EPISODE: Episode 42
Gervonta Davis | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
On this episode we continue to explore upcoming boxers from around the world, such as undefeated Gervonta “Tank” Davis – a four-time world champion, and in two weight classes, having held the WBA lightweight title since 2019, and the WBA super featherweight title – on Talkin’ Fight Monday to Friday on YouTube or LIVE at talkinfight.com/live Weekday’s at 7pm EST (6:30 on Fridays) #boxinghistory @The World of Boxing! @Gervonta Davis
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Hello talking fight fans around the world.
Thank you for joining us.
Welcome to another episode of neil the deal featuring neil the deal himself and we’re going around the world trying to discover the best boxers and right now we’re focused on the americas and, i believe, you’ve found as a gem tonight.
Giovanta davis, i’m not mistaken right.
That is correct ram good evening.
Yes, we are going to be talking about your vontae davis tonight.
Yes, awesome good evening, guys nice to see you again thanks for coming out, really appreciate everything and uh hey it’s just guys.
Graham things are just getting crazier and crazier by the day, so thank you very much, absolutely great thanks for the likes the shares all the subscriptions and the comments have been fantastic.
So thanks again guys so yeah we’re going to continue tonight with the uh with the up and coming future prospects, or that are the guys right now that i feel our prospects moving forward in the future that are going to make the biggest uh biggest dent.
In the boxing uh boxing community over the next few years, so all the guys that we’ve uh talked about in the last few days, graham the four guys that we talked about they’re all.
You know right at the top of their game, young guys and uh.
This guy is no exception: uh javonte davis.
All right – i don’t know if you guys know anything about this individual but uh.
I was watching some of his fights again today and man.
This guy again has the he’s the whole package, like he’s, really the real deal.
Guy uh he’s he’s knocked out.
Everybody, graham everybody he’s faced, he’s knocked out pretty much and uh in spectacular fashion, so anytime, you’re gon na watch this davis uh mr davis fight you’re gon na you’re gon na be in for a real treat because he doesn’t.
He doesn’t like i said earlier on the other day, his guy don’t take no prisoners.
He’S got punches coming from every angle, every he he’s in the floyd mayweather camp, so uh.
I believe that uh he must have some influence on.
What’S this young kid’s doing because uh you can kind of see it in him when you, when you watch him, he’s really flashy he’s really fast.
He’S amazing body head combinations.
Uh every punch in in his arsenal is like vicious.
You know for his size he’s just a lightweight, but uh man, this guy.
It’S this division, like we say, graham, is, is probably the the craziest division in all the boxing between uh teo, firmo and haney, and uh, and and uh devonta, javonte and uh.
Like the list goes on and on in this lightweight category, it’s it’s just it’s just crazy! So we’re going to talk a little bit about him now he goes by the uh, the nickname tank yeah, so uh jervante tank davis, all right uh – i don’t know – maybe when he was kid he was big.
I don’t know – or maybe just rolls over people like a tank rolls over them.
What i saw he was rolling over everybody.
You know and we’re talking, ex-world champions guys.
You know he wasn’t fighting slouches, he was fighting the real deal guys and he was getting the job done every time so check him out we’re going to talk about him here.
He’S born november 7th 1994 in baltimore, maryland uh.
His career has started in 2013 to present his pro career he’s in the lightweight division, as well as as well as the super featherweight division.
Uh he’s a four time world champion already, graham and he’s 26 years old, so he’s a four-time world champ, it’s pretty impressive man and uh.
I can see why his fights are uh are spectacular, like every every everything that you can think of.
Javante is worked on and is is at the top of his game, so any of those fights that we’re gon na talk about later were amazing.
I watched them all because it just kept going wow holy cow wow.
This guy’s amazing, so uh right now he’s holding the wba lightweight title and the wba super featherweight title right now, so he has two titles under his belt and he’s ranked the number one best active, uh super featherweight in the world right now.
So i can see why – and you guys will see why too, you guys will see why too and you go check them out.
I’M telling you guys wow amazing, so talk a little bit about his upbringing uh.
He grew up in a real uh crime-riddled neighborhood of uh the west side of baltimore.
I understand it’s called a sandtown winchester, it’s kind of like region park.
If you know what i mean in the old days, so it was, it was very run down and it was very uh.
It was very tough living in that that part of baltimore maryland uh in him growing up.
So he started training at a place called upton boxing center, since he was five years old.
He started boxing at five, so i was just like wow okay and it really shows when you see this guy fight man, he is like, i guess, hey there’s, to be super fights coming up in this division like javonte davis versus teo, firmo lopez.
That’S going to happen, they got a head head-to-head at some point: garcia, ryan, garcia, same thing, they’re all in the same division, so they’re all going to have to bang heads at some point for these titles and it’s it’s going to be really exciting, really really exciting.
So let’s go over, his amateur totals graham and they are fantastic.
Total fight, 221 fights amateur right, 206 wins with 15 losses, all right, which is pretty astounding numbers right there.
You know over 200 wins as an amateur, so he’s got a heck of a lot of uh awards when he was uh an amateur.
So let’s go over those guys, i think you’re gon na like these, because i always like the amateur stuff.
I really do.
I believe that it’s uh it creates.
It creates the boxer that you become, because if you don’t it’s like, if you don’t learn things properly from the beginning, then at some point you got to stick a stake in the tree and away you go.
But if you do it right from the beginning, then it’s the tree seems to grow straight, and this guy’s growing straight, like he’s, really doing some serious damage in in in every fight that he’s in so his amateur career.
Here 2012 golden gloves uh.
He did uh in mesquite.
He won a gold medal in the bantamweight division, so he was a little smaller in that in those years at venomweight, uh he’s a three-time national silver gloves champion all right, two-time national junior olympic champion.
He won two gold medals.
As a junior olympian amazing, a two-time national police athletic league champion, so we did talk about the police leagues before and uh he’s.
He was in there as a as a kid and he won a couple of them and uh he’s.
Also the two-time ring ring side.
I guess they call it world championship or something he’s it’s ring magazine, so he’s he’s recognized by them as well as um right all the way along the board here.
This guy is phenomenal all right and he’s getting better every fight, so his pro totals will move into his pro totals now.
Uh total fights graham 24 fights guys.
He has 24 wins undefeated yeah, undefeated uh, zero losses, uh he’s got 23 kos out of 24 fights.
So he’s got a knockout percentage of 95.
I mean how much better.
Can you get 24-0 with 23 knockouts man and i was watching and i’m like going? Okay, so he’s got 23 knockouts.
So i’m watching all the fights i’m going.
This fight that fight i get in every knockout, knockout knockout, knockout knockout.
You know i’m like holy moses, this guy’s out of control.
So i’m really looking forward.
He he’s really itching apparently to have a fight.
I guess like most of the boxers out there, but you know he he signed with mayweather and mayweather is basically taking him right under his wing and it’s kind of like golden boy.
I guess those guys make the decisions when it comes to who they’re fighting uh in the next step of their uh their careers, but there’s been a bunch of rumblings about guys he should be fighting.
So let’s go over that quick and this could any of these could come down at any time, so he wanted to fight ryan, garcia, but uh.
That seemed to just kind of fade, because garcia wants to fight pacquiao, but then that kind of faded on garcia.
So now all these guys, like uh taya, firmo uh, ryan, garcia, devin, haney uh, mr mr davis, here uh they’re, all kind of at the top of the heap there and they can’t figure out who’s gon na fight who, but eventually it’s gon na, go down.
Graham because they’re all 16-0 24-0 – you know what i mean 25-1 or what you know.
What i’m saying like these.
Eventually you got ta meet, so he could fight any one of those guys.
He could actually be fighting teo, firmo lopez.
Next, he could be fighting devin hayney next or he could be fighting ryan, garcia, next or even manny pacquiao.
Next, so we’ll just go now he was training uh and apparently he hurt his hand recently in early february, so he sustained a hand injury.
While he was sparring so any any chance of him coming out anytime soon, i think has been uh put on the back burner until they ensure that uh this hand, injury is, is well taken.
Care of you know what i mean, graham so, but there is rumbling that yeah he’s really hungry to go so uh keep your eye out for him notable fights like i said these are all title: fights guys check them out.
They were all amazing.
I watched every one of them, graham amazing, so uh davis versus uh, los santo, cruz right.
That was just in the last play los santos, cruz uh.
He fought davis versus gamboa.
That was a really good fight, i believe, a two-time world champion and he basically just walked right over him completely.
It was like holy moses wow and then uh.
This was a really good fight, jose pedrosa.
I watched that today, pedroza and pedroza was a very um.
He’S been around a while he’s been a world champion before and uh.
That fight was wicked, like pedro’s in the beginning, i’ll just tell you gave the guy no uh no respect, but by the end of the fight was a different story.
You know what i mean so i’ll.
Give you a little tidbit there, a little tidbit there.
So pedroza was great and then he fought um a guy named jesus cooliar uh april 21st in 2018 and uh.
That was another world title fight, and that was a great one as well, graham, really really good cooler.
I believe his name is jesus cowellar, so guys we’ve been talking about all these guys.
We got a couple more graham.
I think i’m gon na do one or two, maybe one one for sure.
I got one more guy that i’m thinking about, but that’s that’s pretty much.
The top five right, graham so you’re saying you’ve done your top four out of your top five already so well.
We got lopez right, yeah, yeah, devante, yeah right.
We got shakur ah right, that’s it yeah, right and uh yeah and we’re going to have one more.
I believe we’re going to do one more anyways.
I got another guy, there’s! No there’s no shortage, obviously of great boxers out there, and the up and comers, like i said during this pandemic, have just been itching to get out.
So, there’s a lot of really good competition among these divisions, yeah looking forward to it it’s going to be a nice storm yeah, i think once things open up and all these guys are able to go back to work.
Oh my god.
The fights that are everybody’s going to come out swinging large yeah and yeah and they’re they’re.
It’S like caged animals.
You know these guys are like animals at home and when you unleash the, when you open the cage and get the they’ll just start, don’t want to fight.
You know maybe twice a year or three times a year: they’re all hungry, guys, they’re, all young and all the guys we’ve been talking about are young.
So just keep your eye on these guys going forward and again, there’s always new and up and comers guys that are 3-0 and 4-0 and 2-0, and i’m i’m covering a bunch of those guys right now and keeping my eye on them in all divisions right.
It’S just ironic that a lot of my favorite fighters are in the lightweight division right.
What are you going to do right? That’S! That is what it is right.
So i’ll they’ll probably move up a few weight classes as the years progress.
I would think so a lot of them have the just the sheer raw talent to be able to.
You know, gain a bit or lose a bit whatever it may be.
These guys are in phenomenal shape.
Like mr davis here, javonte davis, man buddy.
I was watching your stuff man.
You are serious.
He really i’m telling you his his punching power and his co like 23 knockouts are the 24 fights.
I don’t tell you how much kind of punching power he’s got for a smaller guy and the the other guys are punching hard man, but this guy really seems to.
He just has that little je ne sais quoi, i guess they call it.
The je ne sais quoi right, it is what it is, but when you watch him he’s got wicked, he throws his left uppercut.
It’S just crunching like i’ve.
Seen him not go four or five guys with this combination body shots and then this left uppercut comes with a straight right and it’s like that: guy’s just crumpled into body shots he’s a really good body puncher! Graham, so you know that’ll take you down, as we all know.
If you know you’ve ever been hit hard in the body, it’s not fun.
You know you can get one in the head, but in the body – oh, sometimes that’s even worse so anyways, i guess we’ll uh we’ll see you tomorrow, night, okay, graham yeah.
That’S that’s great.
I love these profiles.
You’Re doing at these boxes, because they’re they’re they’re really top of their class and they’re worthy of your praise.
They are well they’re, current and they’re fresh right and excellent and exciting to watch.
You know moving forward we’re going to talk more about uh.
All these young up and comers, graham, i was watching some boxing fights last night out of uh england yeah, some really good fights and uh.
There’S a there’s just there’s just guys coming like from all the countries.
The philippines is real, big, we’re gon na start talking a little bit about the philippine fighters too.
So guys, if you’re out there we’re gon na be doing some philippine fighters in the philippines so be prepared and uh should do my best to let you know.
What’S going on over there, if you don’t already know and uh story, graham i’ll, let my wife know yeah for sure you know let her know she’ll be interested to hear about these filipino fighters.
That’S it well.
Let’S hope she doesn’t learn too much because she might take it out on you all right, we’ll see you tomorrow night, all right, buddy, thanks a lot for everything, guys thanks again for everything, god bless you and uh stay safe, stay! Warm thanks for the likes.
If you like it like it up, if you want to share with your friends, feel free, you know, make a comment, yes or no, whatever you like we’re gon na, and the other thing too is: are we gon na start talking about this? We were talking about this guy against that guy.
So we’ll start that up in the next week or something uh, you mean you mean from a different era: yeah this guy in his prime versus yeah yeah.
A couple of people have been making comments on our sites about that.
What? What are your thoughts about this guy in his prime and this guy in his prime, but from two different eras, uh? So yeah? That’S that sounds like a friday fun kind of question where you can have fun with that kind of uh evaluation.
Yeah all right.
We can do that.
It’S interesting, i kind of like it because you know you got ta weigh the the uh.
The pros and cons to everything.
Obviously – and these guys are – are all amazing so but um yeah, it’s kind of just an interesting concept, it’s kind of fun, so i think it was kind of cool right.
It’S almost like box.
We could do boxing jeopardy, uh, graham i’ll, take uh muhammad ali for 200.
We, we should get uh your savannah for a thousand there, graham uh speaking of mike tyson, mike gore, just got his mike tyson poster uh that he’s had on order for a while.
He’S gon na have it behind him, so the next time you see knuckle up, you’ll see his glowing uh mike tyson uh poster.
In his background there it’s really cool.
Man can’t wait to see it that looks wicked and yeah mikey nice to uh nice to get the sets going.
We’Re gon na be uh.
We’Re gon na be everybody’s moving on up thanks all you uh beautiful viewership and uh the talk and fight fans.
Neil the deal show fans around the world thanks a lot for coming out and yeah.
We’Ll see you tomorrow night, i guess abraham yeah.
We will thank you very much all right.
My friend take care of yourself.
We’Ll see you again take care guys thanks.