Oscar De La Hoya, Errol Spence Jr., and Others React to Gervonta Davis’s TKO Win Over Mario Barrios
The prime face of the young boxing star, Gervonta Davis, put on a performance of his life against the undefeated Mario Barrios. This was the sternest test for him, and he certainly showed his class to one and all. Davis completely smothered his fellow contemporary and subsequently finished him with slick body shots in round 11. With that, Davis also fetched the WBA super-lightweight strap and cemented his spot as a true champ in the 140-pound division.
This performance was bound to accrue attention from the boxing fraternity. That said, here we look at some of the tweets from boxing bigwigs who expressed their notions on Davis’s cracking win.
‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya tweeted, “@Gervontaa congratulations on the 3 divisions, you are the real deal and I love you for the fact that you are real. #Barrios you are a true gentleman and warrior.”
@Gervontaa congratulations on the 3 divisions, you are the real deal and I love you for the fact that you are real. #Barrios you are a true gentleman and warrior.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 27, 2021
Teddy Atlas too shared his reaction on ‘Tank’s win. “Wow, did I say Davis was good earlier when these scorers had him way behind? And as said he sure closes gaps fast, and he’s smart too. Perfect time to put water in the basement.”
Wow, did I say Davis was good earlier when these scorers had him way behind? And as said he sure closes gaps fast, and he’s smart too. Perfect time to put water in the basement. #DavisBarrios #boxing
— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) June 27, 2021
The welterweight sensation Errol Spence Jr. couldn’t hold himself back from congratulating Davis on his win. He wrote, “Good a** fight @Gervontaa different!”
Good ass fight @Gervontaa different!
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) June 27, 2021
The undefeated Edgar Berlanga Jr. congratulated ‘Tank’ and he even expressed his wish to fight the fellow undefeated star. “I wanna fight tank good shit boy !!!!!!!!!!! @Gervontaa you different” he wrote.
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Many others, including Jamel Herring, Shawn Porter, and more, reacted to ‘Tank’s win.
“Gotta give Tank his credit. A solid body shot will do it to ya.” wrote Jamel Herring.
Gotta give Tank his credit. A solid body shot will do it to ya. #DavisBarrios
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) June 27, 2021
THATS BOXING RIGHT THERE!! Salute to @trboxing, @VasylLomachenko, and @ESPNRingside . And SALUTE to @Gervontaa @Boxer_Barrios @premierboxing and @ShowtimeBoxing … and Big Ups to ATL for showin up and makin the show all the way live!! #DavisBarrios #LomachenkoNakatani
— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) June 27, 2021
Gervonta Davis – One of the scariest boxers at present?
With a win over ‘Al Azteca’, Davis improved his pro-boxing track record to 25 wins with 0 losses. Moreover, a whopping 24 of his win have arrived via T/KO.
WHAT. A. FIGHT. #DavisBarrios pic.twitter.com/TdsbhNOkHL
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) June 27, 2021
This itself is proof of how petrifying Davis can be once he takes up the ring space. Also, with a sensational win now, ‘Tank’ has pinned himself as the best young boxing gun.
And with time he’ll only look to escalate his boxing run by battling the most rugged contenders present in the 140-pound roster.
How did you find Gervonta Davis’s performance tonight?
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