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4 Greatest Opponents for Gervonta Davis After Win vs. Frank Martin

4 Best Opponents for Gervonta Davis After Win vs. Frank Martin 0 of 4 Steve Marcus/Getty Images To others, not so much. Regardless, there’s little debate that Gervonta Davis is a big deal. The WBA’s champion at 135 pounds added another log to his pay-per-view fire on Saturday night with an eighth-round knockout of previously

4 Greatest Opponents for Gervonta Davis After Win vs. Frank Martin

4 Greatest Opponents for Gervonta Davis After Win vs. Frank Martin

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    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 14: WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis waits to pose with Frank Martin during an official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 14, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Davis is scheduled to defend his title against Martin at the arena on June 15, 2024. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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    To others, not a lot.

    Regardless, there’s little debate that Gervonta Davis is an enormous deal.

    The WBA’s champion at 135 kilos added one other log to his pay-per-view fireplace on Saturday night time with an eighth-round knockout of beforehand unbeaten contender Frank Martin in his first look atop an Amazon Prime Video present from the MGM Grand Backyard in Las Vegas.

    It was the thirtieth victory in as many fights for the 29-year-old Davis, who defended for the fifth time in a light-weight reign stretching again to 2019.

    He is received titles at 126, 130 and 140 kilos at one level or one other, too, which retains a number of choices open going ahead in relation to doable choices for his subsequent look. The B/R fight group seized on that narrative to compile a listing of prospects for the “Tank” going ahead and we invite you to check out what we got here up with and drop a remark.

Who It In all probability Will Be: Isaac Cruz

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    US boxer Gervonta Davis (L) fights Mexican boxer Isaac Cruz during their WBA Lightweight Championship bout at the Staples center in Los Angeles, California on December 5, 2021. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP) (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)

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    The primary struggle was good, so why not do it twice?

    That’d be a welcome end result for the long run if it means one other struggle between Davis and Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz, who turned the primary man to go 12 full rounds with the “Tank” as a late substitute for Rolando Romero atop a Showtime pay-per-view present in December 2021.

    Davis received seven rounds on two scorecards and eight on one other to seize a slim unanimous determination within the bout, which prompted calls—significantly from Cruz’s group—for a rematch, a prospect that is gained traction now that Cruz has picked up a belt of his personal (the WBA’s title at 140 kilos) with a KO of Romero three months in the past in Las Vegas.

    Davis fought Saturday. Cruz has a protection set for August.

    Then, if Cruz will get his manner, the vacation season turns into struggle season.

    “December is ideal,” his supervisor, Sean Gibbons, told Boxing Scene. “We’re not chasing Tank now that we have now the belt, however all over the place we go, everybody needs to know once we’re preventing Gervonta Davis. He’ll struggle. Then Pitbull will struggle. And we’ll be prepared.”

Who We Want It Would Be: Shakur Stevenson

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    ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 23:  Shakur Stevenson celebrates his technical knockout over Jamel Herring in their lightweight fight at State Farm Arena on October 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Getty Images)

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    It is a simple struggle to want for.

    Davis and Shakur Stevenson share area atop the light-weight mountain with their respective claims to the WBA and WBC title belts, and so they’re additionally continuously inside a spot or two of each other on most revered pound-for-pound lists, together with B/R’s rundown for June.

    They’re each unbeaten and of their 20s, too, which makes it an excellent struggle within the making.

    However, as a result of boxing is nicely, boxing…it isn’t such a assure.

    Davis is aligned with Al Haymon and the Premier Boxing Champions equipment whereas Stevenson is promoted by Bob Arum and Prime Rank, which makes the prospect of them assembly any time quickly about as seemingly as a snowstorm on South Seashore.

    That does not cease media varieties from clamoring for it. Nor does it preserve both fighter from suggesting the opposite is at or close to the highest of his hit record.

    “Belief me, Shakur goes to get that work,” Leonard Ellerbe, who serves as an advisor to Davis, told Boxing Scene. “He is asking for it, and he will get it. It ain’t what he thinks it’s. I can not look ahead to it to occur.”

Who It May Be: Gary Antuanne Russell

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    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - JULY 29: Gary Antuanne Russell at a weigh-in before a super lightweight boxing match against Rances Barthelemy at Barclays Center on July 29, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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    So, like we mentioned, boxing is boxing.

    Which on this case means the more than likely prevalence now that Davis has crushed Martin, who’s additionally a PBC-aligned fighter, is that he as soon as once more stays within the household and strikes ahead in opposition to one other beforehand unbeaten PBC teammate, Gary Antuanne Russell, in his subsequent time round.

    Russell, the youngest of a household of boxing brothers, chased his 18th straight win on Saturday’s undercard however dropped a break up determination to Alberto Puello that value him the WBC’s doubtful “interim” title belt one weight class up from Davis at 140 kilos.

    Beforehand, his largest victories got here in opposition to ex-champions Viktor Postol (TKO 10) and Rances Barthelemy (TKO 6) in February and July of 2022.

    He is spent all of his seven-year profession between 136.5 and 139.5 kilos whereas scoring KOs in all of his wins, however insists he may get to 135 if supplied a Davis struggle.

    “It might be Tank. Who would not wish to see that,” Russell told The Boxing Voice.

    “Me and Tank, that is fireworks. That is fireworks. I am not laying down for no one. My dedication is simply totally different from everyone else.”

What Would Break the Web: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: Gervonta Davis (L) and Floyd Mayweather celebrate after Davis' unanimous decision win against Isaac Cruz after their WBA World Lightweight Championship title bout at Staples Center on December 05, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

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    That is why we have now the web anyway, proper?

    So followers and fighters and author varieties can have interaction in device-to-device beefs and make wild ideas about fantastical fights that might by no means exist with out digital context.

    Women and gents, we offer you Davis and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    The 2 males started with a father/son or mentor/mentee relationship, to the purpose the place Davis was the prime property in Mayweather’s enterprise portfolio as he made the full-time transition from preventing to selling after retiring from the ring in 2015.

    Their union led to 2021 and shortly devolved right into a flurry of insults and different snipes, shifting to social media in the course of the Martin struggle week when Davis warned potential purchasers in opposition to signing with Mayweather’s firm.

    “In case you signal with this fraud..he’ll fu** up ya profession,” Davis posted on Instagram. “He is not an excellent businessman in any respect.”

    That led Mayweather to post a Davis-Martin struggle poster with a suggestion the occasion was canceled, and Davis smiled whereas together with Mayweather on a listing of doable foes throughout an interview with Marca.com, saying “September, November” and indicating that Mayweather, now 47 years outdated, could be the hardest opponent of the group.

    “He feels I am at this level the place I will go him,” Davis mentioned. “And I am doing it at a younger age.”

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