Unlike most fighters who have found comfort in one particular weight class, Gervonta Davis is seemingly at home no matter where he fights.
Initially, after stopping Jose Pedraza dead in his tracks in 2017 to claim the IBF super featherweight title, Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) has gone on to handle business at 135 pounds. But, on a whim, Davis made the bold move to 140 pounds in 2021, serving up a knockout victory against Mario Barrios while relieving him of his WBA "Regular" super lightweight title.
Since then, however, the dangerous knockout puncher from Baltimore, Maryland, has staked his flag in the ground at 135 pounds. Still, even with Davis showing little to no interest in moving back up in weight, that hasn’t stopped Regis Prograis from perpetually calling him out.
By and large, Davis has ignored the newly minted WBC champion. But, at least from the viewpoint of Adrien Broner, if Davis were to return to his old stomping grounds of 140 pounds, he’d unequivocally place his money on Davis.
“I think he’ll beat Regis,” said Broner to BoxingScene.com.
After scratching, clawing, and battling his way back up the ranks, Prograis was awarded a title shot at the vacant WBC crown against Jose Zepeda.
Ultimately, Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) took out years of frustration on the veteran contender. With his championship status returning, Prograis is ostensibly attempting to get his hands on the likes of Jose Ramirez and Teofimo Lopez. Davis though, has Ryan Garcia in his sights. Should the 28-year-old take care of business and violently end their rivalry, Prograis is hoping that he’ll eventually get the call.
Broner, nevertheless, warns Prograis to be careful what he wishes for as he broke down exactly why Davis would be a matchup nightmare for him.
“His talent, I know Regis will probably be a little bigger. He’ll be able to sustain the punches a little more than the other guys but I think Tank will get by him.”
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