After knocking Ryan Garcia out in the seventh round of their catchweight super-fight, here at SportsLens we have decided to take a deep dive into Gervonta Davis’ career thusfar. Read on to find out more about his boxing record, what weight he has won world title at, record in world title fights and how many knockout victories he has.
Gervonta Davis Boxing Record
Gervonta Davis returned to action this past weekend as he defeated Ryan Garcia in one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year. Davis vs Garcia was a sensational spectacle in the main event from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada this past weekend.
The Baltimore man of course ended up winning the fight via seventh round stoppage. This is without a doubt the biggest win of his career to date and has catapulted him to a whole new level in terms of stardom in the boxing world.
Prior to that fight, ‘Tank’ was last seen in action in January when defending his WBA World Lightweight Title successfully against Hector Luis Garcia. Davis won the fight by knockout in the nineth round, making that 12 consecutive wins in world title fights.
Now, the 28-year-old has a perfect record of 29-0 following his seventh round body shot knockout of Ryan Garcia on April 22.
Going into this fight, ‘Tank’ boasted an impressive boxing record of 28 wins to no losses. Of these 28 wins, Davis had won all but two opponents by knockout. Now, that record has improved once again as he is now 29-0, with 27 knockouts in those fights.
The only men to go the distance with Davis are Isaac Cruz in 2021 and German Ivan Meraz way back in 2014. Apart from those two bouts, Davis has won every single one of his fights by knockout. Hence why ‘Tank’ was odds on to beat ‘King Ry’ on Saturday night with the best offshore gambling sites. He certainly didn’t disappoint.
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Highly touted as the man to take of the boxing mantle from Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, Gervonta Davis signed to Mayweather Promotions when turning professional and quickly shot up the rankings. The hype and buzz around Davis was incredible, with boxing fans all around the world jumping on the ‘Tank’ bandwagon.
Davis’ first taste of world title success came back in January 2017 when he faces Jose Pedraza for the IBF Super-Featherweight Title. ‘Tank’ won the fight by TKO in the seventh round, becoming world champion for the very first time in the process.
That was the first of 13 successive world title fights for the Baltimore man. Davis then won his next two fights for the IBF Super-Featherweight Title against Liam Walsh and Francisco Fonseca. Both wins came via knockout yet again.
He then claimed the WBA Super World Super-Featherweight Title by knocking out Jesus Marcelo Andreas Cuellar in three rounds. He then defended the WBA strap on two occasions – with a first and second round KO respectively.
Davis then moved up to 135-pounds where he became the WBA Lightweight Champion by defeating Yuriorkis Gamboa by KO in the 12th and final round. The biggest KO win came next for ‘Tank’ as he emphatically knocked Leo Santa Cruz out cold in their bout in October 2020.
After the Santa Cruz fight, the Maryland man then moved up to super-lightweight where he again captured the WBA World Title by knocking out Mario Barrios in 11 rounds. ‘Tank’ then moved back down to lightweight where he defending his WBA strap three more times against Isaac Cruz, Rolly Romero and Hector Garcia respectively.
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Then ‘Tank’ of course knocked Ryan Garcia out in seven rounds last time out to successfully defend his WBA World Lightweight Title. Some big fights await for Davis, with rumoured bouts potentially next against the likes of Shakur Stevenson and Devin Haney.
That takes us up to now in the career of Gervonta Davis. He has won 13 consecutive world title fights and has already been crowned a world champion in three different weight classes. The man in an absolute beast inside the boxing ring and will take some beating.
At just 28-years-old, Davis still has plenty left in the tank and is sure to be around world level for the next five years at a minimum. Who knows, he could even go on to win 20 world title fights in more weight divisions. A serious talent and one of the biggest stars in world boxing.
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