David Benavidez: Gervonta Davis Has Devastating Power, Josh Taylor Would Be a Great Fight for Him

Published 07/06/2021, 8:23 AM EDT
BALTIMORE, MD – JULY 27: Gervonta Davis punches Ricardo Nunez during the second round of their WBA super featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena on July 27, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)


A few days back, Gervonta Davis locked horns with Mario Barrios for the WBA regular super-lightweight strap. The pair rolled out a colossal show for the fans by going all guns blazing against each other. This was the most important fight in Davis’s career, and he undeniably came on top to hammer his fellow adversary.

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Not only the fans, but many boxing bigwigs too tuned in to watch this fight. The stout super-middleweight, David Benavidez, was one such fighter on that list who thoroughly enjoyed this bout.

Recently speaking to Little Giant Boxing, he said, “But he did really good. Barrios did really well. The first couple of rounds, I think he was boxing really good. I think what he did, that a lot of people didn’t give him credit for, was the faint.

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“That’s why ‘Tank’, it took so long for him to catch him. But he did good. I’d have loved to see Barrios go on 12 rounds but ‘Tank’ has f**kin devastating power.”

As the fight began, Davis and Barrios both began their assault on each other. They both showed significant intent on winning this fight, and their performance was a certain proof of the same.

Barrios had his fair and share of moments in the ring. But in the later rounds, ‘Tank’ picked up the pace, and he only moved forward with his shots. As a result, his power was too much to handle for Barrios. And consequently, the latter suffered a disheartening T/KO loss.

With that win, Davis put out a fiery statement in the fight world and the super-lightweight roster.

David Benavidez wants to see Gervonta Davis confront Josh Taylor

In his above interview, Benavidez cleared on whom he wants Davis to take on next. He said, “Honestly, I would love to see him fight Josh Taylor. I think Josh Taylor would be a great fight for him, he’s unified the title and whoever wins that is the best 140 pound,”

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland celebrates as he beats Ivan Baranchyk of Russia on points during the WBSS Super Lightweight Semi Final IBF World Championship fight at the Muhammad Ali Trophy Semi-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on May 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Not only Benavidez, but a huge chunk of boxing lovers wish to see this enigmatic matchup taking up the ring space against each other.

That said, it’ll be interesting to see if Benavidez and Davis really lock horns against each other in 2021.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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