Floyd Mayweather’s Protege Gervonta Davis Vacates WBA Super-Featherweight Title

Published 08/29/2021, 2:46 AM EDT
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 is one terrifying young gun who has quickly risen to prominence. With his out-of-the-box performances in umpteen weight classes, ‘Tank’ has become a fan favorite and has won gold in all weight classes. He even held all the belts simultaneously, until today, as he vacated the super-featherweight belt.

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The WBA President, Gilberto Mendoza, broke this news to ESPN. Following his decision, the knockout sensation now holds WBA ‘regular’ belts at the lightweight and super-lightweight frame.

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‘Tank’ is slowly and steadily elevating his boxing career alongside moving to higher weight classes. That said, in his stint until now, Davis has shown tremendous improvements every time he’s changed his weight category. For now, he’s transitioned his focus to the super-lightweight roster.

A few months back, the young gun faced Mario Barrios for the WBA ‘regular’ super-lightweight title. In this bout, Davis didn’t seem in his element for the first half of the fight. However, just like a champion, the 26-year-old figured out what was needed and demolished his rival.

He finally attained a T/KO win in round 11 and solidified his spot in boxing lore. Also, with this win, it was clear that Davis could hold his own at 140 and forge a successful run at super-lightweight.

Is this the right move by Gervonta Davis?

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Although Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis stands 5′ 5½″, he still is able to carry a substantial amount of weight and move swiftly inside the ring.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates following his fight with 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)

Furthermore, his power is the one to watch out for and that’s what keeps his fans intrigued throughout his fights. Moving ahead, Davis has definitely picked the right pathway by vacating his WBA 130 pound title, as this will help him stay dedicated to his current weight class.

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It’ll be interesting to see who he faces next when he does return to the squared circle. What do you make of Gervonta Davis’ move?

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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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