Esteemed former trainer Teddy Atlas has been involved in boxing since the early 1980s, and as such has witnessed a host of elite fighters come and go.
Now, trying his hand at podcasting, Atlas simply analyses boxers as opposed to trying to coaching them to glory as he did in his younger days.
And, on a recent edition of THE FIGHT, he discussed Gervonta Davis’ win over Ryan Garcia, and described the Baltimore puncher as a “complete fighter.”
“‘Tank’ is a hell of a fighter. I don’t love the things we hear about him in his personal life, but I don’t know any more about it than is put out there.”
“But he’s a complete freakin’ fighter – mentally, technically, every way. He can go get you, he can counter punch, he can control you on the outside, he’s patient, he’s mentally solid, he’s cerebral and he can punch like hell.”
Davis stopped Garcia in the seventh round at the T-Mobile Arena last month with a crippling body shot, proving to be just too much for ‘King Ryan’ to recover from.
However, there was quickly a reminder of the troubled personal life referenced by Atlas soon after that night, as he was sentenced for a 2020 hit and run case on May 5th
‘Tank’ luckily avoided a custodial sentence for the offence , and will instead now be subject to 90 days of home detention, three years’ of probation and 200 hours of community service, as per The Baltimore Banner.
It remains unclear just how this will affect the remainder of 2023 in a boxing sense, though fans can still expect to see Davis out once towards the end of the year.