‘There’s Nothing New’ – Gervonta Davis Reacts to the Size Difference Between Him and Mario Barrios

Published 06/15/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 24: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Gervonta Davis speaks to the Media during SHOWTIME SPORTS 2018 Boxing Announcements at Cipriani on Jnauary 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


On June 26, the stout young gun, Gervonta Davis, will escalate his boxing run by moving up to the super-lightweight roster. He will lock horns with the fellow undefeated Mario Barrios for the WBA super-lightweight title. This fight is unique in its own way because Barrios will walk into this bout with a slight advantage in height and reach compared to Davis. However, the latter isn’t quite bothered about the same.

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In a recent chat with Brian Custer, Davis shed some light on his fellow adversary’s size.

He said, “I’ve been doing this on a regular. I never sparred nobody like my size. Because they can’t sit and run with me. So I always fight people that’s you know bigger, much stronger, you know so. I’ve always been fighting guys, so there’s nothing new, just something I’ve been doing my whole life.”

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Until now, Davis has proved his worth in every weight class he’s stepped in. He is an unmitigated oppressor and his annihilating approach has helped him immensely in tackling his opponents. That said, ‘Tank’ has the same confidence going into the Barrios fight despite the latter holding a 5’10” height over his 5’5½”.

In his above interview, Davis even revealed that he often fights bigger guys in the gym. And that’s how he’s confident about putting on a show in this much-anticipated battle of his life.

‘Tank’ is one powerful prospect in the fight world and until now he’s fairly proven his mettle in every fight. Also, he’s hungry to achieve more and the Barrios fight is unquestionably his ticket to go big.

Can Gervonta Davis dethrone Mario Barrios?

Gervonta Davis ranks among the most intriguing prospects of the modern boxing era. His cracking power, slick ring management skills, and aura have made him a top-notch contender in the boxing universe.

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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)

Citing that, he has every skill-set to beat Barrios in the upcoming encounter. Yet, the fans will be eager to watch his approach in this clash because ‘El Azteca’, too, is one prime boxing talent in the 140-pound roster.

With that, this fight has all the ingredients to stay true to the hype and anticipation created around it. And it’ll be intriguing to see who comes out on top.

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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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