Gervonta Davis is a professional boxer from America, who was born on the 7th of November, 1994. Gevonta Davis with his two younger brothers suffered a lot during their childhood. Both of his parents were drug addicted and sent to jail. They were thrown to foster homes.
He started his training at the age of five in ‘Upton Boxing Center’. Calvin Ford, who was his inspiration, trained him. As an amateur boxer, he won many titles. He started his professional career in 2013. Still, his record is 22 –0. According to Ring Magazine, he is the second in the list of best active super featherweight boxer in the whole world.
How old is Gervonta Davis? Gervonta Davis was born on the 7th of November, 1994 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is now 24 years old. Who is Gervonta Davis’s father? His father’s name is Garrin Davis. His mother is Kenya Brown. Gevonta Davis spent a very rough childhood. Both of his parents were cocaine addicted. He was shifted from one foster home to another or sometimes with relatives, while his parents were in jail. He also had two younger brothers. He was a very difficult child to manage. He attended the ‘Digital Harbor High School’ but did not finish his studies because of his career. Later he did a GED program and got the secondary degree.
What is Gervonta Davis’s ethnicity? He is a professional boxer from America. He started his training when he was only five at ‘Upton Boxing Center’. Calvin Ford trained him. Ford is his inspiration for choosing this career path. According to Ford, Davis was very talented and attentive during the learning period. Before starting his professional career, he was successful as an amateur. In 2012 he achieved the ‘National Golden Gloves Championship’. From 2006 to 2008, he won the ‘National Silver Gloves Championships’ for three consecutive years. Two gold medals from ‘National Junior Olympics’ were won by him as well.
Gervonta Davis is the father of a daughter with his former girlfriend Dretta Starr, who is 10 months old. Her name is Gervanni Davis. He is co-parenting with the mother to raise his daughter.
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Where is Gervonta Davis? Davis started his professional career against Desi Williams in 2013. He defeated Williams and started his journey. In 2014, Davis won 8 fights without losing any match. In 2014, he started doing 6 round distance against German Meraz. In rounds three and five. Davis knocked down Meraz and became the winner.
In 2015, Davis fought against Israel Suarez in ‘CONSOL Energy Center’ and became the winner by knocking out in the first round. No one had ever done that before against Meraz. At Atlantic City, which was in New Jersey, he defeated Alberto Mora by technical knockout. Davis won against Recky Dulay a Philippine boxer at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Again in the same year. It was on the Showtime of the Andre Berto undercard’ vs ‘Floyd Mayweather.
In 2016, Guillermo Avila was defeated by Davis at the sixth round by knockout. In the same year, the sports channel ESPN announced that there would be a competition between Davis and Jose Pedraza, who was undefeated for the ‘IBF junior lightweight’ title. Pedraza was defeated in the 7th round by knockout. Davis won the title.
In 2017, Davis faced Liam Walsh in London for the first time title defense. Liam Walsh was number 1 at that time by the IGF ranking. Walsh was defeated in the third round.The match was broadcast on Showtime live and about 253,000 viewers enjoyed that. Later, He fought against Francisco Fonseca who was in 7th position in IBF ranking. Davis defeated him in the 8th round by knockout and won the match.The IBF ranking was kept vacant because of the match result. Davis received $600,000 that fight. Up to then, he already won 10 matches by knockout.
In 2018, there was an announcement that, Davis would face Billy Dib, an Australian who won the featherweight title three times. But the match was postponed and later it was decided that, Davis was going to fight against Jesús Cuellar, another ex-featherweight champion. 13,964 people were there to watch the fight. Davis defeated Cuellar in the 3rd round by a knockout. He earned $350,000 from that match.
During November 2018, he decided to defend against Abner Mares, former world champion for his WBA title. There were many speculations that Mares had no chance in front of Davis. Mares answered the critics that he wanted to take the risk it was entirely his decision. Unfortunately, the fight could not take place because of Mars's detached retina injury. It may end his career. So, Davis faced Hugo Ruiz and defeated him by breaking Ruiz’s nose. Recently, Ricardo Nunez was defeated by him in July, 2019 for the ‘WBA Super-featherweight Title’.
What weight class is Gervonta Davis? Davis is now in super featherweight. Super featherweight is also named as junior lightweight. It is a division for weight for the professional boxers. In boxing it means the weight between 126 (57 kg) – 130 (59 kg) pounds.
How much money is Gervonta Davis worth? Gervonta Davis, the American boxer earns quite well from his profession. His net worth is estimated to be $2.5 Million (approx.).
Davis is not married and is currently dating Ariana Fletcher. There are rumors that Ariana has been already pregnant with his child. Just a few days ago, the media were saying that he had broken up with Ariana and currently single. But nothing has been confirmed yet. His previous girlfriend was Dretta Starr with whom he shares a daughter.