Gervonta Davis might be the toughest pound-for-pound puncher on the planet at this second in time, much more so than former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
The aptly-named ‘Tank’ collected a model of the WBA super-lightweight world title final month when he stopped Mario Barrios after dropping him 3 times en path to a stoppage win.
Underneath the watchful eye of Floyd Mayweather, Davis has managed to navigate 25 fights with out defeat by his profession to this point – scoring knockouts in 24 of these.
Regardless of standing at simply 5ft 5ins and usually preventing at super-featherweight and light-weight, the Baltimore-native possesses the form of energy which strikes concern into opponents earlier than they step by the ropes.
This was by no means extra evident than when he took on the PBC Boxing punch bag problem again in 2019 after being known as out by ‘The Bronze Bomber’.
Wilder despatched a video message to Davis and former world title challenger Dominic Breazeale earlier than the present started and challenged them each to beat his excessive rating of 927 on the machine.
Regardless of weighing round six stone much less on the time than Wilder, Davis stepped as much as take his shot and managed to ship a devastating 939 on his first try.
Breazeale, who would later lose to Wilder that summer time, solely managed to file a rating of 889 – protesting it was rigged to host Kate Abdo.
Mike Tyson is a large fan of the diminutive destroyer, calling Davis ‘the best fighter round now’ after his devastating win towards Barrios.