Looks like WBA lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) is ready to get back into the ring. Earlier today, he posted on his Instagram page, “First day back…somebody in trouble trouble.” Since his short jail stint, Davis has been quiet on social media, and the times he did post something, it was more about him focusing on himself outside of boxing. Davis getting back into boxing is a good thing for the sport, as he is arguably one of the other top stars in the sport.
The question then becomes, who will he fight and on what platform? Showtime Boxing recently announced that it would not continue after a 37-year run, which has left everyone questioning where the PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) will have its fighters perform. Rumors have been swirling that Amazon Prime and DAZN have been negotiating for the right to broadcast PBC fights, but nothing has been solidified as of yet. Whichever platform they land on, the major talking point must be Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and ‘Tank” Davis, who consistently move the needle in all categories.
The opponent has been rumored to be Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, as Davis wants to earn a more decisive win against him this time around after a close battle back in December 2021. The Cruz fight makes sense for Team Tank, mainly since he hasn’t fought since April, and they want to have a better performance. Since their first fight, Cruz has built up a significant fan base, so the rematch would be much bigger if they could get a deal done. Davis also teased a second fight with Ryan Garcia on X, but that was more about dipping his toes back into social media than anything else. Until then, we will likely begin seeing more videos of Davis as he prepares for his return and will kick off 2024 in a big way.