said he was ‘the face of boxing’, and many pundits agreed.
Any momentum was paused when a judge ruled Davis to home detention stemming from a 2020 hit-and-run case. He would later be ordered to serve the remainder – around two months – in jail following a breach of the terms.
Davis has since been released and is free to begin training once again. The 28-year-old was rumoured to be eyeing up a December return, perhaps a rematch against Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz. Cruz is one of two men to take ‘Tank’ the distance.
More recently, talk on social media was around a potential fight with former welterweight world champion, Keith Thurman. Showtime executive, Stephen Espinoza, said that this was completely false.
Now, ‘Tank’ has informed fans that it will be 2024 before they see him again, saying he was ‘getting his personal life together’ beforehand.
I’m getting my personal life together..I’ll see yall top of the year 👍 https://t.co/2ejx89eZHU
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) September 26, 2023
Cruz may still be in the running to be that comeback opponent, but the lightweight division – should he decide against another jump up to 140lbs – is stacked with plenty of suitors.
With undisputed champion Devin Haney moving up to challenge Regis Prograis for his world title, the WBC 135 belt has become vacant and will be fought for by Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos this November.
Davis may just have an eye on the winner, or will be keen to pick up another one of Haney’s old belts should the rest be taken from him.