Promoter Compares Davis To Tyson
Gervonta Davis is aiming to win a second world title in as many weight classes in two weeks when he faces top challenger Yuriokis Gamboa for the vacant WBA world lightweight title.
Davis enters the ring for the third time in 2019 on December 28th, walking through Hugo Ruiz and Ricardo Nunez in a total of three rounds following a stretch of inactivity for the 25-year-old Maryland native.
“I think he will be much stronger at 35,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told Boxing Scene. “I think he is at a point where he can make 35 and he can still make 30. Tank is in the driver’s seat with anything that he is doing. Each and every one of his fights are events. It kind of reminds me of back in the late 80’s – Mike Tyson – where you just line the guys up and it doesn’t matter who he fought. Again, Tank is of the mindset that he wants to fight the top guys out there and I think all that happens.”
“Tank is one of the biggest stars in the entire sport right now. We are looking to make the biggest events humanly possible. Everywhere he goes he sells the joints out. He packs the arena. What Tank brings to the table is the same thing that Deontay Wilder brings and that is excitement. The fans want to see guys get knocked out. They can appreciate that everybody can’t knock everybody out but guys like him and Deontay Wilder that is what they do and what the fans want to see.”
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