Gervonta Davis recorded a seventh-round knockout win over Ryan Garcia back in April, and now thoughts have turned to who he might fight next.
Multi-weight champion ‘Tank’ Davis is now 29-0 with 27 wins inside the distance.
He has recently been released from jail after serving time for breaking a 90 day home detention order, but has 200 hours of community service to attend to.
With the path clearer to get back to action, former opponent Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz has been floated as a potential opponent.
Although he lost via unanimous decision, Cruz is one of only two men who can say they have taken ‘Tank’ the distance – hand injury for the winner or otherwise.
Showtime Sports Executive Stephen Espinoza was recently asked by FightHype if the rematch is a realistic fight.
“I think it’s an option. It’s an interesting one cause of Isaac’s style and the fact that neither one of those guys was completely satisfied with how the first fight went. Isaac believes he had a missed opportunity that he couldn’t follow up, Tank was hampered by the hand.
I’d love to see that fight again. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s next with Tank getting out, Isaac being on this card, people try to join to dots and it’s not really that simple. There are plenty of other guys that we can look at.”
Cruz faces undefeated Giovanni Cabrera this weekend on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr versus Terence Crawford.
Espinoza was then asked if Davis will be out for a third time this year.
“Tank would love to. He’s pretty adamant. He has a little community service to take care of. If he can get back in fighting shape and take care of the details then end of this year start of next year is possible.”
Talk then moved to undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney and the possibility of a match-up between the two.
“There was some preliminary discussions. I’m not aware any numbers have been exchanged. Haney’s in the middle of a lot of things. He has a lot of opportunities. Tank just getting out.
Haney’s got a couple of immediate opportunities he has to address. I’m not sure from my perspective there is a realistic opportunity to talk about Haney to tank when you’ve got two mandatory or two title challengers waiting for you.
Tank is probably best at 135 and will probably stay there unless there is an opportunity that dictates otherwise. If you ask Tank, he will say all those guys. Cruz, Haney, back-to-back nights.”
Haney is expected to announce his next moves soon, with a jump up in weight triggering the four belts to become vacant.