“I’m Not a Floyd Mayweather”: Gervonta Davis Reveals Why He Won’t Fight Jake Paul

Published 12/02/2021, 8:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 24: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Gervonta Davis speaks to the Media during SHOWTIME SPORTS 2018 Boxing Announcements at Cipriani on Jnauary 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Gervonta Davis is one of those few boxing young guns who has hit the right chord in connecting with a vast fan base. Davis is a special talent on this side of combat sports and his exemplary knockout power has made him a fan favorite. For now, ‘Tank’ is keenly chasing legacy and his sole aim is to become a hotshot of the sport.

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Also, the young force isn’t quite interested in getting involved in the ongoing boxing trend, i.e. celebrity/exhibition bouts. Talking about that, many fans already drew comparisons of Davis and his rival Jake Paul. However, despite being on Jake Paul’s list, ‘Tank’ remained firm that he wouldn’t box ‘The Problem Child’. However, his reason for this was rather surprising.

On the Full Send Podcast, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis said, “Yeah, I’ll laugh at him! Like you want me to fight him?”

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“I feel, though, in my career I can’t do that right now. Why I say that? Because I ain’t put in enough work like I’m not a Floyd Mayweather, I ain’t no Manny Pacquiao or no Canelo, I mean. I still got actual work to put in that’s like me in my 8th grade trying to like do something out of this world.”

Davis, 27, has a fight lined up against Isaac Cruz this weekend.

In this fight, ‘Tank’ will defend his WBA lightweight ‘regular’ title. With that, he will look to improve his undefeated streak to 26-0.

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Gervonta Davis is a fighter in his own league

Davis has 24 T/KO wins and a KO ratio of a staggering 96%. Furthermore, he has won world championships in three divisions. The Maryland native is fairly in a league of his own, and his seriousness towards his career is certainly visible. Also, he isn’t looking to take any of the celebrity fights, because he rightly knows, this is not the ideal time for him to take on such fights.

BALTIMORE, MD – JULY 27: Gervonta Davis punches Ricardo Nunez during the second round of their WBA super featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena on July 27, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Instead, he is keen on elevating his boxing stint in the best possible manner, and on Saturday night, he will be eager to prove his case again. How much do you agree with Gervonta Davis’ above comments? Let us know.

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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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