Davis Gives Back For Baltimore Homecoming
On Saturday July 27th, Gervonta Davis brings his super featherweight championship to his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland to defend against mandatory opponent Ricardo Nunez.
Last week, Davis would give back to his community, donating 100 tickets to the Baltimore based WIN (What I Need) organization, who “support and strengthen youth, families, organizations and communities through the creation of innovative services, products and initiatives.”
Prior to donating the tickets, Davis would address the press Upton Boxing Center in Baltimore Maryland:
“My brothers helped me get prepared for this and I prepared them, mentally and physically. We are all ready to put on a show July 27th,” Davis said last Thursday.
“To be honest, it’s not just about this fight. It’s about maturing as a fighter. I am 24 years old now, I will be 25 in November,” saying of his first world title defense in his hometown. “I have a daughter who turns 1 the 20th. I have matured not only as a man but as a fighter as well. Coming back home has humbled me a lot. I am just so ready.
“Being the face of boxing is a fight away. I am just young. You have to win and you have to look good. We all know that when I am in there, I am exciting.
“When I am fighting July 27, it’s not just me. We have 10 people on the card,” talking about the rest of the fights on the Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast from the Royal Farms Arena. “It was never about me. I was always the guy that wanted to help the people around me. When you’re here at the top alone, who’s going to push you? You have to always push yourself. When you have people like Richardson, he’s hungry and I need the young guys under me to keep pushing me, because I am pushing them.
“It feels good. It’s not about everybody coming to see me. I want to be able to bring out a good crowd with positive energy. I want to make it feel like we are all a part of the dream. You aren’t coming to watch just one or two fighters. I want it to be like a family reunion.”
Looking at the rest of the division, Davis eyes unification, especially against IBF champion, Tevin Farmer.
“I would like to fight Tevin Farmer,” Davis told the press. “I had the IBF before he fought for it when it was vacant. I think he didn’t really earn it. I want to be able to put up both of our belts and may the best man win.
“There’s no pressure on me and even if there is pressure, it’s good pressure. I am around family and love and my brothers. I want all of my brothers with me. I am not fighting alone. We are all fighting together. I will be there with them. It’s all love. We are spreading love.”