VIDEO: Gervonta Davis Is Back at the Gym, Whom Can He Face Next?

Published 07/03/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
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)


There’s no time-off from action for three-weight world champion Gervonta Davis who is back in the gym, training hard for his next fight. Following his 24 Knockout that came against Mario Barrios, Davis is now a boxing star and a PPV elite. So, it seems to be all million-dollar paydays upcoming for ‘Tank’. However, all these successes couldn’t put a dent in Davis’s sheer dedication to the sport.

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Just days after his win, ‘Tank’ was spotted hitting the treadmill. However, this is the commitment that any active boxer like Gervonta Davis would require.

He has world titles in the 130 lbs, 135 lbs, and 140 lbs divisions now. Hence, it urges him to prepare for any challenge from all the mandatory challengers.

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While his recent win also demands ‘Tank’ to go for even bigger matchups, a lot is going around in Gervonta Davis’ career. From fame, money, to success, the Baltimore native is at a very crucial stage of his career.

Meanwhile, his promoters- Floyd Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe would play a significant role in Tank’s upcoming match-making. Therefore, it’s hard to predict his next opponent.

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After the recent fight against ‘El-Azteca’, Davis’ name popped up against many 140 lbs fighters including the unified champion Josh Taylor. However, Floyd Mayweather hinted at keeping all the shows in-house which would only see ‘Tank’ face the fighters from Showtimes’ or Mayweather Promotions’ roster.

Nevertheless, Leonard Ellerbe has appeared optimistic about hosting an overseas fight for Gervonta Davis. Besides, 140  lbs top-tier boxer Regis Prograis has already called out Davis.

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If that’s not all, WBC 135 lbs champion Ryan Garcia has also desired to fight ‘Tank’. Hence, there are several options available at this point.

From jumping weight classes to going for new world titles, Garcia is now at the peak of his career. But the upcoming journey may be more glittery. As of now, it’s time to analyze a few steps and then go for the next shot. That said, Davis might have to vacate one of his titles.

What do you think will be the next best move for Gervonta Davis?

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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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