Adrien Broner thinks the hardest check for Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis within the light-weight division is the southpaw out of Newark.
Broner, the multi-division champion from Cincinnati, Ohio, was lately requested about how a possible combat between Baltimore’s Davis and Shakur Stevenson would play out. Broner, who’s shut pals with Davis, shunned providing a purely partisan opinion, saying that he thinks Stevenson is the one fighter who would give Davis probably the most “tough time” within the ring.
“If I needed to—I imply it’s not a thriller,” Broner instructed FightHubTV throughout a press convention in Omaha, Nebraska, to announce his Feb. 18 combat in opposition to Ivan Redkach. “In my view, Shakur Stevenson could be probably the most tough combat for Tank, however Tank however what it takes to determine any fighter, he’s acquired what it takes to regulate, to do what he acquired to do to get the victory … Shakur Stevenson would most likely be the one which give him probably the most tough time within the ring.”
The light-weight division is considered one of many prime weightclasses within the sport. Along with Stevenson and Davis, the division additionally boasts the likes of undisputed light-weight champion Devin Haney, Vasiliy Lomachenko, and Ryan Garcia.
A Davis-Stevenson combat, regardless of its enchantment, wouldn’t be a easy match-up to make since each fighters are backed by rival promotional and community entities. Stevenson is backed by Prime Rank. whereas Davis is baked by Premier Boxing Champions.
Stevenson, a two-division titlist, lately moved as much as the 135-pound division after struggling to make weight in his final combat, a 130-pound title unification protection in opposition to Robson Conceicao; Stevenson was stripped of his title as a result of he did not make the 130-pound mark on the weigh-in.
Davis, in the meantime, has a combat with Hector Luis Garcia on Jan. 7 at Capitol One Area in Washington D.C. Ought to Davis come out victorious in that combat, he’s anticipated to go up in opposition to fellow light-weight attraction Ryan Garcia in a extremely anticipated 136-pound bout in April. Each fighters introduced a number of weeks in the past that they’d come to an settlement.