“Tank is So Small” – Terence Crawford Says Gervonta Davis Will Struggle Against Devin Haney

Published 11/21/2020, 4:16 AM EST
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)


WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford believes that Devin Haney can pose a lot of difficulties for Gervonta Davis if they square-off inside the ring. Although Haney has been criticized for his latest calculative win against Gamboa and Davis has been hailed for unleashing a KO against Leo Santa Cruz, Crawford still believes that Haney is a brutal force inside the ring.

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That said, several other factors might influence the outcome of the fight. One of them being the difference in height and range between Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis. Haney is 1.75 m tall and Davis is 1.66 m. Thus, the former won’t have a problem in creating distance and attacking from range.

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Despite being a knockout specialist, Davis might have a hard time closing the distance. Given these numbers, it’s not surprising that Crawford has picked ‘The Dream’ over ‘Tank’ in an in-ring encounter. However, he hasn’t ruled off Davis from the mix. ‘Bud’ has acknowledged ‘Tank’s brutal power in a bout against the taller Haney.

‘Bud’ recently connected with Fight Hype to shed light on the possible matchup between Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis. He said, “It’s gonna be hard. It’s really gonna be hard for ‘Tank’ because ‘Tank’ is so small. I mean ‘Tank’ is so small, it’s going to be different with Teofimo but Tank is so small and short. He is going to jab ‘Tank’ all day long until Tank hurts him because ‘Tank’ is fast as well.”

He added, “Tank’ gonna have to be in real good shape because if you watched his last fight he was getting touched up and Leo is no Devin.”

Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney career graphs

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Both boxers are young undefeated world champions and have already become global sensations.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 21: Gervonta Davis celebrates after he TKO’s Jesus Cuellar in the third round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Championship bout at Barclays Center on April 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

While WBA champion Davis is known for his vicious knockout power, WBC holder Haney is a technical elite. Thus, the duo can engage in a major title unification fight in the future, considering that they are already relishing their recent victories.

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If it takes place, it will be an important fight for the division and an entertaining contest for the fans. At some point, Haney and Davis will clearly face each other. However, it will be best if they do it in their prime.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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