Regis Prograis Says Gervonta Davis Won’t Carry Knockout Power at 140 Lbs: ‘I Think I F*** Him Up’

Published 03/30/2021, 10:00 PM 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)


Gervonta Davis is one of boxing’s most top-notch young stars. In a brief span of time, Davis has stormed to the peak of the sport, thus creating a legacy of his own. However, he still has a vast career lying ahead of him, and it seems he doesn’t wish to budge an inch from achieving greatness.

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‘Tank’ has now made colossal plans of a move-up to the super-lightweight division, wherein he wishes to make a mark.

But his foe, Regis Prograis, isn’t quite impressed by Davis‘s move-up. Recently, while speaking to Fight Hype, he asserted, “I think I f**k him up. I think if they make weight less for a reason, you know I think, don’t get me wrong, ‘Tank’ is good, he hits hard and stuff like that but I don’t feel like he’s going to carry that.

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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)

Prograis continued, “I don’t feel like he can carry that punching power to 140, and then have a bunch of resistance on top.”

‘Tank’ has solidified his spot in every division he’s stepped up. In his last fight, he overpowered Leo Santa Cruz by knocking him out in round 6 of the fight.

With every fight, the Maryland native has showcased his true class and remained on top among all the young champs of boxing.

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Can Gervonta Davis achieve mammoth success in the super-lightweight division?

With a cracking resume of 24-0, Gervonta Davis separates himself from other budding talents. He adopts an offensive approach to counter his opponents, coupled with some prolific knockout power.

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 01: Gervonta Davis celebrates after knocking out and defeating Guillermo Avila of Mexico (not pictured) in their super featherweights bout at the DC Armory on April 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Until now, Davis has attained vast success with his current approach. Needless to say, if he employs the same in the super-lightweight landscape, he won’t be short of receiving gigantic success here.

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His team is also in talks to align him with Mario Barrios, the WBA super-lightweight regular champion.

It will be interesting to see how things play out for him in the coming few months. His fans will unquestionably be thrilled to see him touch gloves with stout 140-pounders.

How excited are you to see Davis perform at the super-lightweight division?

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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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