Devin Haney Taking A Dig At Gevonta “Tank” Davis
On November 7, Devin Haney (25-0, 15) defended the WBC World Lightweight belt for the second time. He would prevail with a unanimous decision win over former two-division world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-4, 18 KOs).
Many watching compared Haney’s performance to Gamboa’s previous outing against WBA ‘Super’ World Junior Lightweight/WBA ‘Regular’ World Lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (24-0, 23 KOs). Davis overcame Gamboa by unanimous decision. The prevailing question on the table was whether would Haney be more dominant against Gamboa than Davis. That answer is a subjective one. It depends on what you like in a fight, and your criteria of a dominant performance.
It must have been on the mind of Haney as well. On November 8, the 21-year-old resident of Las Vegas took to his Twitter and posted a GIF of Gamboa landing a three-punch combination to the head of Davis!
There is a history between these two. They have sparred in the past and have regularly gone back and forth with each other on Twitter. And in an interesting side note, earlier this year Haney did some work with Floyd Mayweather, who happens to be Tank’s promoter. To add even further spice to the mix, trainer Bill Haney claims that his son Devin is Davis’ “Kryptonite”. He claims his son’s style is all wrong for the 26-year-old power-puncher from Baltimore.
Lightweight is a hot division right now with the likes of Haney, Davis, and unified IBF/WBO/WBA ‘Super’ Lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs). A Haney v Davis showdown would be one of the more intriguing fights to happen right now.
It is a classic matchup between the fast hands and boxing skills of Haney versus the dynamic power of Davis who can take you out with one shot. At the end of the day, will all this verbal sparring lead to these two in the ring? Here is hoping the trash-talk leads to the two ultimately trading blows inside the ring.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.