Could Liam Walsh Be Next For Gervonta Davis?



Could Liam Walsh Be Next For Gervonta Davis?

Gervonta Davis made a helluva impact in his last outing, threatening to steal the show when he mugged Jose Pedraza underneath the Badou Jack v Chunky DeGale 168 pound unification match, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Davis (17-0 with 16 KOs), out of Baltimore, installed himself as someoen who demands to be on your When Is That Guy Fighting Again list.

So, we have been wondering since that Jan. 14 scrap, what is next for the guy who now holds the IBF 130 pound strap.

Might make sense that the IBF No. 1 at 130, one Liam Walsh, gets the call? The 30 year old Brit is 21-0 with 14 KOs. Floyd Mayweather promotes Davis, and whaddya know, Floyd is doing a UK tour right now, meaking the rounds.

I asked someone who knows Davis well is the internet rumoring–I saw a Tweet by @BoxingLegion– is true, that we will see Davis vs Walsh next. No comment at this time, was the answer.

Next, I poked Showtime boxing boss Stephen Espinoza. Could we see Davis v Walsh on Sho?

“I'm told that will be his opponent,” Espinoza said.  “No deal yet but we're very interested, given Tank's very impressive Showtime debut.”

Walsh can pop a jab. He’s a righty who stays busy, with feet and fist. Walsh likes lateral movement, , targets his right to the body smartly, doesn’t forget to move his head, but doesn’t look to have the power to keep search and destroyer Davis honest. We could, I get the sense, know if this is rumor or fact by next week.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.