Gervonta Davis’ move up to 140 lbs was questioned and scrutinized and analyzed, and while he didn’t have the easiest time in the world, he did show his power and speed are still there, stopping Mario Barrios in the 11th round of their fight in Atlanta.
Davis (25-0, 24 KO) will probably still field a lot of questions from fans and some in media, but there’s no question really how dangerous he can be at any weight between 130 and 140 right now, how explosive and sudden his offense can be when he sees the openings.
And the pros were impressed pretty much across the board, giving both Davis and Barrios (26-1, 17 KO) credit for a good fight where both were able to show their great, heart, and talent, and Davis walking away with the win on the night.
Some Tweets from this evening as the boxing world weighed in on Davis-Barrios:
Both sides fought a good fight— Vergil Ortiz Jr. (@VergilOrtiz) June 27, 2021
Good shit @Gervontaa. That was a solid fight against a solid opponent. Now come fight THE real dawg at 140— Rougarou (@RPrograis) June 27, 2021
After I beat fortuna I want gervonta or Devin Haney next.— Joseph Diaz (@JosephDiazJr) June 27, 2021
Barrios hell of a warrior, fought a wrong fight stepping back after every exchange. Gervonta to smart for that, he executed perfectly.— Joseph Diaz (@JosephDiazJr) June 27, 2021
Nasty— Franchón Crews-Dezurn (@TheHHDiva) June 27, 2021
I wanna fight tank good shit boy !!!!!!!!!!! @Gervontaa you different— Edgar Berlanga Jr (@EdgarBerlangaJr) June 27, 2021
Davis is a Baaaad boy— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) June 27, 2021
Great fucking fight— Tony Harrison (@Iamboxing) June 27, 2021
You gotta put tank on the p4p list bro— Tony Harrison (@Iamboxing) June 27, 2021
Hell of a KO win— Lamont Roach Jr (@OneOf1x) June 27, 2021
Bad ass fight!! It’s still team barrios He will be back better and stronger! #210— The Professor (@JoshuaFranco_) June 27, 2021
Fantastic F'n fight!— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT) June 27, 2021
Respect my boy @Boxer_Barrios a San Antonio legend and warrior! #210— El Finito (@Hector_Tanajara) June 27, 2021
Great performance by Tank.— Luis Angel Feliciano (@Luis_Feliciano) June 27, 2021
Gervonta Davies is a special man with star quality. Mario Barrios Can come again, put up a great fight— Umar Sadiq (@TopBoxerSadiq) June 27, 2021