Gervonta Davis Says He’s Fighting Twice in 2021

Published 02/20/2021, 2:30 PM EST
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)


WBA lightweight champion, Gervonta Davis, will look to stay active and further his boxing run. The ‘Tank’ took to social media and revealed how many times he would enter the squared circle in 2021.

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Following a sensational KO win over Leo Santa Cruz in October, Davis earned himself the tag of the ‘Baddest’ lightweight on the roster. However, the unbeaten champion is untested against the other champions, including the likes of Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia, and Devin Haney.

So, it seems to be the perfect year to see the lightweight thrillers happen and Davis has already posed himself for the competition. ‘Tank’ took to Twitter and wrote, “I’m fighting twice this year.”

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Meanwhile, fighting twice in the year doesn’t seem a major deal for the WBA titleholder. He has been super active since his professional debut in 2013, accepting six fights in the maiden year. In almost eight years of his pro-boxing ride, Davis has appeared in 24 fights. So, it’s nothing new for him.

But, ‘Tank’ has turned himself into an elite and he will face superior competition at his stage. Thus, it might not be a walk in the park for him. Here’s a look at all the possible opponents for Gervonta Davis.

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Gervonta Davis- ‘Tank’ and his potential adversaries

A few weeks back, Davis was set to lock horns against WBC Interim champion, Ryan Garcia. It was ‘KingRy’ who initiated the call after his win against Luke Campbell. The two were involved in a heated verbal banter at Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin podcast.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia reacts after defeating Luke Campbell during the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

However, Garcia diverted his attention from Davis to Manny Pacquiao and the lightweight talks faded away with time. Although it’s still a possibility, Davis and Garcia are nowhere close to finalizing their bout.

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WBA Interim lightweight champion, Roland Romero, can also step up to unify the WBA lightweight straps against ‘Tank’. Boasting off 13 wins alongside no defeats, Romero is already a titleholder in just four years. He has attained 11 of his wins via KO and can be a legitimate threat to Davis’ dominance.

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Nevertheless, ‘Tank’ has several more options ahead and it won’t be a struggle to find big names to box against him. These bouts will endanger his unparalleled run at 135 lbs, but will also bring more attention to him. For champions, all fights are high-risk and high-reward, and it appears as though it will be no exception for Davis.

Do you think Gervonta Davis can become the dominant lightweight at the end of 2021?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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