Once Again Jay-Z Shows His Fanship for Gervonta Davis, Sings, “I’m Just Watching Tank Boxin UM!” in a Live Concert

Published 03/09/2024, 8:10 AM EST

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Jay-Z has been one of the biggest fans of Gervonta Davis. He’s made it obvious on multiple occasions, one of them was when his speech helped Davis secure a victory against Ryan Garcia. Gervonta Davis cemented his undefeated record at 29-0 with a stunning knockout victory over Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas. This dominant win marked Garcia’s first professional defeat. But Davis credited his feat to a certain someone.

The American rap legend Jay-Z! Adding to the night’s grandeur, hip-hop mogul, Jay-Z lent his voice to Davis’ post-fight video. Produced by GTD Promo/Victor Victor and shot by Tahliq, the clip featured Jay-Z’s signature lyrical style. It chronicled the life story of Gervonta Davis. Now again, Jay-Z has included Davis’ name in his song during the live concert and expressed his love for the boxer.

Jay-Z compliments Davis with a cadence


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Rumors of a new Jay-Z album sent the internet into a frenzy back in January 2024. Music video director Hidji World, known for his work with A$AP Rocky, fueled the speculation on his Instagram stories. A photo of a film production slate hinted at a 2024 Jay-Z album. The slate listed Hidji World as the director and Leroy Farrell as the director of photography, suggesting a new music video shoot for the legendary rapper.

However, Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation, poured cold water on the rumors, stating they were unaware of any upcoming album. He organized a concert where he rapped some new lyrics mentioning the name of his favorite boxer. He sang, “I’m just watching TANK boxin um!


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It all started with Jay-Z giving an honorable speech for Davis which, in turn, bolstered the rapport between the rapper and the boxer. But why was the speech deemed so powerful for ‘Tank’ Davis?

A proud Baltimorean, Gervonta Davis


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Back in 2023, there was a night brimming with hip-hop energy as Gervonta Davis delivered a dominant performance, securing a knockout victory over Ryan Garcia. The win extended Davis’ undefeated record and marked Garcia’s first professional loss. The rap legend Jay-Z provided a motivational pre-fight speech for Davis.

The powerful words undoubtedly fueled Davis’ determination as he entered the ring to the electrifying sounds of Chief Keef’s ‘Love Sosa’. He narrated, “Everything in life is for your greatest good. No matter how difficult it seemed at the time, everything is for your greatest good. Just teaching you discipline so you can receive your blessing. See, I’m from the bottom, from the mud.


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Furthermore, he stated, “It don’t matter if you from Brooklyn or from Baltimore, all that matters is that you believe in yourself when no one else will.” Well, Davis admitted that Jay-Z’s speech was one of the reasons that made him triumph against Ryan Garcia. What do you think about their bond? Tell us in the comments section.


Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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Chirag Radhyan is a senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Having authored close to 2K articles, he is a live-coverage specialist, contributing to the detailed reportage of live boxing events ranging from the Jermell Charlo vs Canelo Alvarez bout to Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis. Moreover, his coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal