Gervonta Davis fields questions from the media ahead of his lightweight contest against Yuriorkis Gamboa this Saturday in Atlanta
You could be forgiven for not having heard of German Meraz. The gritty Mexican has enjoyed a 124-fight (and counting) career and has won just two of his last 14. Meraz, however, has not been stopped since 2016 and is the only man thus far, in 22 professional contests, to force Gervonta Davis to hear the final bell. Yes, it was only a six-rounder and Meraz was dropped twice, but "Tank" Davis has gone from strength to strength and no one since has survived against his potent power.
A two-time champ at 126lbs, Gervonta steps up to lightweight this Saturday in Atlanta, opposing Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa who, while faded and the naturally smaller man, is an ex-titlist who can punch. A shootout looks likely at some point and, when fielding questions by the media yesterday, unbeaten Davis was asked where his noted power comes from.