“He Was Going Out the Door”: Despite Canelo Alvarez’s Jermell Charlo Win, Gervonta Davis Remains Adamant on Self-Proclaimed “Face of Boxing” Remarks

Published 10/03/2023, 9:10 AM EDT

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The boxing world can’t stop talking about the victory of Canelo Alvarez over Jermell Charlo. As famous, ‘Cinnamon’ beat Jermell Charlo and kept his super middleweight title. Charlo had moved up two weight classes, confident in giving Canelo a tough fight, but struggled during the bout. We don’t know if it was the weight change, lack of recent fights, or just facing a formidable opponent that caused Charlo’s loss.

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Alvarez took control from the start. He knocked Charlo down in round seven, showing he’s still at his best and shunning the critics for his past performances. As a reason, many think this victory makes him the face of boxing. However, Gervonta Davis, another top champion, disagrees. In a recent interview with Fight Hype, ‘Tank’ unraveled why he’s still the face of boxing despite Canelo’s lopsided win against ‘Iron Man.’

Why does Gervonta Davis think he’s “the face of boxing”?

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According to Davis, Alvarez’s win was great but not spotlight-stealing. Davis believes the sport’s face must show dominance and showmanship. He thinks these qualities are part of his own style. As ‘Tank’ said, “for sure, I think I’m the face of boxing already if we being real. I think I’m the face of boxing right now. I think with Canelo going out the door, all the top guys, I mean. Canelo’s probably the only one, but he’s going out the door.”

Davis also says the ‘Face of Boxing’ title goes beyond the present moment. It’s about the legacy and impact a boxer leaves. He sees himself as more than a champion. He’s a showman and an entertainer. Most importantly, he’s a boxer who leaves a lasting impression.

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When the interviewer asked what he thinks it takes to be the ‘face’ of boxing, he gave a detailed answer. He said, “Just every time I’m in there, just put on a great performance, you know. Just go out there and put on a great performance. That’s, I think that’s what make me, what make me that star over everybody. ‘Cause people be winning, but they, you watching them and they be like, first of all, they go 12 rounds. Not saying 12 rounds is bad, but it just like how they do it. Like they run and they think it’s still amateur boxing and things like that. Like, come on.”

Who’s Tank aiming next to make his legacy irrefutable?

According to Boxing Social, Calvin Ford, Davis’s trainer, recently revealed the mega fight Davis is aiming for next. The focus is on a potential bout between Davis and Teofimo Lopez, a two-weight world champion. Both fighters have a long history, tracing back to their days in the American amateur ranks. He said it’s not a question of “if,” but “when.” Both fighters have sparred before, adding intrigue to a future pro bout. Ford believes the fight will happen after they clear other challenges.

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He wants Lopez to keep his 140-pound class spot, while Davis holds his. Both fighters are at career highs after recent wins. Davis beat Ryan Garcia, and Lopez defeated Josh Taylor. However, there are still logistical hurdles in the fight’s manifestation. These include promoter and broadcasting issues that need resolution before scheduling the fight.

The boxing ring is as much a stage for personalities as it is for athletes. While Canelo Alvarez’s recent win over Jermell Charlo was a significant milestone, Gervonta Davis remains steadfast in his belief that he is the true “Face of Boxing.” With upcoming fights and plans to diversify his boxing portfolio, Davis is not just talking the talk; he’s walking the walk.

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So, who do you think is the real face of boxing—Canelo Alvarez or Gervonta Davis? Or is there room for more than one star in this arena? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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