Josh Taylor Claims He’d Destroy Gervonta Davis: ‘There’s Only One Champion’

Published 07/17/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 28: Josh Taylor is shown after his super lightweight fight against Alfonso Olvera at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taylor won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Gervonta Davis has been making steady statements in the boxing universe with his paramount skills. To date, he has put on some stupendous performances and has allured one and all. Additionally, he’s made appearances in several weight classes, and for now, his attention is set on becoming a hotshot in the super-lightweight division.

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In his last fight, Davis outclassed Mario Barrios to claim the WBA regular super-lightweight strap. However, his performance didn’t quite impress the undisputed champ of this weight class.

Speaking to Boxing Social, Josh Taylor said, ”He can’t be calling himself a champion at 140lbs because there’s only one champion – myself. That’s the thing I hate about boxing – far too many belts. ‘Regular’, ‘interim’ and ‘diamond’. Too many belts.”

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Speaking further, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ said, “He is a very good fighter, very skilful, but he was getting outboxed by Mario Barrios. Listen, I’d absolutely destroy him. It’s a good fight, a big fight, but I’d absolutely smash him to pieces.” (h/t Michael Benson)

Taylor, in his last ring appearance, confronted Jose Ramirez for the undisputed super-lightweight championship. Walking in as an underdog, the Scottish boxer, who had no pressure on himself, was supremely hungry to put on a show.

As a result, he stuck to his game plans till the very end and claimed a gigantic career win. With that, he ascended to the peak of the 140-pound roster. That said, in his above statements, Taylor indirectly showed his interest in fighting Gervonta Davis. Now, it’ll be intriguing to see if this bout materializes soon.

Can Josh Taylor really ‘destroy’ Gervonta Davis?

Gervonta Davis is a true offensive boxer, but in his last fight, Barrios pressed him to a great extent. If ‘Tank’ hadn’t knocked him out, then ‘Al Azteca’ might have claimed a win via decision.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland (Tartan shorts), reacts as he knocks down Ivan Baranchyk of Russia (black shorts), during the WBSS Super Lightweight Semi Final IBF World Championship fight at the Muhammad Ali Trophy Semi-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on May 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Looking at his performance, Taylor came out with his above statement. ‘The Tartan Tornado’ is a slick counter attacker who also possesses some extensive power. That said, decoding Davis’s style won’t be too tough for him.

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What do you make of Josh Taylor’s comments? Does he have a point, or will ‘Tank’ Gervonta Davis raise his game as he did against Mario Barrios?

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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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