Who should Gervonta Davis fight on Jan.7th in DC?

By Boxing News - 11/16/2022 - Comments

By Brian Webber: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis hasn’t said who he’ll be fighting in his next fight on January 7th in Washington, DC.

If Tank is going to fight in DC, the ideal opponent for him is Maryland native Gary Antuanne Russell, who is arguably a far more talented fighter than the guys that he’s been fighting during his career.

Russell (16-0, 16 KOs), the brother of former featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr, fights at 140 and is one of the most talented young fighters in the division.

Mayweather Promotions have been matching Gervonta softly his entire career, and they would need to be willing to take a risk by allowing him to face a talented fighter for a change like Gary Antuanne.

Antuanne Russell fights onΒ  Showtime, making it an easy one to match-up to make between him and Tank Davis. In Russell’s last fight against former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy, he weighed in at 137 lbs in scoring a sixth round knockout last July.

Russell can probably easily make 135 for a fight against Tank Davis, and it would be a far more entertaining fight for the boxing public in the recent blowout victories that we’ve seen from him.

Unlike past Tank opponents, Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero and Mario Barrios, Gary Antuanne Russell can fight.

Other options for Tank:

  • Hector Luis Garcia
  • Chris Colbert
  • Ryan Garcia

It’s known that Tank wants to fight the popular boxer/social media hybrid fighter Ryan Garcia, but DAZN doesn’t want to allow Kingry to fight on SHOWTIME without them getting in on the match.

There’s too much money DAZN would lose out on if they let Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs) fight on Showtime without their involvement.

Besides that, Ryan’s career as a boxer, such as it is, will be over once he fights Gervonta and is knocked out in a few rounds. If you’re Golden Boy or DAZN, you’re not going to let Ryan Garcia fight Tank Davis without their involvement because he will likely lose badly.

Once that happens, the ratings he brings in for his fights against over-the-hill old guys won’t bring in the same number of new subscribers as they have in the past.

Yesterday, Tank (27-0, 25 KOs) posted on social media that he’s fighting on January 7th. He then quickly deleted his message, leaving boxing fans to wonder if he was just playing around again.