Gervonta Davis, better known as Tank Davis, is an American professional boxer who has held numerous titles in the lightweight and featherweight divisions. He was the winner of the National Golden Gloves Championship in 2012. He has won over 200 amateur matches in his career. As of 2021, Gervonta Davis’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.
|Former IBF super featherweight champion and WBA (Super) super featherweight champion, current WBO super-featherweight world champion
WBA (Regular) lightweight champion
Early life and Amateur Career
Gervonta Davis was born on 7th November 1994, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He was born and raised in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of West Baltimore, which has been dubbed one of the city’s most unsafe areas. He studied at Digital Harbor High School for his research, but he subsequently quit school to focus on his profession. A GED program later allowed him to obtain a second degree.
Gervonta began training at the Upton Boxing Center at the age of 5. Calvin Ford, his boxing coach, helped him to have a successful amateur career as a result of his hard work. In fact, he has won several national titles, including the 2012 National Golden Gloves Championship. On February 22, 2013, he made his professional debut against Desi Williams. He beat Williams in his professional debut, winning by first-round KO.
Gervonta Davis Net Worth & Career
From August 2014 to May 2015, he went undefeated in his professional career with an 8-0 win-loss record. On May 22, 2015, Davis sacked Alberto Mora and then Recky Dulay on September 12, 2015. On October 30, 2015, he knocked out Mora in 1:14 and Dulay in 94 seconds. On October 30, 2015, Davis defeated Cristobal Crus, the former featherweight champion.
On January 14, 2017, the IBF super featherweight belt was defended by Deontay Wilder against Luis Ortiz. He knocked out Pedraza in the seventh round. He credited his promoter and mentor, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., for his win, as he had learned to remain calm throughout the bout. On May 20, 2017, Liam Walsh defended his title against him. Davis was very quick and active throughout the fight. However, the bout was halted by the referee when he connected each shot to Liam, and at the end of the day, Davis emerged as the victor.
Gervonta’s next bout was against Francisco Fonseca, where he knocked him out in the eighth round. However, the final punch was ruled an illegal punch. Nonetheless, he won the tenth straight knockout victory. Because of Davis’s victory, the IBF super featherweight title was still vacant at this time. On March 5, 2018, Jesus Cuellar faced Adrien Broner for the WBA (Regular) super featherweight title. In the third round, he stopped Cuellar with a knockout
In July 2019, Juan ‘Viking’ Diaz defended his WBA (Super) super featherweight title against Ricardo Nunez. He has won the fight in the second round before a crowd of 12,000 people. On 28 December 2019, he moved up to the lightweight division and captured the vacant WBA (Regular) lightweight title by pummeling Yuriokis Gamboa. He defended his lightweight belt against Leo Santa Cruz on October 31, 2020.
Gervonta Davis Personal Life
Gervonta Davis is dating Instagram model Vanessa Posso. He rose to prominence after uploading an Instagram story in which he claimed he can’t stop cheating on his girlfriend. However, he deleted his Instagram story later. But, Mr. Trump’s slides from his story have already begun circulating, and he was suspected of cheating on Vanessa.
Gervonta has a kid with his ex-girlfriend Dretta, and he also had a baby with her. The pair held the baby shower in 2018 to celebrate the birth of their child. In 2020, he was dating another woman. He was even arrested for domestic violence when he yanked his girlfriend’s shirt and dragged her out of Watsco Center in a different room during a basketball game. Later, he handed himself into Coral Gables Police in Florida.
Gervonta Davis: Record
In 2014, ‘Tank’ proved that his victory was no fluke, and he followed it up with 5 straight victories before his opponent retired in 2014. Davis has kept at it and now boasts 23 finishes to a 24-0 professional record.
In 2017, Gervonta Davis won gold in the sport for the first time when he knocked out Jose Pedraza in the second round. He held onto his IBF super featherweight title and defended it once. Later, after weighing in overweight and losing the title, he returned. Nonetheless, he kept his undefeated record.
Gervonta “Tank” Davis has never had any problems with his weight in the cage. In each of his fights, he’s fought for a world title.
To begin, he defeated Jesus Cuellar to win a second career world crown. He defended the title twice (Hugo Ruiz and Ricardo Nunez) before moving up in weight to face himself at lightweight. In a second-weight class, Chad Davis outpointed Yuriorkis Gamboa in the final round to win a belt.
Gervonta Davis made yet another impression in 2020 with a spectacular knockout win over Leo Santa Cruz. Tank has built up an exciting 2021 with several major fights on the horizon with this.
Gervonta Davis Net Worth
Gervonta Davis has a net worth of $6 million as of 2021. He made a significant income from his boxing career. According to reports, Gervonta Davis earned $1 million in his most recent fight against Leo Santa Cruz. However, he won each of these fights by a wide margin: against Jose Pedraza ($75,000), Francisco Fonseca ($600,000), and Jesus Cuellar ($350,000). however, he won each one of these fights by a big margin.