Boxer Gervonta Davis Speaks On His Recent Knockout Victory & Staying Undefeated At 23-0: I Did The Unthinkable
Undefeated boxing champion, Gervonta Davis took to his Instagram just days after his impressive knockout victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa. Gervonta Davis won the WBA Lightweight title in the 12th round over the weekend. In his post, the 3-time champion thanked the city of Atlanta for making his monumental moment special and welcoming him with open arms. According to reports, this was Atlanta’s first title bout since Evander Holyfield vs. Vaughn Bean battled in the Georgia Dome 1998. This time, 14,129 fans packed out the newly renovated State Farm Arena.
In a second post, Gervonta Davis shared a selfie with an obvious black right eye along with a few cuts from his fight over the weekend. He wrote that he is proud of his wounds from his boxing match.
Wear my war wounds proudly..I did the unthinkable I came from nothing I beat the odds..I did what most scared to do and that’s take a chance not knowing where it will take me…a lot of ya hold ourselves back from our bright future because our past…I made it this far off of heart and not giving a f—! 3x Champion 2 weight classes #TheONE
During his title bout, Davis out-landed Gamboa 120 to 78, according to CompuBox, and connected on 48% of his power shots. He also held a firm 46-to-19 advantage in body punches.
After his fight, Davis says he would give himself an average grade for his performance on Saturday.
“I believe my performance tonight was a C-plus. It was a great experience. I’m only 25-years-old. I’m learning each and every day.”
He shared his plans are for the new year as he’s set to face junior champion Leo Santa Cruz.
“2020 will be a big year. I feel comfortable at both weights. I feel I could fight at 130 or 135. I’m the top dog. Bring ’em on.”
Davis, whose first junior lightweight title reign came to end when he was stripped for failing to make 130 pounds for an August 2017 defense, nearly missed weight for Saturday’s bout.