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Gervonta Davis’ “explosiveness” gives him a chance against Crawford says Roy Jones Jr

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By Chris Williams: Roy Jones Jr. feels Gervonta Davis would have a shot at beating Terence Crawford because of his “explosiveness” if they met at a catchweight at 145 pounds.

Tank Davis’s left-hand power has tested on the level of heavyweights on a punching machine, and he could damage Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs), whom former WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa hurt in 2014.

If 5’5″ Gamboa was able to hurt Crawford, it’s reasonable to assume that Tank Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) could do the same and finish the job.

Obviously, to make it fair, Crawford would need to agree to a rehydration clause to keep him from rehydrating to 170+ lbs and having a 20+ lb weight advantage over Gervonta. We can’t have Crawford coming in as a light heavyweight on the night of the fight Tank.

Crawford has already said that the only way he would fight Tank Davis is if he came up the full weight at 147, and he wouldn’t agree to a catchweight.

That’s a perfect example of how Crawford’s victory over Errol Spence Jr. has gone to his head, making him feel he’s the A-side, and that’s clearly not the case. Tank is the bigger star with the better PPV numbers.

The only time Crawford was involved with a successful PPV event was when he fought Spence, and you argue that Errol was the reason for the success.

Crawford has already narrowed his options recently by saying he doesn’t want to fight Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, Keith Thurman & Danny Garcia.

Terence thinks he’s going to get a fight against the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo winner, but Chris Williams doesn’t see that empty pipe dream from happening.

Crawford needs to wake up and smell the coffee before it’s too late because he’s going to be stuck fighting the no-names in the 154-lb division soon, especially if he wrecks his chances for the second fight with Spence if he tries to use the weight as leverage to get a bigger split than what is written in the rematch clause.

“I don’t see nobody around that’s going to beat him [Terence Crawford] unless it’s somebody way bigger than him, but if he and Tank fought at about 145, that’s a good fight,” said Roy Jones Jr. to RealLyfe Productions about his belief that Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis has a chance of defeating Terence Crawford if they fought at a catchweight at 145 lbs.

Tank vs. Crawford is an excellent fight, but it’s not going to happen if Terence insists that Gervonta come up all the way to 154, like he’s the one calling the shots.

“They both have very high IQs, and Tank is very explosive. That’s the one thing Tank got that Errol [Spence Jr] didn’t have. In boxing, an explosive fighter can go a lot of places,” said Roy. “I was only able to cover the weight that I was able to cover because I was so explosive.

“If I wasn’t so explosive, I wouldn’t have been able to cover that much weight. Explosiveness keeps people in check.

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