Boxers Celebrate Thanksgiving 2021: Gervonta Davis, Jake Paul, and More

Published 11/26/2021, 2:11 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)


Gervonta Davis, Jake Paul, and several of boxing’s A-listers have their high voltage fights on board before we bid farewell to 2021. However, it’s winter and we stand in a festive season right now. With Christmas just a month away, thanksgiving has already chimed in the festive mood all over the globe, and the boxing world is no exception.

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Amid fight camps, boxers have found ways to celebrate thanksgiving and send love to the fans all over. While few of them appeared to have had a great time with family, some of them honed themselves at the gym. It made sense for Gervonta Davis and Jake Paul, who have their fights in less than a month.

Heavyweight elites- Otto Wallin and Kubrat Pulev seemingly spent time with their close ones. Pulev was spotted at an event while Wallin chose to remain indoors with his loved ones. Meanwhile, WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney was also found at the gym. ‘The Dream’ posted his picture from work and wrote, “Thanksgiving work.”

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Well, for lightweight star Ryan Garcia and WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo, it was all about the family. Garcia visited his grandma on thanksgiving and posted a video of it on Instagram.

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Similarly, Charlo posted a picture with his partner and kids from residence and wrote, “Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.”

Boxer Anthony Dirrell also posted a picture of his delicious menu for thanksgiving on social media, sending several of his followers into a frenzy.

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Post-thanksgiving is all action for Gervonta Davis, Jake Paul, and others

After all the celebration, it will be time for serious work, and WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis seems to know it pretty well. ‘Tank’ will defend his 135 lbs belt against Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz on December 5 and in no way shall sleep on his nearing rival. The same is with Jake Paul, who will take on Tommy Fury on December 18.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Gervonta Davis weighs in for his WBA Super Featherweight Championship fight against Hugo Ruiz (not pictured) at the The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

After a successful 4-0 run, Paul will compete against a pro-boxer for the first time in his career. Tommy Fury is also undefeated and has 7 wins under his name as a pro-boxer. So this sheer intensity will demand a lot from ‘The Problem Child’. And it justifies Paul’s training, even on the day of Thanksgiving.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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