Gervonta Davis is once again following in his promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr’s footsteps, showing off money in what has to be interpreted as a primitive attempt to raise his social status among his followers & peers.
The unbeaten but still largely untested 29-year-old secondary WBA lightweight champion Tank Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) took a picture of a wall of what looks like bundles of fake money.
Tank’s pictures with him holding or being around money are a strange way of boosting his social rank, making him look like he has poor self-esteem.
Why doesn’t Tank face better opposition?
If he wants to raise his credibility with his fans & other boxers, he would be better off upping the level of his opposition to start fighting talented fighters because he’s been falling short of that his entire ten-year career.
Gervonta is pushing 30 years old, and sadly, the best non-washed-up name on his resume is Jose Zepeda, who is nothing special. The other guys Tank Davis has fought have been a mix of subpar fringe-level & paper champions. In his last fight, he beat Instagram boxer Ryan Garcia.
Tank Davis’s best career wins:
Mario Barrios – rehydration clause
Ryan Garcia – ditto
Leo Santa Cruz – washed & much smaller
Yuriorkis Gamboa – 40-years-old
Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero – social media fighter
Isaac Cruz – fringe contender
Hector Luis Garcia – Hand-picked from the super featherweight division
Gervonta is expected to fight next in the first quarter of 2024, but as of yet, no opponent has been named. These are the likely options that Mayweather Promotions & PBC will be choosing from for Tank Davis’ next fight:
- Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz – rematch that few fans want to see, but it’s another easy money-grab for Tank Davis
- Ryan Garcia – ditto with the easy money-grab rematch
- Frank Martin
- William Zepeda
A rematch between Tank Davis and Pitbull Cruz would be a poor one to put on PPV, but given that all of Gervonta’s fights are behind a paywall, that will likely be the case.
The boxing public would like to see Tank Davis take on Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez, Vasily Lomachenko, Raymond Muratalla, and to some extent, Shakur Stevenson. It’s unlikely that Tank will fight any of those guys next, or perhaps never.
Tank recently got out of the joint after serving 44 days for violating the conditions of his 90-day home detention sentence.
Haney willing to return to 135 for Tank Davis fight
“It would have to make sense for me to go back down to 135. Tank Davis is still at 135,” said Devin Haney to the media about the possibility of his returning to lightweight if he can get a fight with Gervonta Davis.
Trying to negotiate a fight with Gervonta could prove to be impossible and not worth the time and effort for Haney.
It’s excellent for Haney to talk about it, as it helps his career to get fans’ hopes up, but trying to negotiate a fight with a guy whose resume is littered with lesser fighters is impossible. Haney will ultimately end up frustrated and feeling stupid for wasting his time.
“There are still big fights at 135, but Tank is a big-money fight for me at 135. That would be something to go back down for. Other than that, it really makes no sense for me,” said Haney.
Devin should have tried to set up the fight with Tank Davis before moving up to 140, as it will be a lot harder for him to melt down to 135 if this match comes off.
Haney should vacate his remaining three lightweight titles and focus on setting up fights with the top 140-pounders like Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia.
Picking off the aging former WBA/WBC welterweight champion Keith Thurman sounds like a good idea for Haney because that guy is old and washed.