Here we meet one very young, successful and rich American boxer who had wоn ѕuреr fеаthеrwеіght сhаmріоnѕhір, not once but two times.
In the previous year, he got the WВА ѕuреr title, and he gоt ІВF title іn thе уеаr 2017.
He was also rаnkеd bу thе Rіng Маgаzіnеаѕ wоrld’ ѕ ѕесоnd bеѕt ѕuреr fеаthеrwеіght bохеr.
During his career, he has played аgаіnѕt vаrіоuѕ fаmоuѕ bохеrѕ іn thе wоrld, аnd hе hаѕ bееn аblе tо wіn mаnу оf thе сhаmріоnѕhірѕ іn hіѕ саrееr.
His nickname is “Таnk” – the name that he gets from a former trainer who said it about how Davis’ large head looked on his body.
Gervonta was just seven years old when he started training box in his local
Calvin Ford trained Upton Boxing Center and his.
In a short clip about “the Upton Gym,” Gervonta said that boxing gave him direction and that before he did not have any goals.
This is really interesting to mention since Calvin served as an inspiration for the T.V. show “The Wire” Dennis “Cutty” Wise.
This T.V. show speaks of the drug fuss in Baltimore within the eyes of law enforcers as well as the narcotic dealers and users also.
His coach once said that Davis was the thing that needed him in the time they started working together – Ford said that he saved him and kept him out of trouble.
When he was 10, he won his first USA Boxing Junior Olympic Tournament, also known as “the Silver Gloves”.
Gervonta had very successful early career in a sense that as an amateur boxer he had won many national championships – among them are National Golden Gloves Championship that he won in 2012.
Then from 2006-2008 Gervonta won three consecutive National Silver Gloves Championships two National Police Athletic League Championships, and two National Junior Olympics gold medals, and also two Ringside World Championships.
Gervonta has finished his amateur boxing career with an amazing record of 206 win–15 losses.
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., and he grew up in the Sandtown-Winchester neighbourhood in West Baltimore – this is one of the most problematic areas of this city.
His parents were both drug users, and both have spent some time in jail, and Davis was taken away from them along with his two brothers.
He went from home to home, sometimes he found his home in a foster care, and sometimes with relatives – and as Davis said in one interview, the only thing was his couch.
Ford also spoke about Davis and have said that he felt an instant connection with the boy. He said that thing that separated Davis from all other kids was his talent (of course) and his ability to listen.
He went to “Digital Harbor High School”, but he left the school because he was focusing on his career instead.
Later in life, he has received his secondary degree within a GED program.
When Davis spoke about his early boxing career, he has said that he was always problematic and punished, but when he travelled and was boxing, he was doing something good and gained attention for that.
He had his professional boxing debut in 2013, in December. He fought Desi Williams.
The match was held at the D.C. Armory in Washington – Davis won the bout via 1st round knockout.
By the next year, Davis had recorded eight wins and no losses, with all wins coming inside the distance.
In next few years, he has defeated Guillermo Avila, Alberto Mora, Mario Antonio Macias, Cristobal Cruz and many others. He seemed like he was unstoppable.
In November 2016, it was declared that Davis would challenge for the IBF junior lightweight title against undefeated José Pedraza at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Showtime.
Preceding to the fight being proclaimed, Mayweather promotions matchmakers tried to make a deal for Davis to fight titleholder, Jason Sosa – Davis defeated Pedraza in a seventh-round knockout to win the IBF junior lightweight title. Davis received just $75,000 from this fight.
After this win, he had said that he had examined the early career of his promoter and guide, Floyd Mayweather Jr., in order to stay composed.
Davis said that Mayweather taught him to stay calm.
Mayweather said that Davis was the future of boxing.
Somewhere at the beginning of May in 2017, Davis stated that he would go to London for his first title defence – it was the announcement by the promoter Frank Warren. This fight was called ‘Show me the Money’.
Davis struggled with his weight – but eventually met the limit of 130 pounds on his third attempt.
Davis finished Walsh in the third-round to retain his IBF title.
This match was streamed on Showtime attracting 228,000 viewers.
The news that stopped the world of boxing came in July 2017 where it was announced that Davis would highlight in the co-main event of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Conor McGregor in Paradise, Nevada.
He was announced to fought Román’ Rocky’ Martínez.
Davis appeared up an hour late and came in at 132 pounds, 2 pounds over the weight limit, and he refused to weigh in after two hours, forcing the IBF to strip him of the title.
The next problem came to Davis when after a match he mocked Fonseca.
Davis won scoring his 10th straight knockout victory. Davis earned $600,000.
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions on November 15, 2017, stated that Davis would be making his return in the first quarter of 2018 alongside Badou Jack and that he will fight a high-level opponent.
It was also said that he would remain at super featherweight and likely challenge for a world title in 2018.
In front of 13,964 observers, Davis beat out Cuellar in round 3 – both boxers earned $350,000.
Davis announced in November 2018 that he would defend his WBA title in February 2019 against former three-weight world champion Abner Mares in Southern California. Mayweather first teased the match via Social Media in August 2018.
It was said that Mares had no real chance against Davis.
Mares and Davis finally did not fight on the listed date; instead, Davis met challenger named Hugo Ruiz. Davis knocked Hugo out in the first round after breaking his nose.
Boxer Gervonta Davis is now with a girlfriend Ari Fletcher, and some reports are that they are expecting a baby.
Previously he was linked with Dretta Starr- the two share a daughter Gervanni Davis.
In the time of his daughters birth, he found out that his mother was clean from drugs and that all of this changed him in many ways.
Davis said that even now when he trains he is not mad and angry and he thinks of all things that make him to the top – he said that he is not in that place of mind now. He says that he is happy to have a kid who is taking good vibrations from him.
In September of 2017, Davis was accused of first-degree aggravated assault and was about to be arrested.
The alleged event took place on August 1 of the same that year – he was supposed to appear in court on October 19.
The charge was later changed to second-degree misconduct assault, which carries the highest possible penalty of 10 years or a penalty of $2,500 or both.
It was all about a fight with his childhood friend Anthony Wheeler who have said that Davis punched him and that he was diagnosed with a concussion. The incident occurred at the Upton Boxing Center in West Baltimore.
But, Wheeler dropped his charges and that two remained friends.
Davis got into one more trouble when on September 14, 2018, Davis was arrested in Washington D.C. – he started a fistfight allegedly.
The information that came to the public is that after a long time, Davis and his father Garrin Davis connected and that the son helped his father.
Father said that when Davis started making money and gaining success, it was inspirational for him – Garrin Davis said that he has been clean and that he wanted to make his son proud.
Davis has numerous tattoos on his body, and the most prominent is, the one that is located on his neck.
It could be said that Davis made his big break when he connected himself with Mayweather, who has a lot of experience in boxing and everything that follows it, and has been fighting for more than 20 years, and who holds numerous records.
He is active on Instagram and another social network, and when he is described, it is said that he had all that it takes to ruin his life, but he somehow did the opposite. He has more than 2 million dollars on his bank account – Davis likes to show his bling via social networks. He likes flashy jewellery and often times the show in the ring wearing flashy outfits.
Floyd Mayweather is his promoter, and he is the one that makes all the big deals for young Davis, we are talking about the big-money fights.
The online public can see how rigours his sparing are, often described as insane and impossible.
Some boxing specialists say that, in fact, Davis fights like a smaller, left-handed Mike Tyson because of his wicked, dance-free style of fighting.
It is said that on average, his matches last fight lasts three rounds.
Davis lives in a new home – in a suburb of Las Vegas; he trains with all boxers all over the world, but he did not forget his old neighbourhood and his couch Calvin Ford.
Davis said on numerous occasions that Calvin was a father figure to him and that he helped him deal with anger that he had. He learned to focus on the main goal of his life.
He is motivated to be the best, since he has his own child, and he wants to motivate others who are around him in any way.
Full name: Gervonta Davis
Date of birth: November 7, 1994
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Age: 25 years
Profession: professional boxer
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 126 pounds – 59 kg
Net Worth: 2, 5 million dollars