Was Ward Sneak Dissing Gervonta Davis?
On September 14, Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury was lucky to survive a horrendous cut en route to beating the Swedish underdog Otto Wallin.
On deck, providing color commentating for the unexpected roller coaster, was former two divisional world champion Andre “SOG” Ward. At one point, Ward aired his mind concerning some of the burgeoning prospects in the professional ranks.
In his estimation there were some guys claiming to be the next big thing but have yet to face elite level competition.
It should be noted that Ward did not mention any names. However, this did not stop certain people from taking the comments personally.
One such individual was Gervonta “Tank” Davis (22-0, 21 KO’s). A fan would tag Tank on social media while highlighting Ward’s sentiments. Davis would quickly take to his Twitter account to specifically rebut the broad statement.
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In general, Tank did not get personal or overly messy in his reply. The young, now lightweight simply let it be known that Ward’s opinion and thoughts toward his career held little merit.
Honestly, it’s highly unlikely that SOG will respond to the comment in any sort of fashion.
Out of his own mouth Ward has previously said, on a number of occasions, that he has no taste for getting involved with vitriolic trash talking sessions on social media.
He could take time out to deny he was referring to Tank. Although, beyond that, there is little reason to believe that Ward will say anything further.
Gervonta Davis and his Money Team promotional backers have definitely been vocal about the future they foresee for Tank. In particular, Leonard Ellerbe has almost robotically repeated the talking point that Gervonta Davis will be the next huge pay-per-view star.
This is why it is easy to assume, or believe, that Ward was referring to Tank. Certainly, Ellerbe and Davis are two of the more visible figures in the sport saying this. However, they are far from the only ones.
Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia and Shakur Stevenson, to name a few, are all up and coming fighters with massive future potential and powerful backing.
Any and all of these boxers essentially fit the description of what Ward was describing. Yet again, obviously Davis was the main one to take offense. More than likely this will remain this minor blip.
However, 3kingsboxing will be there to report if the Twitter skirmish flourishes into a bigger issue.
By: Bakari Simpson