Get to Know Gervonta Davis: Boxing’s Rising Star

After earning his first professional boxing victory at 18 years old. Baltimore native Gervonta Davis has had quite the rapid rise to fame. To get to know more about the man many call Tank and where he’s headed next. Take a look at our Gervonta Davis complete biography here.

Early Life

Gervonta Davis was born on April 3, 1995 in Baltimore, Maryland. His father died when he was five years old. He started boxing at the age of seven and quickly excelled in the sport. he had a troubled childhood and spent time in prison before he became a professional boxer at the age of 19. He has been ranked number one by Ring Magazine for his weight division since 2016.

Amateur Career

Gervonta Davis was born on October 4, 1994 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is of Jamaican descent and attended Woodlawn High School before graduating in 2012. In his amateur career, he compiled a record of 8-1 with five knockouts. On November 26, 2013, he made his professional debut against Hector Velasco at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. His win streak includes a knockout victory over Sharmba Mitchell on February 14, 2014 which won him the WBA Intercontinental super featherweight championship belt. His next fight was scheduled for April 12 but was postponed due to head injuries. Sustained by Floyd Mayweather Jr. Who had been training with Davis at the time.

Professional Career

Davis’ professional career started with a knockout victory over Luis Maldonado in October of 2014. His next fight was a unanimous decision victory against Lajuan Simon. In January 2015, Davis traveled to London, England and won the WBA Interim Super Lightweight Championship with a 3rd round knockout of Liam Walsh. In March 2015, he defended his title against Francisco Fonseca winning by 7th round TKO. in November 2015, He had his first defense of the interim title on Showtime and defeated former champion Anthony Crolla by KO in the 9th round
Gervonta Davis is one of boxing’s rising stars. He has an impressive record so far with 14 victories and only 1 loss.

Awards and Achievements

Gervonta Davis turned pro at the age of 17. He was named the 2016 Prospect of the Year. By Ring Magazine and is ranked number 3 on The Ring’s list of top 20 featherweight prospects in the world. In 2017. He was named The Ring magazine’s Prospect of the Year. In April 2017, Davis signed with Mayweather Promotions.

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Gervonta Davis is a rising boxing star and the current IBF super featherweight champion. At only 22 years old, he has won 22 fights with 20 of those wins coming by knockout. In 2015, Davis was named USA TODAY Sports’ Prospect of the Year and in 2016. He was ranked as the number 2 prospect by ESPN. He is also just one of three active fighters. In boxing who have not been knocked down or knocked out in their career. We spoke with Davis about his life outside the ring and how being a father. Has helped him mature as an athlete.
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