Gervonta is box office, and he proved it once again Saturday night when he defeated Rolando ‘Rolly” Romero. His next fight should be a real blockbuster.
“Tank”, now 27-0, with 25 wins within distance, stated before his win over Rolly that “the training wheels” need to be taken off. It’s time for him to get into some real superfights.
Davis, now 27, is fortunate to be in a lightweight division that features big names and fights.
His contractual status is a major factor. He is currently associated with Mayweather Promotions, but has suggested that this might change.
He is now good enough to think about becoming a free agent, just like Floyd. As ‘Canelo Alvarez’ is doing right now.
Gervonta should fight next.
In our order of preference, we’ve compiled a list of the most important fights for ‘Tank.
Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia
America might be stopped by this fight. The fight that could just stop America: Garcia vs. Tank.
Both have concussive power, which would theoretically make them a real barn burner.
Garcia stated on Saturday night that Davis is ready to fight him before 2022 ends – that would be a wonderful thing.
Terence Crawford vs Errol Spencer Jr is huge, but it could be the most exciting bout boxing can make right now. Even without major titles, this fight is still exciting.
In case you are wondering about Garcia’s contractual status, he is currently aired on DAZN.
Gervonta Davis vs Devin Haney
Haney is currently the WBC champion and will face George Kambosos Jr next week in a huge unification match in Melbourne.
That vs. ‘Tank’ contest would be for all the marbles at 135lbs. This is why it ranks #2 on our list. Haney has the slight preference, as he provides a contrast between styles and personas – much like Garcia. USA vs USA is likely to mean bigger dollars.
Right now, Haney is promoting Bob Arum’s Top Rank with Lou DiBella and his bouts air on ESPN.
Gervonta Davis vs George Kambosos Jr
If Kambosos beats Haney next weekend (which is very likely), then he will be the undisputed lightweight champ. He holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
Davis would likely have to travel to Australia to bring the belts back home to the U.S., which would be a challenge. Lou DiBella is currently promoting Kambosos.
Gervonta Davis vs Vasiliy Lomachenko
Loma, at 135lbs, was the true king before being defeated by Teofimo Lopez during their 2020 unification match. Loma had to have shoulder surgery after that and is feeling better.
“The Matrix” is still one of boxing’s most powerful talents, so a Gervonta fight would be huge.
The Ukrainian is aligned to Bob Arum’s Top Rank and, therefore, with ESPN from a broadcast perspective.
Gervonta Davis vs Teofimo Lopez
Although he is the forgotten man in the lightweight division, a fight against ‘Tank would still bring in box office. It is not at the top of this list for nothing.
Teofimo lost his titles last year to Kambosos. All the talk afterwards was that he would gain weight to 140lbs and not stay at 135. His next bout could come at 140 in August.
This would require ‘Tank to’ to gain weight in order to face him. It’s not impossible but it is highly unlikely, given the potential wealth that still remains at 135.
Teofimo is aligned to Bob Arum’s Top Rank, ESPN, although the loss to Kambosos was aired on DAZN following Arum losing the purse bids.