Haney and Stevenson Call Foul on Tank Davis!
Three of the top fighters in the lightweight division are undisputed champion Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs), WBA ‘regular’ champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (27-0, 25 KOs), and two-division champ Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs). Not one of these characters are is shy about expressing how they feel about the others.
As 3Kings Boxing had earlier reported, Davis went on a trash-talking spree about his contemporaries. The WBA champ has thrown down the gauntlet, stating that he beats either Haney or Stevenson with ease. Claiming he had his way with them in sparring sessions, Tank cites those experiences as examples that he would take care of them now as pros.
Haney and Stevenson got word of what was said and decided to push back. Stevenson went to social media with a series of posts refuting Davis’s accounts of what happened in the gym. He then gave his take on how he would fare against Davis, if they were to fight.
The undisputed champ then decided to partake in the fray. Haney held nothing back, accusing Davis of lying. He then challenged Davis to release the video of them sparring. Their back-and-forth has been fodder for fans throughout boxing message boards.
Davis has an upcoming title defense against WBA junior lightweight Super champ Hector Luis Garcia in January 2023. Should he defeat Garcia, Tank will face Ryan Garcia in April 2023. Haney is in negotiations to face three-division champion Vasyl Lomachenko in the Spring of 2023. Next up for Stevenson is likely a WBC lightweight eliminator in the first quarter of next year.
Haney, Davis, and Stevenson are not likely to fight each other until late 2023, at the earliest. They are legit talents in their physical primes. Here’s hoping that the trash-talk eventually leads to them settling differences in the paid ranks.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.