By Chris Williams: WBA Super World super featherweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (20-0, 19 KOs) along with his opponent prior three division world champion Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs) announced their February 9 fight on Thursday at a news conference at the Conga Room at L.A. Live. Davis, 24, and also Mares will soon probably be confronting each other on Premier Boxing Champions LIVE on Show Time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
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An extremely confident Gervonta Davis asserts he hits harder than WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Davis’ past knock-out sufferers could likely vouch for that. Gervonta absolutely obliterated Cuellar in crushing him three fast rounds before a stunned audience on April 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cuellar hasn’t even fought ever since then.
What this means is Davis sees himself as a better fighter compared to 30-year-old Lomachenko, that hasn’t been looking good lately in his last two fights against Jose Pedraza along with Jorge Linares.
“Power, rate, movement, I’m a better fighter than he could be,” Davis said in Mares. “I’m not the type to underestimate my opponents. I’m aware of exactly everything ’s front of me. I struck more difficult than Deontay Wilder. I think I’m also the most useful 130 and 135.
Davis does hit very hard, and then he ’s definitely the biggest puncher from the super featherweight division at this time, and you can most likely include the light weight branch also. Mikey Garcia is known as the hardest puncher at 135, however he hasn’t even shown that the sort of punching power that people ’ve been visiting from ‘Tank’ in the past couple of years. Davis is on still yet another level in the power section. It would be interesting to see Davis face Lomachenko and Garcia before those two boxers start aging longer. Both are in their 30s, also obviously on top of these games at this time. They won’t even be when Davis hits his late 20s. He’s merely 24 right today, and maybe not even in his prime.
You can’t even blame Davis for Saturdays beyond the 33-year-old Mares, since the fight is considered to be a mismatch in the opinion of the boxing public. Mares is still on the downside of his career, and then he ’s fighting in a weight class he’s never competed in at super feather weight. Mares’ best weight branch was bantamweight, which is really where he should be. There’s a great chance that Mares is going to learn fast on February 9 he has no business fighting at super feather weight contrary to a talented young fighter such as Tank Davis.
Davis isn’t even stressed whatsoever around IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KOs), that is calling him out for a unification fight lately. Farmer recently struggled to beat former Davis knockout victim Francisco Fonseca earlier this month at beating him by an unimpressive 12 round unanimous decision on December 15. Fonseca was pumped out from Davis from the 8th around last year in August 2017 in a one-sided fight. Six years ago, Farmer was pumped out from Jose Pedraza from the 8th around in 2012. Davis knocked out Pedraza from the 7th around last year in January 2017. The fight wasn’t even competitive n the least.
“20-19 is going to make me a major superstar,” Davis believed to Fighthub. “I’m prepared to fight him. Me and Tevin could be around Showtime PPV. I’m ready if he’therefore ready. He needs to step it up. If he’s in with me, it’s definitely not likely to be fine. I don’t even understand why folks think they will beat me. A guy I beat, knocked out him. Tevin is too tiny. He’s near smaller than Abner. I’m going to knock him all of the way over the ring. You can’t even see. Three fights next year starting with Abner.
Because you can see, Davis doesn’t speed Farmer, 28, exceedingly highly, but he is enthusiastic about fighting with him 2020 on SHOWTIME PPV. The one issue is why Farmer is signed together with Matchroom Boxing USA promoter Eddie Hearn, also he fights DAZN exclusively, helping to make it impossible for him to shoot on Davis in a unification fight. When there’s an easy method for the two winners to compete, it would create a good deal of interest from the boxing universe. Of course, it wouldn’t even be exactly the same amount of interest that will be created if Davis were to fight WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt, WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia or WBA 135-pound champion Vasyl Lomachenko. Those are great fights for those fans. Garcia vs. Davis can be really just a doable fight, since both guys fight on SHOWTIME. Lomachenko is with Best Rank boxing, also he fights on ESPN. It’s not possible the Lomachenko along with also his promoters will be inclined to come over to SHOWTIME and fight Davis, even though it will be an exciting fight for your fans. It would give Lomachenko his biggest fight against some guy that is about his same size instead of a more compact fighter moving up two weight classes to fight with in Guillermo Rigondeaux. This wasn’t even a fair fight last year. Lomachenko was much too big for its substantially smaller 5’4″ Rigondeaux, that proceeded up from super bantamweight to fight Lomachenko at super feather weight minus the benefit of a catch weight.
Used to do everything around the plank to beat Pedraza. I didn’t merely bang together with him,” Davis believed to Fighthub about his crushing victory over Jose Pedraza in 2017. “Pedraza lost to me, and went up to 135 and overcome a champ. It revealed that Pedraza, they could fight, and it revealed that Lomachenko isn’t as good as everyone believes.
Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) was given up on with a great deal of boxing fans after his loss into Tank Davis last year. Pedraza showed what he’s made from moving up in weight and also reinventing himself at lightweight in 2018, getting the World Boxing Organization 135 lb title in beating Raymundo Beltran with a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision last August. Pedraza boxed circles across Beltran in sending him . Back in Pedraza’s ultimate fight, he also gave Lomachenko all sorts of issues in losing a highly competitive 12-round fight by which he inflicted a great deal of punishment on the two-time Olympic gold medalist. This was easily the 2nd toughest struggle of Lomachenko’s career behind his loss to Orlando Salido in 2013, which many boxing fans blame him being siphoned from the Mexican celebrity.
Welterweight champion Errol ‘the reality ’ Spence considers that Gervona will knock-out Lomachenko at this point in their careers, and he’s not the only person who believes this. Davis is looking powerful, youthful and fast. Lomachenko resembles he’s getting old, also lost a few steps together with age and injuries needs to catch him up.
“I’ve been saying he’ll stop him,” Spence believed to Fighthub around Davis knocking outside Vasyl Lomachenko if/when they face each other.