Oscar De La Hoya, Errol Spence Jr., and Others React to Gervonta Davis’s TKO Win Over Mario Barrios

Published 06/27/2021, 12:56 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Gervonta Davis weighs in for his WBA Super Featherweight Championship fight against Hugo Ruiz (not pictured) at the The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Gervonta Davis put on the performance of his life against the undefeated Mario Barrios. This was the sternest test for him, and he certainly showed his class to one and all. Davis completely smothered his fellow contemporary, finishing him with slick body shots in round 11. With that, Davis also claimed the WBA super-lightweight strap and cemented his spot as a true champ in the 140-pound division.

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This performance was bound to accrue attention from the boxing fraternity. That said, here we look at some of the tweets from boxing bigwigs who expressed their notions on Davis’s cracking win.

‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya tweeted, @Gervontaa congratulations on the 3 divisions, you are the real deal and I love you for the fact that you are real. #Barrios you are a true gentleman and warrior.” 

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Teddy Atlas, too, shared his reaction on ‘Tank’s win. “Wow, did I say Davis was good earlier when these scorers had him way behind? And as said he sure closes gaps fast, and he’s smart too. Perfect time to put water in the basement.”

The welterweight sensation Errol Spence Jr. couldn’t hold himself back from congratulating Davis on his win. He wrote, “Good a** fight @Gervontaa different!”

The undefeated Edgar Berlanga Jr. congratulated ‘Tank’ and he even expressed his wish to fight his fellow undefeated star. “I wanna fight tank good sh*t boy !!!!!!!!!!!  @Gervontaa you different” he wrote. 

Many others, including Jamel Herring, Shawn Porter, and more, reacted to ‘Tank’s win.

Gotta give Tank his credit. A solid body shot will do it to ya.” wrote Jamel Herring.

Gervonta Davis – One of the scariest boxers at present?

With a win over ‘Al Azteca’, Davis improved his pro-boxing track record to 25-0 (24 T/KO).

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This itself is proof of how petrifying Davis can be once he takes up the ring space. Also, with a sensational win now, ‘Tank’ has pinned himself as the best among the lighter weight classes.

Now, as he progresses, he’ll only look to escalate his boxing run by battling the most rugged contenders present in the 140-pound roster.

How did you find Gervonta Davis’s performance tonight?

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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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