Gervonta Davis is a three-time national Silver Gloves champion, a 2012 national Golden Gloves champion, an undefeated professional on the verge of his first world title fight and the protégé of one of boxing’s greatest fighters. First and foremost, though, Davis is a survivor.
Josesito Lopez loves to box about as much as he loves to breathe, so the fact he’s been out of the ring for nearly 21 months has been maddening. Making the long layoff even more intolerable is the way Lopez’s last fight ended.
When fight fans hear the name Abner Mares, they probably (and understandably) think fearless brawler. But you don’t win three world titles—and put yourself in position to win a fourth—without knowing a thing or two about the finer points of boxing.
Some fighters are natural self-promoters who have never met a microphone they didn’t like, while others are more comfortable letting their fists do their talking. Muhammad Ali was a first-ballot Hall of Famer of the former group. Jermall Charlo falls into the latter.
Some professional boxers get by on their raw, God-given talent, while others must master the various technical aspects of the game to get to the top. Then there’s the rare fighter who has it all—the complete package, as it were. Julian Williams is such a fighter.