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Gervonta Davis lights up Ivan Redkach in heated sparring session

Davis posted video footage of himself handling Redkach, prompting a social media dust-up.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

WBA lightweight titleholder Gervonta Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) created a bit of a stir last night after posting some video of a sparring session on social media, really putting hands on Ivan Redkach (23-5-1, 18 KOs). Check out the clip for yourself.

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Redkach obviously took exception to the footage being posted as it’s often an unwritten rule for sparring grounds to be a sacred place to hone one’s skills, and not intended to be for public consumption. That said, we see sparring footage in all different manners and contexts all the time, it just more about sportsmanship and respect. Think back to that whole Conor McGregor-Paulie Malignagi thing.

So in response to being the butt of Davis’ joke, Redkach seems to want to avenge the perceived insult by asking for more rounds against Tank.

Davis obviously didn’t hesitate and said he’ll be back at the gym on Monday to give him what he wants, and he’ll be streaming their sparring on Instagram Live just in case you want to tune in.

Honestly, this seems like a pride thing at this point for Redkach, and while I don’t knock the man for trying to stand up for himself, sometimes pride will get you fucked up.

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