Gervonta Davis Storms UCF Campus Oct. 30th vs Cristobal Cruz

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, October 30, 2015, undefeated super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/12-0-0, 11 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Cristobal Cruz (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico/40-18-4, 24 KOs) in a ten-round fight at The Venue on The University of Central Florida’s campus (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. In the main event, Tony Thompson will battle Malik Scott in a ten-round heavyweight fight. The boxing card entitled, “Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round,” is presented by Warriors Boxing, and will be televised by Bounce TV.

In his most recent fight on September 12, 2015, Davis made quick work of Recky “The Terror” Dulay (Philippines/8-2-0, 5 KOs) on the pay-per-view undercard of what was billed as Floyd Mayweather’s final fight against Andre Berto, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the opening round, Davis knocked Dulay down twice with left hands to the head. Immediately following the second knock down, Dulay signaled to referee Russell Mora that he didn’t want to continue, forcing Mora to call a halt to the action at 1:34 of the first round. Davis-Dulay was originally scheduled for eight rounds, but was moved to a six-round fight on the day of the fight to accommodate the Showtime televised broadcast.

Davis’ longtime boxing trainer, Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Center/Baltimore, MD), said, “Mayweather Promotions is doing a great job keeping Tank active, and that is great for any gifted young fighter. He just fought in September and hasn’t taken much time off from the gym. Our last opponent was somewhat of a disappointment, because he didn’t put up much resistance and the fight ended faster than we expected. Some of that might have been because he wasn’t used to facing a skilled power-puncher like Tank. Cristobal Cruz is a veteran in this sport, and he seems very durable. Cruz can hopefully come in and give Tank some valuable rounds of experience. As long as we stick to our game plan, and stay focused, we will come out victorious once again on October 30.”

The 20-year-old Davis discussed his upcoming fight in Orlando. He said, “I’m feeling very strong right now, and I’ll be trying to break Cruz down over the course of ten rounds. I don’t ever go looking for the knockout. I like to break my opponent down. If the knockout comes, it comes. I just listen to my coach and do what I’ve been doing. My team is going to be ready for whatever our opponent does in there. This fight will hopefully give me some good experience as I move towards a title fight. I’m not going to be paid by the round. My goal for this fight is to continue impressing the boxing fans like I have been doing.”

Davis continued, “Floyd Mayweather has said many times that he believes that I’m up next, and you will see why fans are calling me “The One” on October 30. My team has big plans ahead for me, but I have to take care of business on Friday or those things can’t happen like they are supposed to.

Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Yekim, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Shane Goodell, Rich Brand, and Ethika. I hope to see lots of my fans come down to Orlando for the fight on Friday night. If you are already coming to the fight, you are going to get your moneys worth. Keep supporting me, and I’ll fight for you.”

Tickets to Gervonta Davis vs. Cristobal Cruz are priced at $100, $50, and $25, plus additional taxes and fees. Parking at The Venue is $10. The Venue is located behind CFE Arena at 4000 Mercury Circle, Orlando, FL, 32816. You can purchase tickets by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or buy them online at www.WarriorsBoxing.com. You can also purchase tickets through Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For the latest updates and information on Davis’ weigh-in info and fight time, follow his social media accounts.

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Gervonta “Tank” Davis Reflects On Fighting On Mayweather – Berto Card

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GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS REFLECTS ON HIS FIRST ROUND TKO WIN IN LAS VEGAS

Davis added another quick stoppage to his record by defeating Recky Dulay on the Mayweather-Berto undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena during Mexican Independence Day Weekend.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Saturday night, September 12, 2015, super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/12-0-0, 11 KOs) made quick work of Recky “The Terror” Dulay (Philippines/8-2-0, 5 KOs) on the Mayweather Promotions card titled “High Stakes,” held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the opening round, Davis knocked Dulay down twice with left hands to the head. Immediately following the second knock down, Dulay signaled to referee Russell Mora that he didn’t want to continue, forcing Mora to call a halt to the action at 1:34 of the first round. Davis-Dulay was originally scheduled for eight rounds, but was moved to a six-round fight on the day of the fight to accommodate the Showtime televised broadcast. In the main event, Floyd “Money” Mayweather defeated Andre Berto by unanimous decision.

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Gervonta Davis discussed his win in Las Vegas. He said, “It feels great to be 12-0. I enjoyed myself this past week, being in Las Vegas, and fighting on the biggest stage in boxing. It was great meeting so many boxing fans all week long during Mexican Independence Day Weekend. I wasn’t looking for the knockout during my fight. My team had a great game plan, and we had planned to go into the late rounds, but my opponent wasn’t able to handle my power. I landed a few shots, and then he didn’t want to fight anymore. At this point, I’m ready to take a step up to the next level in competition. I want to keep challenging myself so that I’ll be ready to fight for a title. Now that Floyd Mayweather is stepping away from boxing, he is passing all his knowledge on to me, so that I can be “The One.” Floyd believes in me, and he knows I have put in work to continue doing what he did. I have a strong team around me, and I’m ready for the challenge. I’ve been boxing for over 12 years. I believe in myself and I don’t see anyone in my division that can beat me. Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Yekim, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Rich Brand, and Ethika. Keep supporting me, and I’ll fight for you.”

Davis’ longtime boxing coach, Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Center), said, “Tank performed well and executed the game plan that we worked on during our training camp. As his coach, I wanted him to get more rounds in during the fight to give him more ring experience. We’ll ask for another upgrade in competition and then evaluate where we are after our next challenge. We plan to stay in the gym, and I’d like to see him stay busy. We appreciate everybody that is getting behind our team.

Gervonta is a special fighter, and I believe he’s ready for the big time. I am very proud of him, and he’s becoming a great example of success for young people in Baltimore. We appreciate Floyd Mayweather, his staff, and his coaches for welcoming us into their family and treating us like family. They made the transition easy for us to train in Las Vegas, and we really appreciate that. We are looking forward to bigger and better things for Gervonta Davis.”

Floyd Mayweather said, “Gervonta won in spectacular fashion once again. If he keeps working hard, sky is the limit. I keep reminding him that he needs to stay focused, and great things will happen for him. He is a big part of our plans going forward at Mayweather Promotions.”

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Takes Gervonta Davis Under His Wing

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In early July, Davis traveled to multiple cities with Floyd Mayweather and The Money Team, and has joined his training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – This month, undefeated twenty-year-old featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/pro record: 11-0-0, 10 KOs) accompanied top pound-for-pound welterweight boxing champion, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (Las Vegas, Nevada/pro record: 48-0-0, 26 KOs), on trips to New York City, Washington, D.C., Miami, St. Louis, and Kansas City. He travelled on Floyd’s private jet, participated in Mayweather’s public appearances, observed his business dealings, and took a ride with him on his yacht. Davis is now in Las Vegas, training alongside Mayweather at his gym, Mayweather Boxing Club.. Mayweather started training camp in preparation for his next scheduled fight, September 12 at the MGM Grand’s Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In Davis’ previous fight on May 22, 2015, Davis needed just one minute and fifteen seconds to defeat Mexico’s Alberto “Ironman” Mora (5-4-0, 1 KO) by TKO at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Gervonta Davis said, “Floyd has taken an interest in me because he believes that I can be the next big star in boxing, and he knows I’ve put in work to be ready for that next level. Having an opportunity to travel with The Money Team has been a dream come true. I grew up watching all Floyd’s fights. He is a great teacher, and I’m learning a lot of positive things from him, especially about the business of boxing. He has built himself to be the richest athlete in sports. I feel truly blessed that he would want to give me advice that will help me in my career. He is the top boxer of my generation, both in and outside the ring. I’m going to listen to everything he says and share what I learn with the young fighters that come into the sport after me.”

Davis continued, “This week, I was in a room with both Floyd and my manager, Al Haymon, and both are really excited about my future in boxing. I had a conversation with Al, and he is very supportive of me and my goals. I will continue to work hard, and I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted on my next fight and opponent when everything becomes official. My story is really big for my city of Baltimore, and proof that hard work can take you to the next level, no matter where you come from. I really appreciate all the supportive messages I’ve received on social media from everyone. Keep supporting me, and I’ll fight for you.”

Davis’ boxing trainer Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Gym) said, “Floyd’s involvement has been a great learning experience for Tank, and it is a huge story for the Baltimore City Parks and Recreation programs. Gervonta started boxing at Upton Boxing Gym on Pennsylvania Avenue, and to have him reach the highest level in his sport shows that this can happen to other kids if they put in the work, believe in what they are doing, and get support from their city. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next for Gervonta and Team Davis.”

 

 

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*Photo Credits:

Pics of Gervonta Davis & Floyd Mayweather – courtesy of Team Davis

Studio pic of Gervonta Davis – courtesy of Trevor Holman (@HolmanPhotos)