Gervonta Davis appears to have his immediate plans mapped out, as he’s just taken to social media to confirm he’ll be back in ring on Jan. 7.
Gervonta Davis : Next fight | Boxing record | Weight
Davis is an American professional boxer. He has held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the WBA (Regular) lightweight title since 2019; the IBF super featherweight title in 2017; the WBA (Super) super featherweight title twice between 2018 and 2021; and the WBA (Regular) super lightweight title in 2021.
|5 ft 5+1⁄2 in (166 cm)
|67+1⁄2 in (171 cm)
|November 7, 1994
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
As of June 2022, Davis is ranked as world’s tenth best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
He is also ranked as the world’s best active lightweight by BoxRec, third by ESPN, and Fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and The Ring magazine.
Known for his exceptional punching power, Davis’ knockout-to-win percentage stands at 93%.
Gervonta Davis next fight
The fight between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia is officially on the books. The two undefeated fighters will put their unblemished records on the line in a 12-round, 136-pound catchweight bout that will take place in Las Vegas.
The Baltimore native and Southern California star have circumnavigated each other over the years as both fighters have called each other out in a public war of words while still managing to remain a force in the sport.
In a statement released on Thursday, Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) was eager for this fight to take place against his longtime rival.
“This is the fight I want and this is the fight boxing needs. The hype, the storylines, the two athletes defining their sport inside the ring and out,” Garcia said.
“I am going to knock Tank [Davis] out and take my place as the face of our incredible sport, and I’m bringing a new generation of boxing fans with me. I appreciate Tank volunteering to get beat so that I can get to work.”
Garcia has put together an imposing resume of success within several weight classes. He knocked out Luke Campbell in the seventh round for the interim WBC lightweight belt.
In July, Garcia defeated Javier Fortuna in the sixth round in front of a packed crowd inside Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Gervonta Davis Boxing record
Davis made his debut at the age of 18 on February 22, 2013 against Desi Williams, who had a professional record of 0 wins and 4 losses, all by stoppage.
|Wins by KO
The fight took place at the D.C. Armory in Washington on the undercard of IBF junior welterweight fight between Lamont Peterson and Kendall Holt. Davis won the bout via first-round knockout (KO).
By August 2014, Davis had recorded 8 wins and no losses, with all wins coming inside the distance. Gervonta Davis was taken the six-round distance for the first time in October 2014 against veteran 28 year old German Meraz (47–31–1, 25 KOs).
Davis knocked Meraz down in rounds three and five, and went on to win a unanimous decision (UD), winning all three judges scoring the bout 60–52.
Davis announced that he would be facing undefeated former WBA interim lightweight champion Rolando Romero on December 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Showtime PPV.
However, Romero was pulled from the bout due to sexual assault allegations made against him, and was subsequently replaced with Isaac Cruz.
On January 11, 2022, Romero revealed on his Instagram page that no charges against him were filed, as the claims of sexual abuse could not be substantiated.
On January 24, the WBA once again ordered Davis to make a mandatory lightweight title defense against Romero, and gave the pair until February 24 to come to terms.
The pair agreed to face each other on May 28, in the main event of a Showtime PPV, at the Barclays Center in New York. He knocked out Romero in the 6th round.
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.