Gervonta Davis Vs. Joseph Diaz Could Reportedly Be Explored


Posted on 07/14/2021

By: Hans Themistode

After pocketing the most important win of his profession, Gervonta Davis seems to be on observe to creating a return afterward this yr. In keeping with Lance Pugmire of The Athletic, one opponent, that’s on the very least being explored, is former 130-pound belt holder, Joseph Diaz.

The California native rolled the cube on himself lately and cashed in. Following the lack of his IBF tremendous featherweight world title on the scales in opposition to Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, Diaz (32-1-1, 15 KOs) was compelled to accept a majority resolution draw. Seemingly unable to make 130 kilos anymore, Diaz accepted a dangerous quick discover combat in opposition to a number of division belt holder, Javier Fortuna at 135.

Regardless of being deducted one level within the fourth spherical for hitting his man behind the top, Diaz cruised to a unanimous resolution victory. With the win, Diaz picked up the WBC 135 pound interim title and is making an attempt to lure Devin Haney, the sanctioning our bodies full belt holder, into the ring.

However whereas Diaz would like to get his fingers on Haney, he may discover himself lined up in opposition to Davis as an alternative.

Just some quick weeks in the past, the Baltimore native proved that his concussive knockout energy may be simply as devastating in the next weight division. For the primary time in his comparatively transient profession, Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) made the soar to 140 kilos. Greeting him on the door, was former WBA “Common” titlist, Mario Barrios.

Though Davis gave up a number of inches in each top and attain, he had little to no hassle coping with a a lot larger man, dropping him a number of instances over earlier than in the end stopping him within the eleventh.

For the previous few years, Davis has campaigned in a number of weight lessons. In 2019, two of his three fights came about at 130 kilos whereas his last ring look was held at 135. In his lone exhibiting in 2020, Davis squeezed again all the way down to 130 kilos. Irrespective of the burden class although, every consequence was the identical as Davis scored the knockout victory.

Instantly following his win over Barrios, Davis added one other title to his already overflowing mantle. At present, he holds the WBA “Common” at 130, 135 and now, 140. Content material with whoever is thrown in his course, Davis said that he would don’t have any situation competing in any of the burden lessons through which he holds a title.

With Diaz now settling in at 135, if a matchup in opposition to Davis does happen, the Baltimore product may drop in weight for his subsequent problem. No matter what’s to return, Davis, as said on his social media account, seems to be gearing up for a return to the ring within the fall.

“October, I’m again.”


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