GERVONTA DAVIS is a tiny tearaway who is big trouble inside and outside the ring.
He is rapidly turning into a mini-monster who seems hell-bent on taking over Mike Tyson’s role as boxing’s “Baddest Man on the Planet.”
Gervonta Davis battered Hector Garcia earlier this month
Davis was arrested in Florida last month and charged with domestic violence
Though 2023 is not yet two weeks old Davis, who is just 5ft 5in tall, is already staking a claim to be a candidate to be named Fighter of the Year – that’s if he isn’t serving a long jail sentence.
Eleven days before he defended his WBA regular world lightweight title last Saturday, Davis was arrested in Florida and, not for the first time, charged with domestic violence spending the night in a prison cell.
A distraught woman, said to be the mother of his daughter, had called police begging for help and screaming: “He’s going to kill me.”
Davis, released on a bail bond and completely unfazed by the experience and the serious disruption to his preparation, battered Hector Garcia so severely he retired on his stool at the end of the eighth round in front of a 19,000 sell-out crowd at Washington DC’s Capital One Arena.
Floyd Mayweather Jr’s protege’s remarkable unbeaten record is now 28-0 with 26 KO’s.
Davis is a ferocious punching pocket-battleship who fires explosive missiles with both hands.
It was obvious he was an exceptional talent to those fortunate to see him destroy Liam Walsh in less than three rounds when he defended his world super-featherweight crown at East London’s Copper Box, six years ago.
Since then, Davis has been arrested on numerous occasions for several offences including aggravated assault.
He is due to appear at Baltimore Circuit Court, on February 16, where he will face 14 counts relating to a hit-and-run offence.
It is alleged he smashed his Lamborghini SUV into another car putting the four occupants in hospital.
If he should be found guilty on all 14 charges he could be sent to prison for seven years.
Not that Davis believes he will be convicted – he has already agreed to meet the equally brilliant unbeaten Ray Garcia this spring – it is said to be in Las Vegas on April 15.
Davis, 28, started boxing as a five-year-old and is a product of Baltimore’s most crime-ridden ghetto.
He appears to be trying to emulate his mentor Mayweather – who has also had problems with law and order – with an ostentatious lifestyle.
Davis with one of his fleet of luxury vehicles
Davis car collection is part of his ostentatious lifestyle
Among Gervonta’s fleet of luxury vehicles – besides the Lamborghini – is a £280,000 Rolls Royce, a Ferrari, a Corvette Stingray, a USSV Rhino GX with inbuilt TV and a Range Rover.
He is tattooed all over his body from the neck down – and he’s most proud of the gorilla face on his chest.
And he never goes out without being adorned with millions of dollars-worth of diamond-encrusted necklaces, rings and designer watches.
Heavyweights Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois, will once again be the dominate force in the next 12 months.
But for purist fans the lightweight division will grab their attention – it’s loaded with outstanding exciting unbeaten talent.
Apart from Davis and Ray Garcia, the undisputed champion is Devin Haney, 29-0, 15 KO’s, and the superb southpaw craftsman Shakur Stevenson, 19-0, 9 KO’s.
If only they can be persuaded to fight each other they would rival the four Kings, Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran who had nine fights between them and captivated millions in the 1980s.
Fury and the rest of the large lumps will get most of the publicity but as a wise man said: “Small men can cut very large shadows.”
Davis is heavily tattooed from the neck down
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Can you train yourself to box?
You can learn how to box. It is easy to find a gym that offers boxing classes in your area and then join one. Most gyms offer free classes, but if you don’t see one nearby, you can always look up local boxing clubs on Google.
Also, you will need equipment such as gloves, mouthpiece, headgear, sparring partners, and headgear. Once you have everything you need, you can practice your kicks and punches.
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Boxing is a sport that improves self confidence and physical fitness. Boxing is a popular sport. It requires speed, strength, agility, stamina and coordination.
Boxing is a great way of getting fit and feeling good about yourself. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll want more.
There are many types of boxing training programs. You can choose to train in a gym or at home. Others require that you go to a health club. Online courses are available that you can access anywhere in the world.
You should ensure that the program you select meets your lifestyle and goals. Exercises that build muscle mass, flexibility, endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and improve overall well-being are the best.
Also, consider whether you prefer an advanced or beginner course. Beginner’s classes usually teach basic techniques, such as sparring, mittwork, shadowboxing, and punching. Advanced programs typically offer a wider variety of exercises and cover more complex movements.
These programs are generally less expensive than $100 and last for eight weeks. They don’t offer any advice on nutrition, weight loss or injury prevention.
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