Super featherweight/lightweight world champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis is less than two weeks away from his most dangerous fight yet.
Davis will head up to 140-pounds to challenge WBA "regular" junior welterweight champion Mario Barrios on Saturday, June 26th, in the main event of a Showtime pay-per-view card.
In his last fight, back in October of 2020, Davis scored a sensational one-punch knockout of Leo Santa Cruz.
One of the fights often discussed in the boxing circles is a showdown with Davis and unbeaten lightweight Ryan Garcia.
Garcia was in action earlier this year, when he captured the WBC interim-title with a knockout over Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell.
He was scheduled to fight again in July, but the fight was postponed when Garcia indicated that he was dealing with mental health issues.
According to Davis, there were some talks for a Garcia showdown - but Garcia tried to present himself as the A-side of the equation.
"He’s somebody who thinks he runs something and he don’t run nothing, that’s basically what it was. He thinks he runs the show and we showed him he doesn’t run nothing, even on his side," Davis said to the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer.
Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) believes that he's not getting enough respect from the experts. But, he feels that his next few performances are going to impress a lot of the critics and encourage them to regard him as a pound for pound fighter.
"It’s going to be a time where they wake up, they woke but they’re not actually saying it but they definitely woke! There’s some haters out there but eventually they’ll have to get on the bandwagon."