Leonard Ellerbe Says Gervonta Davis Is the ‘Most Exciting’ Fighter

Published 07/04/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates following his fight with Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)


There are enormous young talents in boxing who’ve taken the sport by storm. And in that exuberant list, Gervonta Davis sits at the peak. In just a brief span of time, Davis has become a sensational fighter. With his slick in-ring activity, he has amassed wide fame and attention.

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Moreover, his persona in the fight universe has only increased with time. Despite that, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

In his last fight against Mario Barrios, Davis was almost losing on the judges’ scorecards. However, putting his thunderous power to the test, he turned the tide in his favor to earn a solid win. With that performance, the young force showed why he’s the best and the most entertaining fighter among all the young boxers.

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Looking at his performance in that fight, Davis’s promoter, Leonard Ellerbe, took it to Twitter and lauded ‘Tank for his performances. “Don’t tell me Tank ain’t the most exciting fighter in boxing,” he wrote.

The Maryland native has shifted his attention to many weight classes and has claimed a title in every division he’s boxed in. For now, his focus is set on capturing the super-lightweight belts, and in order to do the same, he’s ready to hammer any and every opponent thrown in front of him.

That said, in his last fight against Barrios, Davis certainly showed his furious intent. And he’s only looking at a wider picture now.

Can Gervonta Davis become the undisputed super-lightweight champion by year-end? 

For now, Davis’s record stands at 25-0 with 24 KOs. The Mario Barrios fight was his first contest at the 140-pound frame. And to get the hang of the ring at this weight class, Davis would like to fight more contenders before boxing Josh Taylor for the undisputed belt.

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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)

A fight against ‘The Tartan Tornado’ would be intriguing, but ‘Tank’ needs to focus on his defenses at lightweight as well. Given the competitor he is, Davis will look to switch weight classes frequently and dominate.

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It’ll be intriguing to see if this fight (vs Taylor) really comes to fruition this year. What do you think?

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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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