Who is Gervonta Davis ?

Gervonta Davis was born on November 7, 1994, and is a professional boxer from the United States. He holds numerous titles in two weight classes, including the WBA (Regular) lightweight title since 2019 and the WBA (Super) super featherweight title from October 2020; previously In 2017, he won the IBF super featherweight title, then from 2018 to 2019, he held the WBA (Super) super featherweight title.

Who is Gervonta Davis ?
Gervonta Davis


According to The Ring magazine, he is the finest active super featherweight in the world as of June 2021, while the TBRB ranks him second.BoxRec has him listed as the finest active lightweight in the world, third by ESPN n, and ninth by the TBRB. His knockout-to-win rate is currently at 95.8%. (100 percent in world title fights).

Gervonta Davis – Early Life

Davis has been training since he was five years old at Upton Boxing Center. Davis is trained by Calvin Ford, who inspired the character Dennis “Cutty” Wise from HBO’s famous show The Wire. Davis had a storied amateur career, winning numerous national titles. He won the National Golden Gloves Championship in 2012, three National Silver Gloves Championships in a row from 2006 to 2008, two National Junior Olympics gold medals, two National Police Athletic League Championships, and two Ringside World Championships, among other things. Davis’ successful amateur career ended with an astounding 206–15 record.

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Davis is from the Sandtown-Winchester community in West Baltimore, which is one of the city’s most dangerous and crime-ridden areas of the city. He went to a local magnet school, Digital Harbor High School, but dropped out to focus on his career. He eventually completed a GED program to obtain his secondary education.

Gervonta Davis – Professional life

Davis made his professional debut against Desi Williams on February 22, 2013, when he was 18 years old. Williams had a professional record of no victories and four losses, all by stoppage. The battle took place at the D.C. Armory in Washington on the undercard of Lamont Peterson vs. Kendall Holt in the IBF junior welterweight division. Davis won the fight by knockout in the first round (KO).

Davis had 8 wins and no defeats by August 2014, with all of his victories coming inside the distance. Davis faced seasoned 28-year-old German Meraz (47–31–1, 25 KOs) in a six-round fight for the first time in October 2014. Davis knocked Meraz out in rounds three and five, then won a unanimous decision (UD) with all three judges scoring the fight 60–52.

Gervonta Davis

Davis became the first person to stop Israel Suarez (4–4–2, 1 KO) in the first round of their fight on February 20, 2015, at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Davis defeated Alberto Mora (5–3, 1 KO) via a technical knockout (TKO) at 1 minute 14 seconds into the bout on May 22, 2015, at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mora, who is known for his toughness, was stopped for the first time in his career.

Davis defeated Recky Dulay (8–1, 5 KOs) in only 94 seconds on September 12, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Showtime as part of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto undercard. Davis defeated former featherweight world champion Cristobal Cruz (40–18–4, 24 KOs) on Bounce TV on October 30, 2015, at The Venue at UCF in Orlando, Florida.

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Davis defeated Luis Sanchez (17–4–1, 5 KOs) in the ninth round on December 18, 2015, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, as seen on Spike TV. Davis defeated Guillermo Avila (16–5, 13 KOs) by KO in the sixth round on April 1, 2016, at the D.C. Armory on Spike TV. Davis knocked out Mario Antonio Macias (28–18, 14 KOs) with his opening punch of the bout, which lasted only 41 seconds, on June 3, 2016, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida as part of a Premier Boxing Champions show.

Davis vs. Ruiz

Davis stated in November 2018 that he would defend his WBA championship in February 2019 in Southern California against former three-weight world champion Abner Mares (31–3–1, 15 KOs). Mayweather originally teased the fight on social media in August 2018, but there was no mention of a date or venue. Mares will be going up from featherweight after losing his last fight in June 2018 against Léo Santa Cruz.

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When the match was announced, there was much chatter about Mares being “thrown to the wolves” and having little chance against Davis. Mares retorted to the critics, saying he decided to gain weight and put himself to the test. On December 14, it was announced that the fight would take place on Showtime on February 9, 2019, at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

The venue was relocated to Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly known as StubHub Center, in Carson, California, a week later. Mares and Davis were unable to fight on the scheduled date when Mares sustained a potentially career-ending injury while sparring, a detached retina. Instead, Davis faced Hugo Ruiz, who he knocked out in the first round after fracturing his opponent’s nose.

 

 Davis vs. Gamboa

Davis moved up to the lightweight category for the first time on December 28, 2019, when he fought and defeated  former unified featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa by twelfth-round technical knockout to win the vacant WBA (Regular) lightweight championship. By the time referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight in the final round, Davis had drop  Gamboa in the second and eighth rounds and had built up a large advantage on the judges’ scorecards. Davis had never made it through the ninth round in a fight before.

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 Davis vs. Gamboa

Davis moved up to the lightweight category for the first time on December 28, 2019, when he fought and defeated former unified featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa by twelfth-round technical knockout to win the vacant WBA (Regular) lightweight championship. By the time referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight in the final round, Davis had drop  Gamboa in the second and eighth rounds and had built up a large advantage on the judges’ scorecards. Davis had never made it through the ninth round in a fight before.

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Santa Cruz vs. Davis

Davis made his PPV debut on Showtime on October 31, 2020, when he defended his lightweight title at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, against four-division world champion Léo Santa Cruz. The bout drew a crowd of more than 9,000 people. In the sixth round, Davis landed a hard left uppercut on Santa Cruz, knocking him out and sending Mexican to the canvas. The fight was stopped by the referee, and Davis retained his lightweight belt while also gaining the WBA (Super) super featherweight title from Santa Cruz. Davis’ knockout of Santa Cruz was named the Knockout of the Year winner for 2020 by The Ring Magazine.

Davis vs. Barrios


Davis is set to fight undefeated WBA (Regular) champion Mario Barrios on June 26, 2021, in State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, in his second bout as the main event of a Showtime PPV.

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Gervonta Davis – Aside from boxing

Davis was charged with first-degree aggravated assault and had an arrest warrant issued on September 19, 2017. The alleged event occurred on August 1, 2017, according to Maryland court documents, but it is unclear who was involved or what happened. Davis was released after posting a $100,000 unsecured bond. On October 19, Davis was scheduled to appear in court. The accusation was eventually amended to misdemeanor second-degree assault, which carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison or a $2,500 fine, or both.

A childhood buddy, Anthony Wheeler, complained to the court that Davis smacked him in the side of the head with a ‘gloved hand.’ In the hospital, he was diagnosed with a concussion, he said. The incident occurred at West Baltimore’s Upton Boxing Center. Davis was expected to go on trial on November 29, 2017. The charges were dismissed by Wheeler in court. According to the Baltimore Sun, Davis and Wheeler hugged and walked out of the courthouse together.

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Davis was detained in Washington, D.C. on September 14, 2018. He and another man got into a fist brawl, according to the police report. Punches were thrown all over the upper body. Someone attempted to break up the brawl, and both men attempted to run before the cops came.

Davis was arrested on accusations of simple battery/domestic abuse against his former girlfriend on February 1, 2020. He was seen snatching the woman’s blouse “with his right hand close to her throat” and dragging her to a different room during a basketball game at the Watsco Center at the University of Miami.

Gervonta Davis

Gervonta Davis is a professional boxer from the United States. He holds numerous titles in two weight classes, including the WBA (Regular) lightweight title since 2019. He was charged with a spate of traffic infractions on March 22, 2021, after allegedly running a red light following a November 2020 birthday party in downtown Baltimore. His Lamborghini SUV collided with another vehicle, sending all four people inside to the hospital. He allegedly drove away in a Camaro, which arrived minutes afterward. He might face a sentence of more than seven years in prison if convicted.

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