Who Is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is the current WBA world lightweight champion. He has a 100% professional boxing record, winning all 28 contests, with 26 by knockout. Davis is set to take on fierce lightweight rival Ryan Garcia on April 22 which promises to be a great fight. As we build up to this spectacular showdown at Big Fight Weekend, we wanted to introduce you to the real Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
The Real Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis
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Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs Ryan Garcia
‘Tank’ and ‘KingRy’ are ready to go head to head on April 22 in Las Vegas, where these two titans of the lightweight division will collide. Both fighters seemingly had their game faces on during the Southern California press conference, with Davis saying: “Come April 22, I’m gonna walk you to the deep waters, and I’m gonna drown you.“
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Both fighters have a 100% record and possess concussive punch power to trouble each other. They also both have a brilliant ability to pick their punches accurately and throw fast combinations, with plenty of spite in their punches.
The History of ‘Tank’
The Baltimore fighter was born on November 7, 1994. He is trained by his long-term coach Calvin Ford. To prevent ‘Tank’ from going down the wrong path in his life, he was introduced as a young child to the Upton Boxing Gym in Baltimore, Maryland. The bond between Ford and Davis has been described as a “total package bond.“
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The nickname ‘Tank’ was affectionately given to a young Davis, as his head was oversized in comparison to his body, and the nickname has stuck ever since. Bulldozing his way through the professional ranks thus far, the nickname ‘Tank’ has become more apt as he has showcased his exceptional skillset and devastating power, which has seen him knockout 26 of his 28 opponents.
The legal troubles for Davis have been much publicised with ‘Tank’ recently pleading guilty to multiple traffic charges. The current WBA world lightweight champion recently plead guilty to four charges stemming from his November 2020 car accident that left several people injured.
Davis has a history of legal troubles, with an arrest warrant issued for the Baltimore native in 2017, where he was accused of first-degree aggravated assault. This was later reduced to misdemeanour second-degree assault. The charges were later dropped.
The Future for Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis
Gervonta Davis has enjoyed a fantastic time in the ring thus far during his professional career. After winning belts at super featherweight, super lightweight and lightweight, ‘Tank’ decided to end his time at Mayweather Promotions last year. When asked about leaving his then-promoters, he said: “So I feel as though it’s my career, so I feel as though I need to be the one to control my career. And it’s time.”
The highlights of Davis’ career thus far have been his concussive left uppercut knock out of four-weight world champion Leo Santa Cruz, and his win over Rolando Romero, which came to a sudden and violent conclusion in the sixth round.
The upcoming fight against Ryan Garcia brings an opportunity for both fighters, with the winner seemingly moving on to contests against other lightweight powerhouses such as Devin Haney, Shakur Stevenson and Vasiliy Lomachenko.