Gervonta Davis' coach Calvin Ford says that his fighter has not his prime yet

Calvin Ford says the best is yet to come from his fighter Gervonta Davis, even after Davis’ dominant seventh-round stoppage of Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas on April 22. “I keep telling people, Tank has been built for this,” Ford told the Showtime Boxing Podcast. “Now he's coming in to be his own general in the ring, where he starts seeing what we're seeing when he comes back to the corner and reacting on it. Putting it together. You know, and he's coming into himself, now. “Y'all haven't seen the best of him. And when that day comes, I'm gonna let y'all know: 'That's the best of Tank.' And y'all keep hearing me saying I ain't seen the best of them yet. I know. I know the best of him.” Ford says he always felt it would be just a matter of time until Davis scored the decisive blow against Garcia, and that the second-round knockdown, when Davis lured Garcia into throwing his left hook and then countered with a perfectly placed left hand of his own, changed the course of the contest. “You know, we had to let Garcia do what he did,” said Ford. “He came out doing what he was doing. And I didn't want the rounds to start slipping because [Garcia] came out, he came out fast. And it reminded me of the [Mario] Barrios fight. I said, ‘Tank, let's start throwing.’ And bam, you know, we already had him when he knocked him down. I said, ‘Flinch, see where his mindset is and everything.’ So, it was just a matter of time until he was going to get him. And that shot, that’s a shot that we work on all the time. It was stuff that we’ve been going over, me and Coach Kenny [Ellis], and it came to life. Kenny looked at me, I looked at him and said, 'There it is’” Even with the Garcia fight only recently in the rear-view mirror, and with the prospect of a jail sentence for Davis lying ahead, Ford revealed that the team is already considering names for his next opponent. But he emphasized that they would be unapologetically looking at the opponent who makes the most business sense and is going to bring in the best numbers. “Shakur [Stevenson] is on the radar. [Vasyl] Lomachenko is on the radar. Devin [Haney] is on the radar. Pitbull [Isaac Cruz] is on the radar. But again, they gotta get their numbers up, at the end of the day. And this is how it works. And you know, you have to accept what we're going to give you to actually make the fight. Are you willing to do that?” That stance is even more resolute, added Ford, after the Garcia fight sold 1.2 million on pay-per-view and brought in over $22 million at the gate. “They gotta come with something,” he laughed. “They gotta be like, ‘OK Tank, winner take all. Winner take all, let me fight you.’ That sounds good.”