Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis made headlines recently when a resurfaced video clip showed him saying he would easily knockout out pound-for-pound superstar, Terence Crawford.
The undisputed welterweight champion, coming off a career-best victory over Errol Spence Jr, responded by saying he would welcome ‘Tank’ in the ring, urging the Baltimore native to ‘see what happens’ when he tried to ‘touch his chin.’
Davis is coming off a good victory of his own, a stoppage of Ryan Garcia in April of this year seeing him catapult to super stardom. When asked about being ‘the face of boxing’ by DTLR Radio, the 28-year-old was humble in response.
“It’s big, but I know I gotta do more work. So I keep my head down a little bit and stay focused and continue to grind.”
It’s that status – self-proclaimed but also hard to argue with – that Davis believes was behind the noise of a recent match-up with Crawford. He played it off as ‘joking around.’
“Nah, it was just some talking on Twitter like back and forth that was joking around, but you know how people be – I’m the face of boxing so they make a big deal out of it.”
It has been clear to most that the fight between ‘Tank’ – currently 135lbs – and Terence – 147 – is highly unlikely, made even more so by the latter’s keenness to jump up in weight rather than stay where he is and welcome anyone new.
His most recent target is the winner of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Jermell Charlo at super-middleweight – an astonishing three-division jump should be get his wish.
As for ‘Tank’, he said he was in a great space mentally following a brief prison stint, and hoped to get back in the ring by the end of this year or the start of next. That is widely expected to be against former foe, Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz.