By Adam Baskin: Shakur Stevenson states he’s “all set” to deal with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis next, however it’s up to him due to the fact that he’s at the Floyd Mayweather Jr level with his sky-high appeal, can call the shots and choose & pick who he wishes to fight. Hence, we’ve seen Tank fight successive simple marks in his last 2 contests in Ryan Garcia & Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.
The previous two-division world champ Shakur (20-0, 10 KOs) keeps in mind that Gervonta WON’T even state his name. When inquired about him, he appears to get upset, as if he has a thorn in his behind, recommending that he desires absolutely nothing to do with the skilled 2016 Olympic silver medalist.
It’s apparent to Adam Baskin that Gervonta Davis hesitates of the hazard that Shakur Stevenson presents to him, so he’s going to keep away from him at all expenses due to the fact that he might screw up the advantage that he has entering facilitating cash dealing with lower opposition like Ryan, Rolly, and Isaac Cruz.
The method Tank Davis prevents going over a fight with Shakur Stevenson resembles how Canelo Alvarez won’t discuss battling David Benavidez, a fighter lots of boxing fans think he’s stayed away from for the last 4 years.
Now, we’re seeing the very same avoidance habits from Gervonta when it pertains to the phenom Shakur, that makes it absurd that the Baltimore native is calling himself the ‘Face of Boxing.’
A traditional example of Tank’s avoidance habits is that he won’t point out Shakur’s name. You can argue there’s worry & stress and anxiety included with Gervonta not wishing to deal with a genuine hazard.
“I’d enjoy that fight. I believe that’s the greatest and finest fight in boxing… I’m all set today. But he’s the A-side. He can choose. He’s at the Floyd Mayweather point. He’s got that utilize now, so it’s all approximately him,” stated Shakur Stevenson to TMZ Sport on his desire to fight Gervonta Davis.
“I’m really positive [fight with Gervonta will happen]. Tank is tired of me talking, so shut me up. Yeah, he won’t even state my name today. Tell him to come shut me up. Let’s see what he truly wishes to do. It’s got to occur.
“That’s the greatest fight of all sport. That’s the Super Bowl right there. I’m coming.
“I wish to return in there as quickly as possible. I’m waiting on the May 20th fight. Let’s see how that goes, and after that, we’ll see,” stated Shakur about his waiting to shoot on his next fight till after next month’s clash in between undeniable light-weight champ Devin Haney and Vasily Lomachenko.