Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, the renowned American professional boxer, recently caused a stir with his comments regarding his superior skill set compared to former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson. Davis, who is currently gearing up for his highly anticipated showdown with Ryan Garcia on April 22, broadcast live on DAZN and DAZN PPV, has repeatedly asserted that he possesses more skills than Tyson, despite both boxers being well-known for their formidable knockout power.
During an interview with Showtime, Davis sought to clarify his earlier remarks, explaining the rationale behind his comparison with Tyson. He stated that he considers himself to be a boxer-puncher, and that he stands by his assertion that he is more skilled than Tyson, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
Davis further elaborated on his perspective, noting that smaller weight classes generally produce boxers with more refined skills than their heavyweight counterparts. He emphasized that he was not attempting to belittle Tyson, but rather was making an objective observation based on his own experience in the sport.
Davis’ comments have sparked a lively debate within the boxing community, with some agreeing with his assessment while others vehemently disagree. Nonetheless, there is no denying that Davis is widely recognized as one of the most talented boxers of his generation, with an impressive track record of 24 wins, 23 of which have come by way of knockout. With his upcoming bout against Garcia set to be one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the year, it remains to be seen whether Davis will be able to prove his detractors wrong and demonstrate the full extent of his skill and power in the ring.