By Allan Fox: Coach Calvin Ford says a big fight is in the works for Gervonta Davis’ next bout that will “make the world turn.”
Ford has been excited about Tank Davis fighting Isaac Cruz again, so you must take his enthusiasm with a grain of salt. He’s got an extremely low bar for the level of opposition that he views as being a great opponent for Gervonta.
Ford didn’t give any hints about who Tank could be fighting, but it’s believed it’s one of these three fighters:
- Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz – *rematch
- Frank Martin – In-house PBC fight
- Chris Colbert – Coming off a controversial decision over Jose Valenzuela. Beaten last year by Hector Luis Garcia
It would be a cruel joke on Calvin Ford’s part if Pitbull Cruz or Chris Colbert were trotted out for Gervonta Davis’ next fight because the boxing world doesn’t want to see either of them being used as his next sacrificial lamb.
Likewise, there’s no interest in seeing a rematch between Tank and the Instagram star Ryan Garcia. If Gervonta wants to be taken seriously by fans, he must raise the level of his opposition and steer away from the celebrity-level fights he’s been taking lately.
“Right now, something big is coming. I can tell you that. It’s quiet for a reason. They’re trying to seal the deal. It’s going to make the world turn,” said trainer Calvin Ford to the Rize Podcast about the next fight for Gervonta Davis.
It obviously isn’t going to be Teofimo Lopez because he’s with Top Rank and fights on ESPN. If it were Teo, he would have already started blabbing the news about the fight and dropping hints to his followers on social media. You can’t shut Teofimo up when he has a big fight.
People want to see Tank Davis take a break from fighting tomato cans and face these guys:
– Shakur Stevenson
– Teofimo Lopez
– Devin Haney
– William Zepeda
– Vasily Lomachenko
– Frank Martin
– Subriel Matias
– Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis
– Gary Antuanne Russell
Boxing fans want to see Tank Davis step it up against a world class fighter after his recent wins over social media influencer Ryan Garcia and unskilled Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.
Mayweather Promotion CEO Leonard Ellerbe said this week that Tank Davis will “eventually” fight all the guys that fans want him to, but it won’t be on their “timeline.”
That was a signal to the boxing public that Tank Davis would be fighting another lesser guy to make some easy coin on PPV.
Given the opposition that Mayweather Promotion has matched Tank Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) against during his ten-year professional career, the expectations are low for his next fight.
Coach Calvin Ford Letting Tank Next Opponent Know To Be Careful What You ASK For!!!! pic.twitter.com/F2zm1xKeHE
— The Rize Podcast (@RizePodcast) September 23, 2023
Source: Boxing News 24