Gervonta “Tank” Davis: The Heart of Baltimore
By Xavier Porter, Brooklynfights.com
May 7, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Upton Boxing Recreation Center, MD) – “I am that superstar boxer. I am the one.” – Gervonta Davis
On May 20, live on Showtime Boxing, the city of Baltimore will be glued to their television screens as their hometown champion, Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KOs), will be making the first defense of his IBF super featherweight championship. Davis, the young, talented, powerful southpaw possesses a smile that can light up a room and a heart of sheer determination. He will be facing Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs) of the United Kingdom.
The championship fight is scheduled to take place at the Copperbox Arena in the United Kingdom. Davis is focused on putting on a spectacular show, while retaining his belt, and building on his fan base in his challenger’s backyard.
“I think it’s great to get this opportunity early in my career to fight in the United Kingdom. I want to expand my fan base.”
“He’s a good fighter. I know that he’ll be ready to fight so I’m making sure that I’ll be ready as well. This is his first shot at a world title. I’ve been in that position before. I’ve been on the big stage, with the bright lights. I will be patient and allow the fight to come to me. I’m going to get the job done.”
With a current ranking at number two as the best super featherweight in the United States and number ten in the world, the IBF super featherweight champion is preparing diligently to take care of business at hand in his first title defense. Davis also expressed his thoughts on facing other champions and fighters within his division.
“After my fight with Walsh my plan is to fight in front of my hometown fans, here in Baltimore.
“I was ringside at the MGM National Harbor, watching the Vasyl Lomachencko vs Jason Sosa championship fight. It was a good fight. I give a lot of respect to Sosa. I commend him. He’s a good fighter, a good champion. He fought his heart and no one can take that away from him. I have no doubt that he will bounce back.
“There’s also talk of me facing Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs). I’m willing to give him his chance. We both want to fight each other and I know that a fight between us can sell out MGM National Harbor as well.”
Davis, who’s signed with Mayweather Promotions, is determined to give the fans in attendance and watching from around the world an amazing showcase of skill and supreme dominance. With the city of Baltimore always on his mind and in his heart, he’s ready to show the world why he’s “The One.”
“This is my life! This is my story!” Davis said.
“I recently lost a friend of mine to the streets. As I continue to grow in boxing, and in life, I want to bring the people of my city with me. They’re seeing everything that I’m experiencing; everything that I’m going through.”
“I’m becoming a star in boxing. I have a lot of fans; some from social media and some of them are celebrities. I will never switch up. Baltimore is the city from where I’m from. I fight for them, for my community.”
“I want to give my community hope. I want the kids who are growing up under me to shoot for their dreams and accomplish their goals. My focus is to help fighters from my city before it’s too late. As I’m climbing the ladder I want to bring them right behind me. I want to give them a chance to see the world.”
Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis (17-0, 18 KOs) will make the first defense of his IBF Super-Featherweight crown against undefeated Cromer hero Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs) at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday 20th May, live on BT Sport and BoxNation, on SHOWTIME.
“To my friends, family, and fans I appreciate all the love and support. For my city, tune in: you do not want to miss this fight.”
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