Gervonta Davis 2023 – Net Worth, Career, Personal Life and Records


Gervonta Davis is an American boxer who holds multiple world championships in three weight classes. Here is everything you need to know about

Full nameGervonta Bryant Davis
Date of birthNovember 7, 1994
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Years active2013-present
Height5 ft 5+1⁄2 in (166 cm)
Reach67+1⁄2 in (171 cm)
Net worth$4 million
Mother’s nameKenya Brown
Father’s nameGarrin Davis

Gervonta Davis Early life

Since he was five years old, Gervonta Davis has been attending the Upton Boxing Center for training. He has a highly fruitful amateur career, taking home numerous national titles. Among other titles, he won the 2012 National Golden Gloves Championship, three consecutive National Silver Gloves Championships from 2006 to 2008, two gold medals from the National Junior Olympics, two National Police Athletic League titles, and two Ringside World titles. Davis had a stellar 206-15 record as his remarkable amateur career came to an end.

Gervonta Davis Professional career

On February 22, 2013, at the age of 18, Davis made his professional debut against Desi Williams, who had a record of 0 victories and 4 losses, all by way of stoppage. Davis had an 8-1 record by August 2014, with all of his victories coming inside the distance. In October 2014, Davis competed in a six-round bout for the first time against veteran Germán Meraz, 28. (47–31–1, 25 KOs).

On November 15, 2016, ESPN revealed that on January 14, 2017, at the Barclays Center in New York, on Showtime, Davis would face off against the unbeaten José Pedraza (22-0, 12 KOs) for the IBF super featherweight championship. The IBF super featherweight championship was won by Davis after a seventh-round knockout of Pedraza.

On May 7, 2017, it was revealed that Davis would make his first championship defense in London, England. Show me the Money was the title of the fight, which was slated for May 20, 2017. Against Walsh, he triumphed legitimately. The fight was broadcast live on Showtime in the United States, with an average viewership of 228,000 and a peak audience of 253,000.

Davis would participate in the co-main event of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, according to TMZ Sports, which first made the claim in early July 2017. Unbeaten prospect Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs), who was at the time ranked number 7 by the IBF, was Davis’ opponent. The bout, which was expected to be straightforward for Davis, ended in a disputed KO in the eighth round. Referee Russell Mora called out Fonseca 39 seconds into the round after what appeared to be an illegal punch to the back of his head. Davis achieved his eighth straight KO victory with the fight.

Gervonta Davis

In November 2018, Davis declared that he would face former three-weight world champion Abner Mares in February 2019 to defend his WBA crown. In the event, Mares and Davis did not fight on the scheduled date because Mares sustained a potentially career-ending injury while sparring: a detached retina. Instead, Davis fought opponent Hugo Ruiz, the WBA’s ninth-ranked super featherweight. After fracturing Ruiz’s nose, Davis defeated the opponent via knockout in the opening round.

In front of 12,000 spectators in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, on July 27, 2019, Davis defeated Ricardo Nez via second-round technical knockout to successfully defend his WBA (Super) super featherweight title. Since Harry Jeffra, the 1940 featherweight champion, defeated Spider Armstrong, a resident of Baltimore had not returned to the city to defend a world championship until his victory.

On December 28, 2019, Davis made his first move up to the lightweight division. He then defeated former unified featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa by technical knockout in the 12th round to win the vacant WBA (Regular) lightweight title. The WBA’s lightweight rankings at the time had Gamboa at number two. On October 31, 2020, at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Showtime’s first-ever pay-per-view event featured lightweight champion Davis defending his title against four-division world champion Léo Santa Cruz. The Ring Magazine’s Knockout of the Year award for 2020 went to his knockout of Santa Cruz.

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Gervonta Davis

For the first time in his career, Davis moved up to the super lightweight division to face the unbeaten WBA (Regular) champion Mario Barrios on June 26, 2021, at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. This was his second fight as the main event of a Showtime PPV. In a close battle that night, Davis won by technical knockout in the eleventh round after knocking out his opponent twice in the eighth and once more in the eleventh.

In a statement, Davis stated that he would be competing on Showtime PPV on December 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against undefeated former WBA interim lightweight champion Rolando Romero. Due to accusations of sexual assault, Romero was forced to withdraw from the fight, and Isaac Cruz took his place. The two decided to square off on May 28 at the Barclays Center in New York City as the main event of a Showtime PPV. In the sixth round, he defeated Romero.

In the end, Davis’ victory against Romero would be his sole contest in 2022. The WBA (Regular) lightweight champion would then make his next appearance in the ring on January 7, 2023, to defend his championship.

Gervonta Davis Personal life and family

Davis was born in Baltimore and grew up in West Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods. He went to the nearby magnet school Digital Harbor High School, but he left to concentrate on his career. He eventually completed a GED program to obtain his secondary degree.

Davis’s fiancée, Vanessa Posso, is usually spotted cheering on Tank Davis at his fights and posting pictures of the couple together on social media. Additionally, they have a daughter. In October 2021, their daughter Giovanna Thalia was born.

Gervonta Davis Net worth

Gervonta Davis’ estimated net worth is around $4 million.

Gervonta Davis FAQs

(Q) Who is Gervonta David’s fianceé Vanessa?

Vanessa works as a model and an Instagram influencer. She currently has more than 700k Instagram followers. She has collaborated with fashion companies including Fashion Nova and Pretty Little Thing over the past couple of years.

(Q) Why was Gervonta David arrested?

On December 27, Davis was taken into custody and lodged in Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Main Jail Bureau on one count of Battery Causing Bodily Harm. The accuser later recanted allegations against Davis, leading to his release.

(Q) How old is Gervonta Davis?

Gervonta Davis is 28 years old.

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