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Gervonta Davis Reveals Real Reason He Wore Shirt of Late Mexican Singer Selena Who Was Shot Dead by a ‘Jealous’ Fan

Published 02/17/2023, 4:45 PM EST

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Gervonta Davis is a well-known name in the boxing world. The Maryland-raised boxer is one of the best lightweights in the division currently. He has an undefeated professional record with 28 wins and 24 knockouts. Davis is in a training camp ahead of his fight with Ryan Garcia, scheduled for April 15 in Las Vegas. The matchup is one of the most anticipated lightweight bouts in the boxing world. The former lightweight champion has been appreciative of talent from the very beginning, even if they are his rivals. This trait of Davis makes him unique from the other boxers in the sport.

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In an interview, Gervonta Davis remembered the Late Mexican singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. He wore a shirt with her picture ahead of his fight with Hector Garcia in January 2023.

Davis’s respect for the Late singer Selena


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In a recent interview with ESNEWS,  Davis talked about the time he wore the shirt with Selena Quintanilla on it. He was asked why he chose to wear the shirt.

Davis responded, “I like her. I think she was a good singer.”  The Tank was wearing the shirt during training before his fight with Hector Garcia, which he ended up winning.


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Selena Quintanilla Perez was an American music sensation. She was known for her carefree attitude and for portraying her authentic self  to her fans. She was Mexican, born in the United States. Perez was one of the first Latin artists to make it into the mainstream music Industry. Her songs were hugely successful, and the singer won a Grammy for her performances.

The singer rose to fame at an early age and was adored for her personality. The fans loved her dazzling outfits and own makeup line. But unfortunately, her fame and stardom are what led to her death. She was brutally shot by someone very close to her.

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Who killed Selena?

When she was at the peak of her career, Selena was unstoppable, and people believed she had much more success coming her way. But fate had other plans. She was shot in the back by her number 1 fan. A woman named Yolanda Saldivar,  the president of Selena’s fan club, took her life when they disagreed on something.

Davis himself was stunned to hear the story of Selena dying at the hands of her number 1 fan. Selena was only 23 when she died, leaving behind devoted fans and her legacy as one of the best artists.


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Agrim Sharma


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Agrim Sharma is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. Having an Economics background did not deviate him from finding his passion for writing. With two years of professional content writing experience, he learned that the best way to channel his love for the sport of boxing is by writing.
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