The potential matchup between Gervonta "Tank" Davis and Shakur Stevenson, according to former welterweight champion Shawn Porter, would be the ideal battle for boxing.
In April, when Davis was competing, he defeated Ryan Garcia in the seventh round of a significant pay-per-view event, earning one of his biggest victories to date. There were almost 1.2 million purchases of the Showtime PPV.
Stevenson also competed in April, defeating Japanese boxer Shuichiro Yoshino in a WBC world title eliminator.
The current undisputed world champion Devin Haney, who may or may not stay in the lightweight division, will face Davis and Stevenson in a required matchup.
If Haney drops to 140, Davis, who currently owns the WBA's "regular" belt, would be promoted to "super" champion status by the governing organisation.
Additionally, Stevenson would face the highest-ranked opponent for the vacant WBC title after Haney's departure. Vasiliy Lomachenko, a fellow fighter in the Top Rank stable, is most likely to face him.
Porter and the most of experts feel that Davis vs. Stevenson will be a future mega-fight.
“When I look at the way both fighters box, I think it’s a match made in heaven,” said Porter on his Porter Way podcast.
“It’s the best fight in boxing to be made and I think it will happen next year. There is a specific recipe required, I believe, to beat Tank, and I honestly believe that Shakur has the gifts, the talent, the athleticism, everything, within that recipe.”