Some of the biggest names in entertainment witnessed boxing’s newest star, Gervonta “Tank” Davis, at a rare championship boxing match in Atlanta. It was the first boxing match in the city since Atlanta’s hometown champion, Evander Holyfield, beat Vaughn Bean in 1998.
Held at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, celebrity attendees at Davis’ fight included Shaquille O’Neal; Floyd Mayweather, who has signed Davis to his The Money Team group of fighters; T.I.; Rae Sremmurd; Zaytoven; Alexis Sky; YFN Lucci; Rich Homie Quan; Trouble;and Quality Control CEO, Pee Thomas.
Lil Baby performed his hit single “Whoa” as Davis entered the boxing ring to take on Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Throughout the lightweight boxing match, the crowd of over 14,000 were on the edge of their seats as Davis and Gamboa traded punches. Davis, a Baltimore native, battled Gamboa, a Cuban gold medalist.
Despite his victory, Davis believed he turned in an average performance.
“I believe my performance tonight was a C+,” Davis said. “[The weight] wasn’t really a problem it was just short timing and things like that. I blame myself and I don’t blame anyone around me. I blame myself and am continuing to learn.”
Davis knocked out Gamboa in the 12th round after landing a left hook.
At 25, Davis believes he’s at the top of his game and prepared to take on any fighter. “2020 is going to be a big year,” Davis said. “I’m the top dog.”