‘I Ain’t No Mike Tyson’: Gervonta Davis Responds to Shakur Stevenson’s Absurd Comparison

Published 11/25/2021, 8:30 AM EST
BROOKLYN, NY – JULY 29: Gervonta Davis answers questions during a media availability on July 29, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


Gervonta Davis is one of the scariest boxers of recent times. In a short span of time, the Maryland native has received some sound attention from hardcore boxing lovers. Davis possesses slick power, controlled movements, and paramount stamina, that eventually helps him outclass his opponents inside the squared circle.

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But is his style anywhere close to the greats Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali? The WBO super-featherweight champ, Shakur Stevenson, feels so.

That said, ‘Tank’, in a fresh interview, responded to Stevenson’s comparisons. Es News shared this video, wherein Davis can be seen giving his real opinion.

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“You know I ain’t no damn Mike Tyson versus no Muhammad Ali. It’ll be like, I won’t even say what it’ll be like,” said Davis.

‘Tank’ himself laughed over this comparison. With his comments, he cleared that there’s no comparison between him and Tyson or Muhammad Ali.

Just like any other young gun in the sport, Davis, too, shares massive respect for ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ and Ali. That said, not only Davis, but any other young boxing star wouldn’t enjoy getting compared with the likes of Ali and Tyson. This is because they may not feel worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as the pioneers of the sport.

Davis‘ above reaction may have won countless hearts and earned respect from hardcore boxing fans. Currently, ‘Tank’ is involved in his preparations for his upcoming fight against Isaac Cruz, and he’s totally engrossed with his hardcore regimes for this fight.

Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz – When and where is this fight happening?

‘Tank’ Gervonta Davis and ‘Pitbull’ Isaac Cruz’s bout will come to life on December 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In this contest, ‘Tank’ will defend his WBA lightweight ‘regular’ title.

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This fight is important for Davis to retain his undefeated stint as well as advance his chances towards an ultimate lightweight title fight.

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As Davis is an obvious favorite in this collision, it will be interesting to see how he fares.

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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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