Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis Last Three Fights
At Big Fight Weekend, like most of the boxing world, we love when a super fight is made, and in the lightweight division on April 22, there is a massive fight due to take place as Gervonta “Tank” Davis goes up against fellow undefeated fighter Ryan “KingRy” Garcia. In preparation for this huge fight, we are looking at Davis’ last three contests and the form he brings into this upcoming encounter in Las Vegas.
Gervonta Davis Last Three Fights
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On December 5, 2021, Gervonta Davis went up against Mexican Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz. Davis entered the ring with his usual confident swagger, but his Mexican opponent proved a tough nut to crack. “Tank” hurt his left hand during the fight, which encouraged his opponent to come forward and throw some big shots. Despite his hand injury, the Baltimore lightweight showed plenty of grit and determination to pick his punches extremely well.
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The fight was closer than expected, with the judges scoring the bout 116-112, 115-113, and 115-113. Even in the twelfth round, Cruz refused to slow down and continued to throw some big shots to Davis body, which seemed to frustrate “Tank”. Davis showed his class in the final round slipping big punches from his opponent while still throwing jabs to stay busy. This was a tough night for the Baltimore lightweight, but he showed grit and determination in this fight that many hadn’t seen previously.
No matter what way a fight is heading with “Tank”, he has the power to end a fight at will, and he proved this on May 28, 2022. For almost all of this fight against Rolando Romero, Davis had to contend with the reach advantage and effective jab of his opponent, which kept the Baltimore native at a distance. “Tank” eventually found that one punch in round 6.
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Romero began attacking more in round six and let his hands go more frequently, with Davis remaining unflustered. He then unloaded a left-hand counter, which sent Romero flailing face-first into the ropes before sliding to the canvas. The Nevada native beat the count, but the referee was unhappy with his responses and waved the fight off, awarding Davis a sixth-round TKO victory.
On January 7, 2023, “Tank” went up against unbeaten Dominican lightweight Hector Garcia. Davis struggled in the early rounds against his southpaw opponent. The Baltimore lightweight found his groove in round four, landing jabs almost at will, which got the crowd to their feet. His shot selection and accuracy improved as the fight went on and troubled Garcia more and more.
There was an audience altercation which halted proceedings, but once the fight resumed, “Tank” smelt blood and landed a flush shot with his left hand that hurt his opponent, who staggered back to his stool, where the fight was subsequently waved off.