Gervonta Davis fight announcement in a few days
By Sean Jones: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis says he’s set to announce his next fight in a few days for his summer match and says it’s going to be “some spectacular s***!”
Tank needs a big name to keep the momentum going with his career following his sixth-round knockout victory over Leo Santa Cruz last October.
It’s believed that Tank will fight WBC 126-lb champion Gary Russell Jr at 130. The unbeaten 32-year-old southpaw Russell Jr (31-1, 18 KOs) doesn’t bring much to the table for a match against Gervonta.
Davis vs. Russell Jr isn’t a big enough fight for it to be sold on Showtime pay-per-view, but that’s likely the destination. If this fight happens, the pay-per-view buys could be dismal.
In 2014, Russell Jr lost to Vasily Lomachenko, and he’s only had one significant fight since then against Joseph Diaz Jr.
Gervonta Davis vs. Gary Russell = Ho hum fight
Tank, 26, might be kidding himself if he believes a fight between him and Gary Russell will be “spectacular.”
It’s not one that will create a lot of traction with the casual boxing fans because Russell Jr doesn’t have much of a fan base, largely due to him rarely fighting.
Russell could have been a star by now if he fought three times a year, but instead, he only fights once a year. He’s only fought once a year for the last six years since 2015, which has greatly limited his popularity.
You can only imagine how popular Russell would be now if he’d fought 18 times in the last six years instead of just six.
Tank (24-0, 23 KOs) recently turned down a fight against Ryan ‘Kingry’ Garcia in favor of what he says will be against a world champion, but not against a fighter at 130 or 135.
It’s somewhat of a childish move on Tank’s part not to take the bigger fight with King Ryan, but it appears that he’s sulking a little after the 22-year-old Golden Boy fighter briefly set him to the side to chase a clash against Manny Pacquiao.
Tank should fight Ryan Garcia
Ryan came up empty on the Pacquiao fight after the Filipino star opted not to face him.
What’s surprising is that when King Ryan attempted to restart talks with Tank for a lucrative pay-per-view match, there was no interest from the Baltimore native.
Indeed, Tank told Ryan that he’s now going to have to wait in line for a fight against him.
As of last Saturday, Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) was still talking nonstop to the media about wanting to fight Tank next, and get this, he’s still predicting a second-round knockout.
Tank needs to walk up and smell the coffee when it comes to what he would gain by fighting Ryan. The money would be massive and clearly much more than what Davis will get in defending his WBA super featherweight title against Russell.
It doesn’t make sense for Tank to walk away from the Ryan fight because there’s too much risk of him losing to someone.
We saw Ryan get dropped hard by the non-puncher Luke Campbell in the second round of their fight last January, and that tells you that it won’t be long before someone knocks him out.
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