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Mike Tyson believes Gervonta Davis is a 'boxing legend in the making'


Mike Tyson heaped praise on Gervonta Davis in an interview as he prepares to fight Ryan Garcia. The former world heavyweight champion believes the American fighter has the makings of a boxing legend.


"Tank is a great fighter. He'll be a legend too if he keeps fighting," Tyson said of Davis, speaking to TMZ. "He's probably the best fighter out there right now."


Some equate the two fighters, while others believe they have nothing in common in the ring. Gervonta Davis is now seeking to set a date for his title defense against Ryan Garcia in 2023.

For that match-up, Tyson has stated unequivocally that his favorite is Gervonta, an opinion also shared by Eddie Hearn earlier this week.


"I give Ryan Garcia a chance in this fight, no question," Hearn told DAZN Boxing Show.

"But if you ask me who wins, I say Tank Davis. "I worry about Ryan. He's overcome his mental health battle, but we know he's emotionally a little fragile.


"So, in that sense, in a close fight, I always give the advantage to the person who I know psychologically is in a better position. And that's Gervonta Davis."


Who do you think wins the mega fight between Ryan Garcia and Tank Davis?

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