Gervonta Davis Sends a Stern Message to His ‘Haters’: “It’s Going to Be a Time When They Wake Up”

Published 06/13/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 01: Gervonta Davis celebrates after knocking out and defeating Guillermo Avila of Mexico (not pictured) in their super featherweights bout at the DC Armory on April 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Two-weight world champion Gervonta Davis might make it three on the night of his clash against Mario Barrios for the WBA 140 lbs title on June 26. Hence, the 26-year-old appears ready to silence his critics. Boasting of an undefeated record, ‘Tank’ believes he is underrated.

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Although he is already a boxing superstar, Davis doesn’t appear pleased with the criticism he has received throughout the years. In an interaction with Brian Custer, he addressed the issue and sent a message to the haters. While Davis didn’t bother to consider the ‘P4P best’ tag to be important at this stage, it is still one of his future targets.

Gervonta Davis said, “I mean for me, I don’t really focus on that (The best P4P tag) you know. But it’s going to be certain. It’s definitely going to be certain. I am working each and every day, you know, just to continue to beat whatever they put in front of me. It’s going to be a time when they wake up for sure.”

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Following a dominant win over Leo Santa Cruz last year, Davis will have a tough test against Barrios this month. ‘El-Azteca’ Barrios has all the tools to dismantle Davis and a move to 140 lbs can be costly for ‘Tank’. Nevertheless, Gervonta Davis has seemed confident about retaining his undefeated record, for which he will have to snatch Barrios’ ‘0’.

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Hailing from the Mayweather Promotions, ‘Tank’ is already a big name in the lightweight division. The Baltimore native’s professional career has seen him reach sheer heights of success. Besides, Gervonta Davis is already a PPV fighter. Hence, he appears to be walking the right path in his career to become the next big thing.

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Meanwhile, the 135 lbs and the 140 lbs divisions have several unbeaten champions and ‘Tank’ hasn’t fought all of them. So, there’s still some work left to do. The primary job would start with Mario Barrios (26-0).

Unless Gervonta Davis gets his hands raised against Barrios, he would still have some haters on board. However, a win can help them all “wake up.”

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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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