Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (22-0-21KO) continued to prove why he’s one of the most exciting young talents in the sport this weekend with another impressive stoppage win.
Fighting in his hometown of Baltimore, Davis captured the WBA super-featherweight world title with a second round stoppage win over Ricardo Núñez on Showtime.
Here’s how he did it:
Some power in that left hand there for sure.
Following the fight his promoter and mentor Floyd Mayweather was pleased with what he saw.
Speaking at the post-fight press conference a short time ago Mayweather said:
“If I can help push this young kid to surpass me I’m going to continue to push him. I want to be a part of it. I told Tank this when I first saw him. He came to me as a kid to get an autograph. I signed his phone for him. I think it was during the Canelo tour. Years later he came to my gym. He was boxing. He was working out. Actually Adrien Broner brought him to my gym. Adrien Broner kept saying Tank, Tank, Tank.”
“I said, I know that fighter. So what I did was I asked my assistant to reach out to him because what I saw in him was that he had a mean streak when he was boxing. I said, you know what, there’s something about this kid that I can take that he’ll be world champion with a couple years if we get together and brainstorm. Because he has the power and the boxing skills but he has have the right mindset. All we have to do is work on up there (the mind). He’s not even 25-years-old and he’s already two-time world champion.
Mayweather went on to say:
“We look forward to him getting back in there in a few months. Hopefully in four months he’ll get right back in there. Hopefully it’s on pay per view. But we are going to keep building Tank. He’s got to stay active. We going to keep him busy. The guy that he fought today — hell of a puncher. Hell of a puncher.”
“The main thing is that he (Tank) listened. He went out there and got the job done and he couldn’t have done it in a better place. Baltimore we love you.”