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Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford trade TRASH talk

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By Allan Fox: Three days after Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis’ 12th round knockout win over Yuriorkis Gamboa, Davis and Terence Crawford continue to go back and forth in trash talking. Crawford drew first blood in criticizing Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) moments after his victory over Gamboa at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

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As you would expect, Tank Davis didn’t take Crawford’s criticism well, as he immediately told fans that Gamboa HURT him during their fight in 2014.

The 25-year-old Tank Davis looked too out of shape to stop the 38-year-old Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs) in style like he wanted to. Additionally, Gamboa suffered an Achilles injury to his right ankle in round 2, and was limping around for the remainder of the fight. The injury was so bad that Gamboa couldn’t properly defend himself, and it appeared to impact his punching power.

Terence feels he did a better job beating Gamboa

Crawford feels that he did a better job in beating Gamboa in stopping him in the 9th round in 2014. Although Gamboa was no longer in his prime when he fought Crawford, he was younger and had a little more left than what we saw from him last Saturday.

Gervonta points out that Crawford was forced to go 12 rounds before he finally stopped the gimpy-legged Jose Benavidez last year, and he struggled in beating his last opponent Egidijus Kavaliauskas by a 9th round stoppage earlier this month on December 14.

Crawford, 32, is starting to show signs of age lately, as he hasn’t looked like the same dominating fighter he once was in his last fights. In Crawford’s last 4 fights, he’s beaten the following guys:

  • Egidijus Kavaliauskas
  • Amir Khan
  • Jose Benavidez Jr.
  • Jeff Horn

It’s possible that boxing fans overestimated Crawford’s talent to begin with since moving up to 147, because he’s not looked good in 3 of his 4 fights in the division. The only opponent that Crawford looked good against was Jeff Horn, who he stopped in 9 rounds. Horn was seen as the weakest link among the 147-lb champions at the time that Crawford fought him last year.

Tank Davis wants Gamboa to validate him

It’s funny that Tank Davis is asking Gamboa to remind his boxing fans about the compliment he gave him moments after their fight last Saturday. Gervonta asking Gamboa for praise suggests that he’s lacking in the self-confidence department. If Davis really believed in himself, he wouldn’t be begging Gamboa to give him validation so that he can look good in front of his fans.

“Tank fought a 38 out of his prime fighter [Gamboa] with a Torn Achilles and barely KO him 😂😂,” said Crawford on his Twitter. “Gamboa haven’t fought in a meaningful fight since me in 2014, and after that he got stopped by a guy with 12 losses [Robinson Castellanos] and y’all making it seem like he did something spectacular😂.”

With all the trash talking that Tank Davis and Crawford have been doing, they should find a way to fight each other. If Crawford could melt back don to 140, then a fight between him and Davis could be a possibility. It’s doubtful though. Davis’ promoters at Mayweather Promotions wouldn’t take the chance of having him fight someone as big as Crawford, even though the fight would make good money for him.

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