Three division boxing world champion Gervonta Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) has made an official announcement that he will be coming back inside the squared circle in October later this year.
The American pugilist, who currently holds the WBA (Super) super featherweight, WBA (Regular) lightweight and WBA (Regular) super lightweight titles, is fresh off of his 11th round TKO victory over former WBA super lightweight titlist Mario Barrios on 26th June at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Oct, I’m back”, Davis posted on Twitter on Tuesday.
Who could be Gervonta Davis’ opponent in October?
Although he assured to have his second fight this year, “Tank” has not really given any hint on who he will be facing and there is hardly any confirmed lead on the same.
Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions had expressed his desire to see Davis lock horns against WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia, although the CEO clarified that he has no say regarding who Tank should be facing next.
During the Barrios fight, while Davis overcame a significant height and reach disadvantage, he was still the favourite to win the match. However, “El Azteca” proved to be a tougher opponent for Davis as he kept returning most of the jabs as well as survived a double knockdown in the eighth round.
Some critics believe that Floyd Mayweather will be keeping Davis away from the big names at 130, 135 and 140 at the moment, as his performance over Barrios would not be satiating enough to say that he can keep his unbeaten run going when going up against the elites of the three said divisions.
On one hand, the lightweight division currently has Teofimo Lopez as the unified champion and Devin Haney as the WBC titleholder, along with Garcia’s interim status. Josh Taylor remains undisputed at 140, while Óscar Valdez and Jamel Herring hold the WBC and WBO belts at 130 respectively with an IBF title remaining vacant.