Mike Tyson Sums Up Gervonta Davis’ Boxing Future in One Line

Published 01/16/2023, 3:30 PM EST

Gervonta Davis remains unbeaten. ‘The Tank’ cruised past Hector Luis Garcia on January 7 at Washington D.C.’s Capital One Arena. As much as it was defending his title for the fourth time, for Davis, it could as well be a preparatory fight for the big battle approaching on April 15.

Towards the end of last year, news came up that the deal for a fight between Gervonta Davis and long-time rival Ryan Garcia had been cemented. After all, it is a fight all the fans and pundits are looking forward to. Many consider it a strong contender for the ‘Fight of the Year‘ tag. The latest win must have bolstered the Baltimorean’s morale and provided a fillip to his preparations. But a pat on the back from someone who has been at the top of the game goes a long way in giving a shot in the arm. It’s an instant acknowledgment of the prowess.

Gervonta Davis receives a pat on the back from the master!


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Out of the twenty-eight fights he fought so far, Gervonta won twenty-six through knockouts. 93% knock-out-to-win rate is way too high, even among top-notch boxers in the business. Coupled with his trademark brutal approach inside the ring, ‘The Tank’ often gets compared to Mike Tyson. A shorter, left-handed Mike Tyson.

Not surprisingly, recent comments from Mike Tyson have been effusive in their admiration of the star boxer.

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Iron Mike thinks the 28-year-old may become a legend in the sport if he keeps competing at his present state.

While speaking with TMZ Sports, Iron Mike dished out enormous praise, saying that people often remark that ‘Tank’ is the spitting image of himself.

He said, “Tank is a great fighter. He’ll be [a legend] too if he keeps fighting.”


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One of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of our time

But it will not be the first time the former champion appreciated Davis. On June 26, 2021, ‘The Tank’ defeated Mario Barrios at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The win fetched him WBA (Regular) Super Lightweight title. Mighty impressed, Iron Mike reportedly called him “probably the greatest fighter around now.”

Davis’ name made headlines for non-boxing reasons before his fight with Hector Garcia. Nonetheless, the victory on January 7th confirmed the seriousness with which he views the fight against Ryan Garcia, as both appear to be headed toward the biggest battle of their careers.


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Jaideep R Unnithan

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After completing 18 years in the corporate sector, Jaideep decided to make a move out of the comfort zone and follow his heart's calling to becoming a writer. His understanding of Boxing began with Iron Mike's debut as an 18 year old in 1985. Like anyone and everyone else, he holds Muhammad Ali as the greatest, though his personal favorite remains the 'PacMan' Manny Pacquiao for his speed and sheer toughness.

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