Liam Walsh squares off against Gervonta Davis who at 22 at the Copper Box Arena on May 20th. ‘Tank’ Davis, speaking to Thaboxingvoice, discussed fighting overseas in the pros for the first time and what he has seen from the unbeaten Walsh.
‘Tank’ may not have fought in the UK in his pro career yet but he has travelled in his amateur days: “In the amateurs I’m very experienced, I’ve been to Ireland, they love me over there.”
“It’s great for me to fight over in the UK for exposure, also at a young age, I’m all for it and I’m ready. Hopefully May 20th Liam Walsh is ready, I’m going to put on a great performance.”
Davis hasn’t forgotten who will be standing across the ring from him in London, when asked whether he had studied Walsh at all the Baltimore native responded, “Yeah, I actually did two days ago, the guy knocked Walsh down and still didn’t win, I was like ‘What?’”
Walsh’s durability is something Davis has taken note of, when asked about burning himself out going for the knockout: “We’re not looking for the knockout or anything like that, but if the [knockout] presents itself we’re definitely going for it, we’re gonna capitalise on his mistakes, hopefully he doesn’t make a lot of them otherwise it’s going to be an early night!”
Watch Gervonta Davis defend his IBF Super-Featherweight World Title on May 20th against the highly regarded and unbeaten Brit, Liam Walsh. Last remaining tickets are available here.