23 Facts About Gervonta Davis

1. Gervonta Davis is an American professional boxer.

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2. Gervonta Davis is ranked as the world's best active lightweight by BoxRec, third by ESPN, and Fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and The Ring magazine.

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3. Gervonta Davis is trained by Calvin Ford who was the inspiration for the character Dennis "Cutty" Wise on the hit HBO television series, The Wire.

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4. Gervonta Davis won the 2012 National Golden Gloves Championship, three straight National Silver Gloves Championships from 2006 to 2008, two National Junior Olympics gold medals, two National Police Athletic League Championships, and two Ringside World Championships, among others.

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5. Gervonta Davis was taken the six-round distance for the first time in October 2014 against veteran 28 year old German Meraz.

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6. On February 20, 2015 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Gervonta Davis became the first person to stop Israel Suarez, winning in devastating fashion with a first-round KO.

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7. On September 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Showtime as part of the Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto undercard, Gervonta Davis defeated Recky Dulay in only 94 seconds.

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8. On October 30, 2015 at The Venue at UCF in Orlando, Florida on Bounce TV, Gervonta Davis defeated former featherweight world titleholder Cristobal Cruz.

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9. On December 18, 2015 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Spike TV, Gervonta Davis scored a ninth-round KO over Luis Sanchez.

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10. On June 3, 2016 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida as part of a Premier Boxing Champions card, Gervonta Davis knocked out Mario Antonio Macias with his first punch of the fight, which lasted only 41 seconds.

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11. Gervonta Davis said, "I had a lot of experience [from the amateur ranks], but I learned how to keep my composure.

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12. Gervonta Davis stopped Walsh in the third-round to retain his IBF title.

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13. Gervonta Davis showed up an hour late and came in at 132 pounds, 2 pounds over the weight limit.

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14. Gervonta Davis declined to weigh in after two hours, forcing the IBF to strip him of the title.

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15. Gervonta Davis revealed that Davis would fight a high-level opponent.

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16. In front of 13,964 in attendance, Gervonta Davis knocked out Cuellar in round three.

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17. In November 2018, Gervonta Davis announced that he would defend his WBA title in February 2019 against former three-weight world champion Abner Mares in Southern California.

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18. On July 27, 2019, Gervonta Davis made the second defense of his WBA super featherweight title when he beat Ricardo Nunez by second-round technical knockout in front of a crowd of 12,000 fans in his home city of Baltimore, Maryland.

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19. On December 28, 2019, Gervonta Davis moved up to the lightweight division for the first time, and captured the vacant WBA lightweight title when he defeated former unified featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa by twelfth-round technical knockout.

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20. In round 6, Gervonta Davis caught Santa Cruz with a sharp left uppercut and the Mexican immediately fell to the canvas.

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21. On October 6, 2021, Gervonta Davis announced that he would be facing undefeated former WBA interim lightweight champion Rolando Romero on December 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Showtime PPV.

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22. At the court, Anthony Wheeler, a childhood friend, complained that Gervonta Davis punched him on the side of the head with a "gloved fist".

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23. On September 14, 2018, Gervonta Davis was arrested in Washington, DC According to a police report, he and another man started a fist fight.

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