“Tank Will Fight Anybody”- Leonard Ellerbe Says Gervonta Davis Doesn’t Have Any ‘Specific’ Opponent

Published 07/07/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against 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)


Three-division titleholder Gervonta Davis might enter the P4P list, especially after a dominant win over Mario Barrios for the WBA (Regular) 140 lbs title. While the position demands sheer activity from the 26-year-old, ‘Tank’ doest have an official opponent in sight. His options towards the possible opponents continue to expand, putting several fantasy matchups before him.

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That said, Leonard Ellerbe believes Davis can vanquish every active boxer on the roster. Furthermore, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions also claims that Davis is open to competing in every big matchup. Thus, he cited the contractual works to be the only affair left for Davis’ next fight.

Speaking with Fight Hub TV, Ellerbe said, “Tank will fight anybody, it’s not about going down. He will campaign and fight the biggest fights possible and there’s no name specific. Because in my opinion, in his opinion and Floyd’s opinion, he can beat each and every one of those guys out there. It’s just a matter of us making the fight.”

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As Davis holds world titles at 130 lbs, 135 lbs, and 140 lbs he might have to constantly shift weight classes or relinquish one of his three world titles. If he keeps all of them, it might bring him against the absolute best fighters from all three divisions. From Oscar Valdez to Josh Taylor, the list goes on for ‘Tank’ Davis. However, the American star hasn’t made a noise in his corner yet.

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At 140 lbs, Gervonta Davis can go against Regis Prograis or the other titlists. Meanwhile, Ryan Garcia has also called out Davis for an in-ring scrap. Garcia and Davis have had a verbal feud and the seeds for a rivalry are all in place.

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Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather’s statements regarding Davis’ fighting fire may curb a lot of those possible showdowns. ‘TBE’ revealed that he is planning to host all of Davis’ bouts within PBC and Mayweather Promotions. If it actually happens, it would exclude Davis from several big fights. Now, only time will tell whether Davis steps up for the bigger matchups or continues to face the underdogs.

Do you see Gervonta Davis dropping to lightweight for his next fight?

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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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