Mike Tyson predicted Gervonta Davis to finish his career undefeated if he overcomes Davin Haney and Shakur Stevenson

One person who shares Davis’s confidence and ambition is none other than Mike Tyson, the legendary heavyweight boxer who ruled the sport in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As one of boxing’s most electrifying and explosive fighters, Gervonta Davis has made quite a name for himself. The 28-year-old from Baltimore has knocked out 27 of his 29 opponents while winning world titles in three weight classes, ranging from super featherweight to super lightweight.

Tyson had weighed in on the fight between Davis and Ryan Garcia, predicting then that Davis will come out on top and finish his career undefeated if he can also overcome Haney and Stevenson. Davis has also established himself well as a draw at the box office. Headlining a number of pay-per-view events and filling arenas all over the nation is what he does now on the regular. He has earned the praise and support of his mentor and promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has called him “the future of boxing”.

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Mike Tyson: How Gervonta Davis Reminds Me of Myself

On Friday, Tyson appeared on ESPN’s First Take to discuss why Davis will maintain his perfect record. He stated: “I kind of lean towards [Gervonta] Davis a little because of his style of fighting. What makes him different than most fighters that he does, that I once did, is when he punches, he catapults himself in the air.”
Tyson also shared his thoughts on Garcia and analyzed what his greatest weapon is in his fight. He said: “Well, what I’ve seen in Ryan Garcia is that he has a really heavy set left hook. It’s like a smash-type of left hook, but I believe Gervonta Davis can handle good punches, he’s a real tough kid.”
Tyson also revealed that he sees a lot of himself in Davis, especially when it comes to their punching power and style. “Me and Tank, we’re different because I kept my hands up most of the time and I went from a lower position but we both pretty much catapult ourselves in the air when we punch,” Tyson said. “That’s where we receive most of our power.”

The Challenge Ahead for Davis 

Davis is aware that in order to succeed, he must compete against and defeat the top competitors in his division. And right now, there are two names that stand out above the rest: Devin Haney and Shakur Stevenson.
Haney and Stevenson are both undefeated champions who have dominated their opponents with skill, speed, and power. They are both young, hungry, and confident. And they both want to fight Davis. He is scheduled to defend them against former champion Vasiliy Lomachenko in May 2023, in a highly anticipated rematch of their first fight, which Haney won by a split decision.
Stevenson is the mandatory challenger for Haney’s WBC title, having moved up to lightweight and stopped Japan’s Shuichiro Yoshino in six rounds in April 2023. He has also called out Haney repeatedly, claiming he has always gotten the better of him in their sparring sessions.
Both Haney and Stevenson have expressed their willingness to face Davis after they settle their own business. They both believe they have what it takes to beat him and become the face of boxing.

Tyson’s Bold Prophecy: Gervonta Davis And The Legacy At Stake

Davis is not intimidated by Haney or Stevenson. Tyson’s endorsement is a huge boost to Davis’s confidence and motivation. Mike Tyson a legend, he knows what it takes to be the face of boxing. And he believes that Davis has what it takes too. He knows that losing to both of them would be devastating. That’s why Davis is determined to face and defeat Haney and Stevenson. He wants to make history. He wants to make his mark. He wants to be Tank.

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