Sometimes, conjecture can become a legitimate fact.
For Gervonta Davis, he’s ostensibly paid his dues and put in the work. Over the course of his decade-long career, he’s managed to rack up an undefeated record through 28 bouts. But more importantly, the Baltimore product has amassed the sort of following that most can only dream of.
His undeniable star power, ultimately, hasn’t quite allowed him to usurp fighters such as Canelo Alvarez in terms of who should be considered the face of boxing. Nevertheless, according to the 28-year-old, in just a few short weeks, that notion will be erroneous moving forward.
“I don’t care who’s in the game,” said Davis to Showtime Sports during a recent interview. “Come April the 22nd and they raise my hand, I’m the face of boxing.”
On the night in question, Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) will stand across from megastar and longstanding rival, Ryan Garcia. With the pair agreeing to tussle in the center of the ring at a catchweight of 136 pounds in Las Vegas, Nevada, Davis firmly believes that, despite a world title not being on the line, the winner will reach the summit of the sport.
Dead center in the middle of his prime with seemingly a ton of years left before he hangs up his gloves, Davis is incredibly proud of what he’s already accomplished. Retirement, at this stage in his career, is the furthest thing from Davis’ mind. But as he gazes upon his stacked resume, one that includes world title reigns at 130, 135, and 140 pounds, Davis can’t help but smile.
While there are still more titles left to be won and bigger victories he would love to put under his belt, Davis believes that his stature in boxing’s annals has been solidified quite some time ago.
“I’m only 28, I’m already a legend.”