Like always, the ball is officially in Gervonta Davis’ court.
After formally closing the mouth of Ryan Garcia, the Baltimore star finds himself on the hunt for another worthy adversary.
Garcia, of course, spent the better part of the past five years poking and antagonizing Davis to no end. But, despite audaciously claiming that he’ll put Davis out of his misery in no more than two rounds, it was Garcia who found himself kneeling on the canvas gasping for air.
With Garcia now out of the picture, team Davis, his head trainer in particular, is beginning to take a look at the lightweight landscape. Although 135 is stacked to the gills with countless big names, if the decision were solely up to Calvin Ford, he would rather see his deleterious knockout artist go back and right a wrong.
“I’m a always say Pitbull,” said Ford to ESNEWS when asked who he wants to see Davis face next.
“Pitbull”, or better known as Isaac Cruz, gave Davis everything he could handle during their December of 2021 showdown. Known as an aggressive come-forward fighter, there was an overwhelming sense of belief that the Mexican native would end his night flat on his back. On the contrary, Cruz (24-2-1, 17 KOs) enjoyed plenty of success before ultimately coming up short via close unanimous decision.
Prior to the end result, Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) threw on his poker face as he attempted to mask a painfully injured hand. Forced to battle it out with essentially one hand, Davis boxed on the back foot for much of the night.
While the difficult circumstances allowed Davis to place the rest of his skills on display, Ford isn’t entirely happy with the way things played out. In the short term, however, thanks to his granite chin and underrated skills, Cruz saw his stock soar.
With the boxing world taking notice, the 24-year-old violently ended the night of his two most recent foes. Ford, visibly impressed by Cruz’s ascent, is now looking to rekindle their rivalry. In addition to the renowned trainer anxious for an immediate sequel, in a moment of pure candor, he revealed that Davis is also fully onboard with running things back.
“There was a lot of variables that they don’t know about. I want to make a statement and I know he (Davis) wants that fight too.”