Gervonta Davis: The New Face of Boxing?
In the world of boxing, being recognized as the top pound-for-pound fighter is a coveted title that countless fighters aspire to attain. However, there is another mythical title that many fighters yearn for - being the needle mover, the ticket seller, and the star among stars. And according to Gervonta Davis, he is the man who currently holds this title.
Despite the likes of Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Canelo Alvarez being viewed as the top dogs in the sport, Davis firmly believes that he has usurped them all as the face of boxing. His claims may be audacious, but they may also have some merit behind them.
Davis has consistently packed out arenas across the globe and has shown to be a draw in the pay-per-view market, regardless of who he faces. In his most recent fight against Hector Luis Garcia, Davis generated roughly 220k pay-per-view buys. However, that number is expected to increase tenfold when Davis takes on fellow unbeaten and widely popular star, Ryan Garcia, on April 22nd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As his mega-clash with Garcia draws near, Davis has taken notice of his surroundings in the boxing landscape. While he acknowledges that there are many talented fighters with growing followings, he firmly believes that they are merely playing follow the leader, and that he is the one leading the charge.
Davis has also realized that history repeats itself, and that he is merely following in the footsteps of the greats who came before him, such as Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya. He believes that he possesses that intangible quality that cannot be taught, and that many fighters are trying to emulate him in the same way that others tried to emulate Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson in their prime.
Whether or not Davis is truly the face of boxing remains to be seen. However, his unwavering confidence and impressive track record suggest that he may be onto something. As he prepares to take on Ryan Garcia in what promises to be a blockbuster event, all eyes will be on Gervonta Davis to see if he can back up his claims and cement his place in boxing history as one of the all-time greats.