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Gervonta Davis Is a Boxing Star, and It’s Time All Sports Fans See It


Fans should have been watching Gervonta “Tank” Davis all along.

When he finished off Jose Pedraza in the 7th round of their title fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn to claim the IBF World Super Feather Title in 2017, fans should have paid attention.

When he destroyed Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar a year later back in Brooklyn to win the WBA Super Featherweight title, seemingly inflicting punishment on Cuellar for having his IBF title belt stripped after failing to make weight in his fight against Francisco Fonseca, fans should have paid attention.

And when he put Leo Santa Cruz into hibernation, fans should have paid attention.

We’re not talking about boxing fans.

No, we’re referring to all sports fans because in Tank Davis we’re witnessing the ascension of a boxing star.

I attended Davis’ fight against Cuellar and the fan support he received took me off guard. I had no idea how much love they had for Davis and how many were willing to travel up from Baltimore to support him.

But NYers always recognize and appreciate real game, and Tank has plenty of it.

This Sunday, fans will have the opportunity to see Gervonta Davis in action again when he takes on Isaac Cruz in a PPV bout for Davis’ lightweight title.

It promises to be a hard-hitting affair, which suits Tank just fine.

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