Floyd Mayweather’s Protégé Gervonta Davis Explains Why He Compared Himself With Canelo Alvarez

Published 11/24/2021, 9:00 AM EST


Gervonta Davis had claimed to be in a similar position with Canelo Alvarez after the Mexican boxer stopped Caleb Plant on November 6 to become the maiden undisputed super middleweight champion. Although Davis is still to achieve half of what Alvarez has accomplished, the Baltimore native had still put himself in a similar bracket to the P4P king.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

It didn’t sit well with several people who hit out at ‘Tank’. However, Davis has explained his statement and has detailed why he compared himself with Canelo Alvarez.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Gervonta Davis said, “Everybody took it in a wrong way, saying that you know talk about his accomplishments. I was just saying that you know I have the same skill set as Canelo. You know at 135, 130, 140.”

Well, Gervonta Davis may have a point in reality. The 27-year-old is already a three-division world champion and currently holds an exceptional record of 25-0 with 24 KOs included. He still has several more years to see as a pro boxer and can rightly land up in more divisions and claim titles in all of them. As smooth as it sounds, the reality will demand a lot from ‘Tank’ Davis.

Is it too early to compare Gervonta Davis with Canelo Alvarez?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Undoubtedly, Davis and Alvarez are way too far to be compared with each other. Canelo Alvarez has fought some of the best fighters of all time and has managed to become one of them. He is a four-division world champion, who is still extremely active in the sport. That said, the P4P king now wants to taste the cruiserweight gold and can soon aim towards becoming a five-division titlist.

Nov 6, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez celebrates after knocking out Caleb Plant (not pictured) during their undisputed super middleweight world championship boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

As for Davis, he has to clean sweep the 135 lbs division. For that, he will have to take on the best fighters. ‘Tank’ hasn’t unified his belts yet and unless he does that, he will always face criticism if he compares himself to Alvarez.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, he has whatever it takes to box his way into history and earn comparisons with Canelo. That being said, right now, it is too early.

Watch This Story: Top 5 Best Selling PPV Fights of Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing Career

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Raj Sarkar

2704 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT