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Gervonta Davis reveals intimate details of time in prison and how it forced him to think differently

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Tank is preparing to fight Frank Martin on June 15 for the WBA lightweight title.

Gervonta Davis is widely regarded as one of the best boxers in the sport’s recent history. At 29 years old, he still has a lot of fight left to carve out a truly unique legacy.

But getting to the pinnacle of the lightweight division didn’t come easy, although a lot of it was due to Tank himself. Davis has been marred by out-of-the-ring legal issues over the past seven years. One of those issues led to him spending 44 days in jail last summer.

Tank Davis says jail changed him as a person

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis

During a recent interview with PBC, Davis spoke about those 44 days and how it changed him as a person.

Prison can change any man, and it sounds like a month and a half played a role in reshaping Davis’ mindset. In December, Davis converted to Islam, another nod to his personal change.

Davis has stayed out of trouble in the lead-up to his fight against Frank Martin on June 15. Davis puts his WBA lightweight title on the line against the unbeaten 29-year-old with a lot to prove.

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