While he's enjoying his time underneath the pugilistic spotlight, Gervonta Davis has always been aware that his time as a professional boxer would be transient.
First things first, however, before Davis officially rides off into the sunset, he has quite a few goals to check off his to-do list. On January 7th, at the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C., Davis will square off against Hector Luis Garcia. If everything goes according to plan, the 28-year-old will then move into a showdown against Ryan Garcia.
Nevertheless, victories against the Garcia's wouldn't represent the end all be all for Davis. More than anything, the Baltimore native is motivated to prove that his fellow contemporaries such as Devin Haney and Shakur Stevenson, simply aren't on his level. Should Davis secure wins over those aforementioned names, he reveals that his boxing Hitlist will be complete.
"I ain't gonna lie, I ain't really trying to be in this too much longer," said Davis on Morning Kombat. "Once I get them guys out of here, I'm gone."
Recently, both Stevenson and Haney have engaged Davis in a curse-filled war of words. Although the pair have ultimately dared Davis to put his money where his mouth is and face them in the ring, the current secondary titlist at 135-pounds has preached patience.
In addition to wanting the scalps of his peers, there's a more sentimental feeling behind Davis' need to hang up his gloves rather quickly. Although the soft-spoken star believes he's still at the top of his game, he's well aware that the retirement light at the end of his tunnel is far closer at this point than in years past. With the next generation of stars making their way up the ranks, Davis would much rather spend his time offering them guidance and a helping hand.
"I wanna just help people that's coming behind me, the future."
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