top of page

Haney wants to take on Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in December

Haney (28-0, 15 KOs), the undisputed lightweight champion, then stated his desire to face Tank (27-0, 25 KOs), however it is unknown if Tank will accept the challenge. Tank's Wednesday’s remarks about Haney trying to imitate him appears to have served as the impetus for the native of Northern California to unleash his war dogs.

After Tank was called out, Haney ripped into him for being 27 years old, having the Mickey Mouse title (the WBA secondary lightweight belt), and Jose Pedraza being the only authentic name he has beaten in his 9 year career in boxing. Tank replied that he was paid five times as much as Haney and that he was being treated as though he had all the power rather than the other way around. Tank alleged that Haney was trying to imitate him once more.

It is true that Tank has been fighting far too many inferior opponents recently, therefore it is evident that he needs to significantly up the caliber of opposition he confronts. Compared to the opponents the 27-year-old Tank has come up against, Haney would be a vast improvement.

Tank should face Haney before he relinquishes his four 135-pound titles and advances to the 140-pound division. Haney's time at 135 pounds is certainly numbered, and moving up to light welterweight might make matters worse. Although Tank had competed at 140 pounds and won a world championship there, his promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn't too keen on the notion of him fighting Ryan Garcia at that weight.

Haney, who just defeated George Kambosos to claim the title of "undisputed champion," will shortly travel to Australia for a rematch with Kambosos, which he is generally anticipated to win. As previously mentioned, Davis last competed in May, stopping Rolando Romero in the sixth round of a thrilling contest. It is uncertain whether these two top fighters in the division will engage in a bout anytime soon. Do you see a matchup between Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis materialize in the near future? Let us know your thoughts in the comment.


bottom of page