By Allan Fox: Shakur Stevenson & Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis traded words on Friday on social media. WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Tank (27-0, 25 KOs) got his back up when told by an interviewer that he believed that Devin Haney and Shakur would beat him.
The former two-division world champion Shakur (19-0, 9 KOs), who has now moved up to 135, pointed out that Tank is conveniently talking trash at this point now that he has two fights scheduled back-to-back against Hector Luis Garcia and Ryan Garcia.
When Shakur was asked about fighting Tank, he claimed that he was “too little” and that he would never get beaten by a “midget.”
Of course, if it’s true about Tank Davis getting the better of Stevenson in sparring, then that suggests that Shakur’s height advantage wouldn’t help him.
“[Shakur] gets a little hype from his fights and forgets who really runs this s**t,” said Gervonta.
Tank says he “cracked” Shakur & Haney in sparring
“You got the last one right. That’s the only person that can beat me. Gervonta Davis. The only person,” said Tank Davis to the Rise Podcast when told that the only people that can beat him are Shakur Stevenson, Devin Haney, and himself.
“They’re can’t touch me at all. They [Shakur & Haney] all been in the ring with me, and I cracked both of them. He [Devin] didn’t get the best of me. He didn’t get the best of me.
“I sparred him twice. Devin’s father took him out of the ring. I almost knocked him out in Floyd’s gym. Did they tell you that?” said Gervonta.
Ideally, Gervonta will eventually face Stevenson next year if the two win their respective fights in 2023. Shakur will be fighting a still-to-be-determined opponent in the first half of 2023, followed by the winner of the Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko fight.
If Stevenson wins his fights and Tank Davis is victorious over Hector and Ryan Garcia, the logical conclusion would be for them to meet up to determine the last man standing.
Hopefully, Gervonta won’t be blocked from taking part in a fight against Shakur by his promoters at Mayweather Promotions because one can’t imagine they’d be happy seeing him fight a non-PBC fighter like Stevenson in 2023 or 2024.
If Tank isn’t allowed by Floyd to fight Stevenson, he’ll be stuck fighting rematches against Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz and Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, and no one wants to see that garbage.
— Anthony Garcia🤑💨 (@Bluntedant) November 26, 2022