Should Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fight Regis Prograis next?
By Tommy Gray: Former light welterweight champion Regis ‘Rougarou’ Prograis called out Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis last Saturday night following his victory over WBA 140-lb champ Mario Barrios.
Prograis not only called Tank Davis out last Saturday, but he also sent a warning to him that he would smash him in the mouth the next time he mentioned his name.
It would be a risky match-up for Gervonta to take by facing Prograis, but it would pay off.
Unlike Davis’s victory over secondary WBA 140-lb champion Barrios, he received very little credit from fans. He would be praised throughout the boxing world if he beat Prograis.
“Good s*** @Gervontaa. That was a solid fight against a solid opponent. Now come fight THE real dawg at 140,” said Regis Prograis on Twitter.
Prograis (26-1, 22 KOs), listed at #6 in the World Boxing Association rankings at 140, wants to challenge Gervonta (25-0, 24 KOs) for his new title.
To make the fight happen with Prograis, Tank would need to stay where he’s at and defend his WBA secondary 140-lb title.
Nevertheless, it’s a fight that would be an upgrade from Davis’ last fight against Barrios, who was a basic slugger with limited talent.
Prograis can actually fight, and it would make for an interesting match-up as long as Mayweather Promotions gives Tank the green light to go through with it.
It’s a natural fight to make between Tank and Prograis right now, particularly if Mayweather Promotions are unwilling to work with other promoters.
Tank is being isolated and sectioned off by his promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr’s decision to only match him against fighters from his and PBC’s stable for all intents and purposes.
Tank sounding wishy-washy when asked who he’ll fight next:
“I don’t know, I’ll fight who they tell me to next,” said Tank Davis when asked last Saturday who he’ll fight next.
It sounds like Tank Davis needs to be more assertive with his career and let his promoters at Mayweather Promotions know who he wants to fight. If he’s going to be led around by the nose by them, he’ll spend the rest of his career fighting secondary champions and old guys.
I gotta relax out there..both of my hands killin me.
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) June 27, 2021
“He got him in the end,” said George Kambosos Jr to Fighthype on Gervonta’s win over Barrios. “It was a good fight, a close fight…All these guys are future opponents because all these guys are going to chase me. After all, I’m getting all the belts [from Teofimo Lopez].
“It was a good win. He finished the show nice and spectacular, and like I said, you can’t knock the guy for what he’s [Tank Davis] is doing.
“He moved up to 140, and he fought a good guy. Obviously, Barrios isn’t the top guy at 140, but he’s in the mix. He showed what he could do against a bigger guy,” Kambosos said about Tank Davis.
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