Gervonta Davis is one of the rising stars in the squared circle and has the boxing world at his feet. Like most professionals, he had a noteworthy amateur career with 3 consecutive National Silver Gloves Championships when he was aged 10-12. Furthermore, he won the prestigious National Golden Gloves honor in the year 2012.
‘Tank’ Davis is currently ranked #8 at lightweight and #1 in the junior lightweight standings as per the Transnational Boxing Rankings.
The Baltimore based southpaw began his professional career as a super featherweight and exhibited his KO power when he sent Desi Williams to the canvas in just 89 seconds.
‘Tank’ proved that his win was no fluke and followed it up with 5 straight finishes before his opponent retired in 2014. Davis has kept at it and has racked up 23 finishes en route to a 24-0 professional record.
In 2017, Gervonta Davis beat Jose Pedraza via TKO to claim gold in the sport for the first time. He became the IBF super featherweight champion and defended the strap once. Later, he stepped into the ring overweight and was stripped of the title. Nevertheless, he maintained his unbeaten record.
Since missing weight, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis has not had any issues on the scales. He has competed for a world title in each of his bouts.
First, he beat Jesus Cuellar to claim a second career world title. He defended the belt twice (Hugo Ruiz and Ricardo Nunez) before moving up to challenge himself at the lightweight division. Davis finished Yuriorkis Gamboa in the final round to claim a title in a second weight class.
In 2020, Gervonta Davis made yet another statement with an outstanding knockout victory over Leo Santa Cruz. With this, ‘Tank’ has set up an exciting 2021 with multiple super-fights on the horizon.
As of 2021, Gervonta Davis has raked in $4 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. As per Forbes, he earned $1 million for his fight against Hugo Ruiz. The young star is set to earn more as he progresses in his career. At his age, he has at least another decade, if not more, at the top of the sport.
Furthermore, this value is almost certain to go up in 2021 with the young champion on the verge of fighting his fellow lightweight super-stars.
Besides his income from professional competition, ‘Tank’ Davis endorses sports clothing brand Under Armour.
Gervonta Davis received the key to the City of Baltimore ahead of his fight against Ricardo Nunez. The pugilist donated 100 fight tickets to the charity ‘What I Need Family Services’
This fits with his aim of helping youngsters channel their aggression in a controlled manner and putting their love for fighting to good use. The idea of watching a champion up close could have served as an inspiration to many youngsters to take up the sport.
In 2019, Gervonta Davis also appeared at Clothes4Souls and Macy’s coat distribution event alongside Tammy Rivera Malphurs. He claimed that the event meant a lot to him, and it felt great to participate in the coat distribution.
‘Tank’ Davis claimed that this wouldn’t be the last time he would be associated with the store as “giving back felt good.”
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Former IBF super featherweight champion, WBA (Super) super featherweight champion, current WBO super-featherweight world champion