Tevin Farmer Names the Biggest Fight for Gervonta Davis

Published 03/08/2021, 7:00 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Tevin Farmer flexes during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Farmer will fight Diaz in a Junior Lightweight match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)


Former super-featherweight champion, Tevin Farmer, has given his opinion on who would be the biggest fight for ‘Tank’ Gervonta Davis. The American boxer revealed which opponent would make the most sense for his compatriot in his next fight. 

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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)

Davis has been out of action since November after his vicious knockout victory over Leo Santa Cruz. Since then, it has not been smooth sailing for the champion. However, Farmer revealed Ryan Garcia would be the biggest fight.

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The former champion spoke to Fight Hub TV on YouTube and voiced his opinion. He said, “Biggest fight? Ryan Garcia. Yea, Ryan Garcia would definitely be, would definitely be a bigger fight.” 

However, the former champion showed his concern over Garcia’s social media following. He clarified he doesn’t know if it’s true or not but said, “I’m just, I’m just throwing it out there. They say a lot of his followers don’t transition over to boxing.”

This showed Farmer’s skepticism about the internet sensation’s ability to draw numbers for a fight.

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Does Tevin Farmer have a point with Gervonta Davis’ next opponent?

The champion made no secret of his desire to see that fight. However, will it make sense for both fighters to face each other? Let’s review and see if Farmer has a point with his claims.

Garcia called out Davis after his last fight. In addition, the pair were going at it for a while on social media before ‘KingRy’ entered the ring. The young sensation has expressed his desire to shut down the ‘bully’ in Davis, and the pair were close to agreeing to a fight.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia reacts after defeating Luke Campbell during the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

However, Garcia surprisingly announced a fight against Manny Pacquiao, and as a result, this fight fell through. Despite this, the Pacquiao bout never materialized, and now the WBC interim champion wants to face ‘Tank’ again.

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Davis had a minor bust-up with his team over his return to the ring and claimed he would not fight in 2021. However, those statements were subsequently squashed, and he is now on the look-out for a new opponent.

Therefore, a fight between the two makes complete sense for all involved. It will be a profitable bout for both parties, while fans will get to witness two of the best in the division facing off against each other in a unification battle.

What do you make of these comments from Tevin Farmer? Do you think Garcia will be next for Davis?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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