What’s Next for Maryland’s Gervonta Davis

Undefeated knockout artist and current WBA “Regular” lightweight champion Gervonta Davis made Rolando Romero regret the pre-fight trash talk when flattening his challenger with a sixth-round knockout this past weekend.

Davis – boasting a 27-0 professional record with 25 knockouts – waited half a year before taking the chance to silence his next opponent after their scheduled bout in December 2021 was postponed due to Romero’s fight outside of the ring with a legal team. But when “Tank” was presented with his long-awaited chance to punch Romero in the mouth he’d previously done so much talking with, he took the opportunity with a vengeance and defended his championship with a poetic knockout win.

Baltimore locals were relieved to watch their hometown hero return to his knockout ways following an extremely close battle with Isaac Cruz. The heavy moneyline betting odds that are always associated with Davis paid off, as bettors and fans alike rejoiced as the Maryland slugger punished Romero for six straight rounds until the eventual knockout.

Maryland sportsbook promo codes were the ideological approach to boasting the high-priced odds of Davis, and the Baltimore locals didn’t have to sweat out a judges’ decision as all tickets on the defending champ sailed in with ease.

What’s Next for Davis?

Contracted under Mayweather Promotions, Davis fought out the final fight on his contract when defeating Romero and the Baltimore champ previously stated his career could move on from the promotion: “I feel as though it’s my career, so I need to be the one that controls my career.” Davis commented. With that said, Davis didn’t seem to be going anywhere in his post-fight press conference: “Still Mayweather Promotions, baby.” He said.

While it may not seem important to most, Davis’s decision to stay or leave Mayweather Promotions will significantly impact his career. Representation by Mayweather’s promotion saw Davis compete against boxers closely linked to Premier Boxing Champions. In the past, PBC has shown hesitancy to work with other promotions. But two of the best fighters at 135lbs have already competed against Davis, giving him a thin choice of competition in the future.

Of course, Davis could well extend his contract with Mayweather Promotions, but one post-fight comment doesn’t solidify his decision, nor is it an official announcement.

If Davis were to find fights elsewhere, some of the options available could produce record-breaking pay-per-view sales.

Davis vs. George Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs)

One of the most intriguing fights for Davis is unquestionably a meeting with the undisputed lightweight world champion, George Kambosos. Last November, the Australian native shocked the boxing stratosphere when he took the IBF, WBA, WBO, and WBC Franchise titles versus the highly touted Teofimo Lopez.

The WBC isn’t making life easier, as fans become more confused as the title landscape was given an unnecessary addition of the Franchise titles. Devin Haney is the WBC title owner, and at this point, confusion should have struck.

Either way, Haney and Kambosos will do battle, and we should receive some clarity on who the undisputed champion is; both of these men would be great opponents for Davis.

Davis vs. Ryan Garcia (20-0, 18 KOs)

If money is to be made, pitting Ryan Garcia would be a polarizing moment in boxing history. The ever-growing popularity of Garcia is often counteracted with its fair share of hate, but it doesn’t matter if you love or hate him; he’s undefeated, young, and has the potential to become a future champ. Garcia stated Davis was yelling at him before and after his fight “You’re next!you’re next!” Garcia will face off against former title holder Javier Fortuna. If he can pass that challenge he will surely be one of the frontrunners for that big fight.

Should Davis free himself from promotional ties, the Garcia fight has already generated tension, and with such a solid fan base, pay-per-view sales will skyrocket.

Davis vs. Vasyl Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs)

Signing on the dotted line with Top Rank promotions would be an intelligent move for Davis. Bob Arum and company would market the undisputed lightweight champion, no matter who the victor is between Haney and Kambosos.

However, as Haney is expected to win, an immediate rematch with Kambosos would be on the cards and “Tank” doesn’t need to be side-lined waiting for the winner. Logic says that Lomachenko would be an appealing bout for Davis. “The Matrix” is a former multiple division world champion, and a clash between two of the heaviest hitters at 135lbs would create an instant classic.

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