Mike Tyson Crowns Gervonta Davis As Boxing's New 'Bad Boy'

Photo: Instagram/Mike Tyson

Renowned heavyweight legend Mike Tyson, once hailed as "The Baddest Man On The Planet" during the late 1980s, has recently identified the new torchbearer of boxing's "bad boy" persona.

In a conversation on his podcast Hotboxin', Tyson bestowed the title upon Gervonta Davis, a three-weight world champion known for his ferocious punches. It's hard to dispute Tyson's judgment, considering his own reputation in the sport.

During the podcast discussion with guest Stephen A. Smith, Tyson referred to Davis as the "bad boy" of boxing. This accolade seems fitting given Davis' aggressive style both inside and outside the ring.

Photo: Instagram/Mike Tyson

While Smith acknowledged Davis' menacing demeanor, he was also quick to acknowledge the 28-year-old's often-underappreciated boxing skills. As a professional fighter, Davis has remained undefeated, and only two of his 29 opponents have lasted until the final bell.

His recent victory over Ryan Garcia, culminating in a seventh-round stoppage, propelled him to new heights in the sport and was heralded as the most significant commercial fight of the year thus far. Despite his triumphs in the ring, Davis has not been immune to off-the-field troubles.

Following the Garcia bout, he found himself entangled in legal issues and is currently serving a 90-day jail sentence for violating a house arrest order imposed after a hit and run incident in November 2020. These incidents serve as reminders that Davis' "bad boy" image extends beyond his boxing prowess.

In summary, Mike Tyson, once considered the epitome of boxing's bad boy, has passed the torch to Gervonta Davis. The 28-year-old fighter's aggressive style, combined with his formidable boxing skills, make him a force to be reckoned with in the ring.

However, his off-the-field troubles also contribute to his reputation as a "bad boy" of the sport. Davis' future success will undoubtedly depend on his ability to balance his menacing persona with his professional responsibilities.

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Source: Boxing Social

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