Gervonta Davis says the haters will eventually get on the bandwagon
Two-divisional champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (24-0, 23ko) believes people will soon have to wake up and get on the bandwagon of him being a top pound for pound fighter. During an upcoming interview on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Davis was asked at what point should fan and pundits start talking about him as one of the best, pound-for-pound.
“For me, I don’t really focus on that, but it is going to be soon. It’s definitely going to be soon. I am working each and every day to continue to beat whoever they put in front of me. It is going to be a time when they (fans and pundits) wake up for sure. They woke, but they not actually saying it, but they definitely woke. It’s some haters out there, but eventually, they are going to have to get on the bandwagon.”
RAISING THE PROFILE
In boxing, the pound for pound list is often referred to in an attempt to explain the importance of a fighter’s accomplishment. Over the years, this opinionated list has launched heated back and forth arguments among those inside the boxing community. Over the last decade, the true purpose of the pound for pound list has gotten lost. Instead, it has been replaced by popular opinions over the quality of the fighters’ opponents. Things get even more blurred when the networks and promotional companies place their fighter on the list in an attempt to push their own agenda.
Now, Davis can presumably add becoming a three-divisional champion to his résumé. That is, provided he is successful in defeating the WBA ‘Regular’ Junior Welterweight champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (26-0, 17ko). This fight could have major implications considering undisputed champion Josh Taylor could move up. That would make the winner between Davis and Barrios more than likely to get elevated to ‘super’ champion status.
By: Garrisson Bland