Gervonta Davis is one of the hardest punchers in the sport of boxing pound for pound, having stopped a whopping 27 of the 29 men unfortunate enough to have shared a professional ring with him.
‘Tank’ has knocked fighters out from featherweight all the way up to light welterweight, causing fans to wonder how far up the weights he could go before his power begins to wane.
Mario Barrios has shared the ring with both Davis and former welterweight world champion Keith Thurman, who also has a reputation has a hard hitter.
However, in a recent interview with The Boxing Voice, Barrios explained that Davis was the bigger puncher as he was the “only fight where I touched the canvas.”
“I hate being asked that question, but I get asked all the f***ing time! Every time people ask me, I tell them that it doesn’t feel good getting cracked by anybody at that level.”
“I will say there was only one fight where I touched the canvas, so it’s sort of self explanatory.”
Barrios returns to action in another big fight next month, when he will take on Yordenis Ugas for the WBC Interim world welterweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
As for Davis, he will be looking to get his career up and running after having momentum curtailed by a brief jail sentence at the beginning of the summer.
A rematch with Isaac Cruz, who took him the distance back in 2021, appears to be the frontrunner for the Baltimore puncher’s comeback fight.