What Weight Classes Does Gervonta Davis Fight In?

Published 10/24/2021, 4:20 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates following his fight with 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)


Gervonta Davis is one of the smartest boxers of recent times. In the past few years, Davis has remained a center of attraction with his sublime in-ring performances. Also, he has climbed up to different weight classes over the course of time.

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When ‘Tank’ began his career back in 2013, his prime aim was to keep fighting in different weight classes. He debuted in the featherweight frame, but soon enough, he fought in the super-featherweight, lightweight, and super-lightweight divisions.

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Out of all the weight classes he has fought in, featherweight was the only division wherein he did not win a title. Apart from that, he has held some elite straps across the other rosters. That said, here we look at ‘Tank’s accomplishments in different weight classes.

Titles held by Gervonta Davis in the super-featherweight division

In 2017, Davis fought Jose Pedraza for the IBF super-featherweight title. He won this fight with a T/KO in round 7. Later that year, he got stripped of the title for missing weight against Francisco Fonseca.

As a result, in his next fight, Davis fought for the WBA super-featherweight title and even won it in style. In a couple of fights ahead, Davis defended his WBA strap successfully.

Lightweight

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In 2019, ‘Tank’ battled Yuriorkis Gamboa for the vacant WBA lightweight title. Putting his fine prowess to the display, Davis attained a T/KO win in round 12 of the fight. Moving ahead, he successfully defended his WBA lightweight title and won the WBA (Super) super-featherweight title against Leo Santa Cruz in his next fight.

Super-lightweight

Earlier this year, Davis moved up to the super-lightweight division. He had his eyes set on the WBA super-lightweight ‘regular’ title. To claim that, he had to overcome the fellow undefeated boxer in Mario Barrios.

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In this fight, it seemed as if Davis would end up on the losing vertical if the fight went to the judges’ scorecards. However, ‘Tank’ put his power to the test and knocked out Barrios in round 11. Hence, he dethroned ‘El Azteca’ and claimed the WBA super-lightweight title.

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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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