Madonna is in New York. The man is Michael Strahan. Tracy Morgan. The stars come out when Gervonta Davis fights.
More than 18,000 people were in attendance at the lightweight event at theBarclays Center on Saturday to see Tank Davis finish his opponent with a sixth-round knockout.
Davis is one of the biggest stars in boxing. Is the center in Brooklyn? There was a sold out. His December fight was at the Los Angeles arena? There is another packed house. Davis has left no doubt that he is one of the most bankable athletes in the sport.
After Saturday's bout, Davis said that the weight class he is most comfortable in is 135 pounds.
Whoever emerges from next week's bout between George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney will be the undisputed champion. Kambosos is entitled to an immediate rematch if Haney wins.
The biggest fight of them all was at 135 pounds. Ryan.
The final bout of the multifight deal was the win over Romero. In the lead-up to the fight, Tank indicated that he was likely to part ways with Floyd Mayweather, who has been his promoter since 2015, in favor of the sort of flexibility he enjoys as a free agent. That would make it easier for Davis to pursue high-level opponents.
He has been protected since he won a world title. The weight-drained 130-pound Jose Pedraza is. Liam Walsh is a weak U.K. fighter. Davis was knocked out in the eighth round by Francisco Fonseca, who hit behind the head.
The guy knocked the guy out in one round. Both Davis and Gamboa had their eyes shut. Then he fought Leonardo Santa Cruz, who was a 118-pounder who moved up to 126 as a favor to Al Haymon.
He made some points, even though he was being overly critical. The best win to date is the one in which he won his first title.
The talent is obvious. The kind of patient strategy that Davis employed round after round in the face of a dangerous puncher was a new layer that he showed on Saturday. He chose his shots. He held on when he felt the power. It was a mature performance from a fighter.
Davis said that he knows when to take it to his opponents and when to chill out. I need to loosen him up a bit more.
That is what Davis did when helured Romero, 26, to the ropes and then unleashed the left hand that separated him from his senses.
The top star in his own right shouted at Leonard Ellerbe, the head of the promotions, after the fight in an attempt to call for one of the biggest bouts that can be made in all of boxing.
Golden Boy will not put him near Gervonta Davis, according to the promoter. He doesn't want to fight Tank. It is all talk. All talk.
It remains to be seen.
It is clear that Davis does not need a dance partner to sell out arenas. If he wants to live up to his immense potential, he needs a fight with someone like Garcia.