Gervonta Davis is a three-weight world champion and was last seen when stopping Ryan Garcia in April 2023.
Davis doesn’t have his next opponent lined up as yet, but is likely to return to the ring at some point in the early stages of 2024.
|November 7, 1994
|67 1⁄2 inches
|29-0 (27 KOs)
Davis holds a perfect 29-0 record and 27 of his victories have come inside the distance.
The Baltimore native made his professional debut as an 18-year-old in 2013 on the undercard of the IBF junior welterweight fight between Lamont Peterson and Kendall Holt, stopping Desi Williams inside the first round at the D.C. Armory in Washington.
Davis won his first four fights inside the first two rounds and started his career with eight straight stoppages before being taken the distance in a six-round contest with Mexican German Meraz.
The southpaw enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2015 as he fought on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto, stopping Recky Dulay after just 94 seconds.
The following month, Davis outlined his credentials as a potential future world champion with a third-round TKO win over former featherweight world champion Cristobal Cruz.
In 2016, Davis produced a stunning win over Mario Antonio Macias as he stopped the former world title challenger with his first punch of the fight after just 41 seconds.
Davis would fight for a world title for the first time in his next bout as challenged for the IBF super featherweight title against José Pedraza, who had a 22-0 record.
He would win that title via a seventh round KO and was ahead on all three of the judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage. Speaking after the win, promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr labelled Davis as the future of boxing.
Davis made the first defense of his title against Liam Walsh and travelled to London for the bout, his first fight outside of the US, claiming a stoppage in the third round in what was a one-sided affair.
It took three attempts for Davis to make the weight against Walsh and, in what was supposed to be his second defense of the IBF belt, he was forced to vacate prior to his clash with Francisco Fonseca after missing the weight.
He won via an eighth round TKO, and then challenged for the then vacant WBA super featherweight title against Jesús Cuellar - winning that bout in the third round.
He defended that super featherweight belt twice before moving up to lightweight, with Davis becoming a two-weight world champion as he stopped former unified featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa by technical knockout in the 12th round - marking the first time in his career he had been taken beyond nine rounds.
In his next fight in 2020, Davis recorded the most impressive victory of his career to date as he stopped four-weight world champion Leo Santa Cruz in the sixth round.
The bout had been extremely close up until that point as Santa Cruz had landed more punches, but Davis was marginally ahead on the judges’ scorecards due to greater accuracy.
Davis’ stoppage of Santa Cruz won The Ring Magazine Knockout of The Year award.
In June 2021, Davis made the move up to super lightweight and claimed a title in a third weight class with an 11th round stoppage of the undefeated Mario Barrios, winning via TKO.
'Tank' returned to lightweight and so far his bout with Barrios is his only outing at the 140-lb mark. He was taken the full distance by Isaac Cruz, but won via unanimous decision, before claiming a pair of stoppage wins over Rolando Romero and Hector Garcia.
Davis agreed to a huge catchweight showdown with Ryan Garcia and the pair met in April of 2023. Davis won via seventh round TKO as Garcia was unable to recover from a brutal body shot.
Earlier in the fight Davis had knocked Garcia down in round two and he was ahead on all of the scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
Davis is yet to confirm who he will fight next but he did say he expected to make a return in early 2024 in September.
There are plenty of options out there, however, and at 135 he could face a rematch with Cruz, while William Zepeda, Frank Martin and Vasiliy Lomachenko are all options.
If Davis decides to move up to 140 again, newly-crowned WBC champion Devin Haney would be an obvious target, as the pair do appear to be on a collision course for a mega fight at some point in the next 24 months.
Davis beat Ryan Garcia on April 22, 2023. Davis won via KO in the seventh round.
Davis was born on November 7, 1994, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is 29-years-old.
Davis is 5'5" and fights primarily in the lightweight division. He has a 67-and-a-half-inch reach.
Davis’ net worth is estimated to be around $10million, his career earnings are estimated to be somewhere in the region of $45 million.