Gervonta Davis: I’m me

By Xavier Porter,

January 12, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. – On Saturday, January 14, live at Barclays Center on Showtime Boxing undefeated title contender Gervonta Davis (16-0, 15 KOs) has an opportunity of lifetime as he will challenge for his first championship title. In doing so he will be facing the tough IBF champion Jose Pedraza (22-0, 12 KOs). Davis has been training hard to fulfill his dream. The 22 year-old Davis is transcend his career to championship status.

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photo courtesy of bigioshotya

“I’m feeling great,” Davis said, “Training camp has been good.”

“I’m ready to show the boxing world what I bring to the sport of boxing. Not just fighting in the ring but also to draw out the fans.”

Davis understands the importance his first championship fight and how a win can not only change his life, but many others.

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photo courtesy of bigioshotya

“Winning a world championship would feel amazing. It would be a big goal that I’ve wanted to accomplish. To win a championship belt and to bring it back to my city, after all the losses we experienced as a city in 2016, Baltimore needs this. We need this win.”

Davis is keyed in on his opponent as he wants to give fight fans his best.

“I’m not looking past my opponent. I am being smart about this fight and my career. I want to win this belt and unify other belts. I’m here to be great.  Fighting in NYC means a lot. I have a lot of fan support out here and I have a lot of fan support coming out to see this fight.”

Davis is appreciative of all the support he’s received from his team and wants everyone to know that his mental focus back on track.

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photo courtesy of bigioshotya

“I’m thankful to my manager Al Haymon and my promoter Floyd Mayweather. I’ve looked up to him and he took me under his wing. He’s taken me on jets, on boats, and trips around the world. Coming from where I come from it was new for me. I used to want to fight for the money, cars, and jewelry. I lost sight on what I have really come to do.”

“This fight I have dedicated it to myself and my team. I’m bringing my heart and my mind to this fight, to show the fans, my promoter, my manager what I can really do in the ring.”

“I’m not no Mike Tyson, I’m not no Floyd Mayweather, I’m not no Sugar Ray Leonard; I’m Gervonta Davis. January 14 I will become a world champion.”

Opening the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT are junior lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza and unbeaten contender Gervonta Davis.

Tickets for the event promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, start at $25. They can be purchased online (, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

For more information visit follow on Twitter @Sniper_Pedraza, @Gervontaa, @SHOSports, @MayweatherPromo, @LouDiBella,  @BarclaysCenter, and @Swanson_Comm or become a fan on Facebook at,, This event is sponsored by Corona Extra, La Cerveza Mas Fina.

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