BOXING

Gervonta Davis Names His Dream Opponent: “He’s A Complete Fighter”

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Gervonta Davis is one of the most explosive punchers and watchable fighters in the sport of boxing. He’s well qualified to spot someone in the same category.

‘Tank’ is undefeated in 29 and has finished 27 of those opponents inside the distance. Usually the smaller man, the Baltimore boxer uses timing and patience to his advantage in the ring.

Although he has been embroiled in plenty of beef with fellow fighters, one can look to the the lower weight classes to find a man he truly respects in the sport – Naoya Inoue.

Gervonta Davis

The 27-0 Japanese phenomenon became two-time undisputed last year by collecting all the belts at super-bantamweight. Despite being in the 122lbs ranks, there’s rarely a fighter who makes it twelve against Inoue.

Although Davis is currently campaigning at 135, there has been talk amongst fans and even promotors about the two stars meeting in the ring, either at 130 or a catchweight.

Speaking to the press in mid-2023, Davis branded a match-up against Inoue as ‘a dream fight.’

“Probably. That would be a fun fight. Now that would be technical. That fight right there, me and him… I’ll probably be too big for him, but that fight right there it’s like [a dream] fight.”

He continued to praise the undefeated knockout artist in a more recent interview with Boxing News.

Gervonta Davis

“I started watching him probably like a couple years ago. He’s a fighter. He’s got the whole package, I believe. If you want to see a fighter that’s got that’s got the whole package, he’s one of them. Definitely, for sure. I mean, if I can get down to 130 and he can move up a little bit, that would be cool.”

Unfortunately for fans who want to see it, ‘Tank’ ended that more recent interview by casting doubt on the fight and Inoue has said similar previously.

Write A Comment