Gervonta Davis is an American boxer. He is currently ranked as the world’s second-best active super featherweight by The Ring magazine. As of 2019, Gervonta Davis net worth is $3 million.
Davis was born on November 7, 1994, in Baltimore, Maryland. He started training boxing since he was five years old. As an amateur, he has won many national championships. From 2006-2005, he won three straight National Silver Gloves Championships. In 2012, he won National Golden Gloves Championship. He also has two National Junior Olympics gold medals, two National Police Athletic League Championships, and two Ringside World Championships. Davis finished his amateur career with a record of 206-15.
Davis made his professional debut at the age of 18 against Desi Williams. He won the bout via 1st round knockout. After that, he went on to win a series of fights against boxers like Jacob Ninow, Jonathan Gears, Rafael Casias, Eric Jamar Goodall, and Hector Lopez. On September 12, 2015, Davis defeated Recky Dulay in just 94 seconds.
On October 30, 2015, Davis defeated former featherweight world titleholder Cristobal Cruz. On June 3, 2016, Davis knocked out Mario Antonio Macias with his first punch of the fight, which lasted only 41 seconds.
For his 17th professional match, he challenged Jose Pedraza for the IBF junior lightweight title. He defeated Pedraza in a seventh-round knockout to win the IBF junior lightweight title. For that fight, he earned $75,000 compared to Pedraza who earned $225,000.
On May 20, 2017, Davis defended his title against Liam Walsh. He stopped Walsh in the third-round knockout to retain his IBF title. On April 21, 2018, Davis challenged Jesus Cuellar of Argentina for the vacant WBA super featherweight title. He knocked out Cuellar in the 3rd round to win the title. After that, he went on to retain his super featherweight title against both Hugo Ruiz and Ricardo Nunez.
So far, the 24-year-old boxer had 22 fights. He has won all of them with 21 coming via knockout. He is considered to be one of the best boxers to be seen in the coming years.