After being released from a jail sentence this summer, fans have been incessantly speculating over who Gervonta Davis is going to take on next.
Though he has long been a strong commercial draw, Davis’ star power rose to another level following his stoppage victory over Ryan Garcia at the T-Mobile Arena back in April.
Rumours have been surfacing on social media that, for his next fight, Davis could be set to move up to welterweight to take on former world champion Keith Thurman.
However, in a recent interview with Fight Hype, ‘Tank’s advisor Lenoard Ellerbe emphatically shut down talk of Davis vs Thurman in the new year.
“It never was a possibility! I don’t know where that kind of stuff comes from. I tell you people all the time ‘Tank’ is his own boss, and when he’s ready to go he will let you guys know!”
Showtime executive, Stephen Espinoza, also ruled out the contest.
Y'all need to stop with the Tank vs. Thurman stuff.
It's. Not. Happening.
Stop believing everything you read on social media. Not all sources are the same.
— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) September 25, 2023
Though there has been no news on an opponent as of yet, Baltimore puncher Davis is still expected to return to the ring in early 2024.
Two names that keeping cropping up are PBC stablemates Frank Martin and Isaac Cruz, with Davis having already shared the ring with the latter back in 2020 in what was one of his two professional fights to reach the final bell.
There has been also talk of borderline fantasy bouts with pound for pound stars Naoya Inoue and Terence Crawford, though both would no doubt require catchweights, rehydration clauses, intricate broadcast deals and just about everything else that make fights nearly impossible to make.