In the opening bout of the telecast, Gervonta Davis became a two-time world champion in emphatic fashion with a third round TKO of former champion Jesus Cuellar to capture the vacant WBA 130-pound World Championship.
On Jan 14, 2017, Gervonta Davis made history by defeating Jose Pedraza to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title and becoming the youngest world champion in boxing history.
Fighter of The Week: Former IBF Champ Gervonta Davis fights to prove that he has what it takes to stay on top of the Super Featherweight division as he battles Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar for the 130-lb belt title in his next bout on April 21, at the Barclays Center.
126-pound contender Tevin Farmer and former 126-pound champion Gervonta Davis traded blows on Twitter recently. They both talk a big talk, but which fighter would walk the walk and take home the victory in this potential matchup?
FIGHTER OF THE WEEK: America’s youngest World Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (18-0, 17 KOs) defends his 130-pound title against Francisco Fonseca on Saturday August, 26, 2017 in the co-main event of the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor card on Showtime Boxing PPV.
After some showboating on a knockdown to close out the 5th Round, Gervonta "Tank" Davis got right back to work in the 6th Round with a vicious series of uppercuts, stopping Guillermo Avila in #PBConSpike action. Two fights later, at just 21 years of age, the Baltimore, Md., native would become a world champion, stopping Jose Pedraza to claim the IBF 130-lb crown.
Unbeaten super featherweight world champion Gervonta Davis makes the first defense of his 130-pound title tomorrow in London, England when he faces Britain's Liam Walsh on Showtime Boxing.