Stevenson On Facing Tank: “That Will Be The Biggest And Best Fight In Boxing”

Shakur Stevenson Impatiently Looks Forward to Facing Gervonta Davis

Shakur Stevenson eager to fight Tank Davis
Shakur Stevenson (L), Gervonta Davis | credit: Getty Images

Shakur Stevenson Eager to Engage in a High-Profile Fight with Tank Davis


Two-division champion Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) is looking for all the smoke in the lightweight division. One of the fighters he’s targeting at 135 is WBA Regular lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 27 KOs). In Stevenson’s mind, the sooner that fight can happen, the better.

Tank is coming off a seventh-round stoppage win over Ryan Garcia on April 22. During an interview with TMZ Sports, Stevenson said that Davis’s performance was solid, but it was clear that right now, Garcia is not an A-level fighter.

Numerous observers now want to see Tank step into the ring with Stevenson. When asked about a possible matchup with Tank, the two-division champion couldn’t hide his enthusiasm.

“I would love that fight. I think that’s the biggest and best fight in the sport of boxing. You got special fighters that come around, right? . . . I think with me and Tank, you have two special fighters who have been special our whole careers, and our whole lives.

When it comes down to it, it’s gonna be the biggest and best fight in boxing. I can’t wait. I feel like I’m a bad motherfucker when it comes to the boxing game.”

A SUPERIOR MATCHUP

It would be a fascinating contest between the two southpaws. Stevenson is one the most skilled boxers going. With a unique sense of anticipation, his defense is top-notch. The 25-year-old also has underrated power and inside fighting ability.

Gervonta Davis is an elite puncher, regardless of weight. The 28-year-old has the ability to end a fight with one shot. He does not get enough credit for his boxing skill and ring IQ because of the TNT he carries in his fists.

The question now becomes: will the fight ever happen? Stevenson said the following when asked that question:

“I’m very confident. Tank is tired of me talking. So, if he’s tired of me talking, he wants to shut me up . . . Let him come and shut me up. Let’s see what he really wants to do.

I think he’s confident in his abilities. I’m very confident in my ability. So, it gotta happen.”

Stevenson understands that Davis has become a cash cow and has the ability to pick and choose whatever fight he wants. But if Tank really wants to show that he is unequivocally the best at 135, he must fight Stevenson. Boxing enthusiasts hope it eventually takes place.

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