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Gervonta Davis: “Canelo is me at 168..facts”

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By Jeff Aronow: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was seemingly impressed enough in watching Canelo Alvarez obliterate Caleb Plant last Saturday to say that the Mexican star is a bigger version of himself at 168.

Canelo has nothing in common with Tank Davis regarding fighting style, and he also tends to face better opposition.

Suppose Gervonta wants to pattern his career after Canelo. In that case, he needs to control his match-making from his promoters at Mayweather Promotions and begin fighting opposition that will help his career.

You can argue that Mayweather Promotions match Tank Davis against fighters who aren’t good enough to further his career to make him a superstar like Canelo.

The former three-division world champion Tank Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) said he was “motivated” to perform well in his next fight on December 5th against replacement opponent Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz on SHOWTIME PPV at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Canelo Alvarez, Gervonta Davis boxing photo

Hopefully, that’s the case for the 27-year-old Tank because he’s got a formidable opponent in taking on the tough 23-year-old ‘Pitbull’ Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KOs), who is arguably an upgrade from Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.

Rolly, 24, was forced to pull out of the card after a recent sexual assault allegation surfaced. He says he’s going to prove his innocence, but that’s not going to things with him being off the December 5th card. Rolly is out, and ‘Pitbull’ Cruz is in, and we’ll see this fight goes with Rank.

It would be great if Tank Davis fought like Canelo, but the fact is, he doesn’t fight anything like him. Tank is an excellent fighter, but he gets hit too much for him to be like Canelo.

More importantly, Tank’s opposition has been disappointing, and it seems like his promoters are wasting his career with their overly careful match-making.

Gervonta’s last ten opponents:

Mario Barrios
Leo Santa Cruz
Yuriorkis Gamboa
Ricardo Nunez
Hugo Ruiz
Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar
Francisco Fonseca
Liam Walsh
Jose Pedraza
Mario Antonio Macias

“Not only is it a completely different style, but it’s a different physical challenge,” said Showtime president of Sports Stephen Espinoza to ESNEWS on Gervonta Davis fighting replacement opponent Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz on December 5th instead of Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.

“Tank has been preparing for a guy who’s taller than him [5’8″ Rolly], and not a mini pitbull the way that [5’4”] Cruz is. In some ways, they’re [Tank Davis and Isaac Cruz] are mirror images of each other, at least physically, and somewhat of the same style.

“This is arguably a tougher opponent with more risk,” said Espinoza about his view that ‘Pitbull’ Cruz is a more challenging fight for Gervonta than Rolly Romero would have been.

“Isacc Cruz, we know he didn’t get his nickname ‘Pitbull’ for no reason. That’s the way he fights. I think it’s going to be a really exciting style match-up because both of the guys never take a step back.

“I think so,” said Espinoza when told that there won’t be the need for judges for the Tank Davis vs. ‘Pitbull’ Cruz fight on December 5th.




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