Via Jake Tiernan: Lightweight rival Keyshawn Davis doesn’t understand why Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis hasn’t fought a better opponent than him during his 10-year professional career.
As far as Keyshawn is concerned, WBA ‘regular’ WBA lightweight champion Tank Davis (28-0.26 KOs) only fought a good opponent, Jose Pedraza, and since then, he hasn’t fought anyone in particular. .
Keyshawn likes that Tank is finally making progress at 28 by fighting Ryan Garcia, but he’s lost enough time. Up until this point, however, he’s received all sorts of praise for beating lesser fighters, and that’s just ridiculous.
It’s not only Tank’s fault that he’s had to fight cans all these years. Mayweather’s promotion is picking out Tank Davis’ opponent and they clearly don’t want to risk him and see him defeated or exhausted.
Tank Davis’ weak resume
“Yes, his record is not great. If you look at the 135’s panorama right now, you tell me how awesome it is. Let’s be honest,” Keyshawn Davis told fight about Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
“Now some things will do, ‘Hey, that’s great.’ How he took down Leo Santa Cruz; That is crazy. That’s great, okay. Mario Barrios, move to 140, knock him out. Alright, that’s great. But he is creating his own story. When will he fight someone?
“What I mean by that is he doesn’t really fight real boxers, but he does have certain fights to make it interesting,” Keyshawn said.
About Ryan Garcia not adjusting
Davis said of Ryan Garcia, who chose not to tune in to prepare for the Tank Davis fight: “Personally, I would have adjusted. “You are getting paid. You are receiving. One knockout can bring you a million followers.
“A war can open a lot of doors and opportunities. You should never say, ‘No, I’ll wait’, especially when you look at fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard and he’s been fighting double figures every year.
“He is [Ryan] say he doesn’t want to go to a tuning match for the biggest match of his career? That doesn’t make sense to me, but that’s not me; that’s him. I think the only way you can get better is to keep fighting to keep winning rounds.
“You can practice as you like, but when you’re in the ring, the atmosphere is different. Everything is different. Things don’t break down slowly. He looks the same in every fight,” Keyshawn said of Ryan’s failure to show progress in his game.