Tank Davis and Abner Mares are serious about meeting in the ring!
Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed he’s still boxing biggest news attraction yesterday, despite being retired. Via social media, he hinted of a fight between WBA Super-Featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (20-0, 19 KOs) vs Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs).
This lit social media on fire with the idea of this high-action and fan-friendly bout being possible.
It would also mean Mares will be moving up in weight; in the process, looking to capture a title in his fourth weight division.
Mares has held multiple world championships in three weight classes.
His two fights with WBA Super Featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz still resonates with fans in a positive way.
The 32 year-old Mexican-American fighter’s resume throughout his career is impressive with victories over some of the top names in boxing.
Mares has made it very clear this is a fight he wants.
Davis is a two-time world featherweight champion who has knocked out almost everyone he’s faced. He currently boasts a ninety-five percent knockout ratio.
The 23 year-old Baltimore native has been in big fights. An amazing 2017 saw him defeat three undefeated fighters in a row.
After losing his belt on the scale against Francisco Fonseca, he made some changes to his camp by leaving longtime trainer Calvin Ford and moving to Florida.
He now trains with Kevin Cunningham, who is known for his no nonsense attitude. In addition, he changed the careers of both Corey Spinks and Devon Alexander.
Davis has also made it clear he isn’t going to shy away from the challenge.
If this fight happens it will without a doubt be a must-see event!
3kingsboxing will continue to follow this story as more information develops.
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland