Lightweight Champ Gervonta Davis: What is the Boxer’s Net Worth?
Stars lined up in Atlanta on the night of Dec. 28 to watch professional boxer Gervonta “Tank” Davis face Yuriorkis Gamboa in the ring. While celebrities and other attendees filled up the seats at State Farm Arena, Davis was focused on clinching a new title as the WBA lightweight champion. Although outside the ring he’s been in the headlines over relationship drama, the athlete rose to the occasion during his bout and won the fight in the 12th round.
Davis is considered a protégé of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
The 25-year-old first got a taste for boxing as a teen and began training as an amateur around age 14. According to his bio, he started winning tournaments at age 16 and by 18, had a record of 206-15. Davis’ transition from amateur to professional resulted in him crossing paths with Mayweather while at a training camp.
He decided to join Mayweather Promotions in 2015 and since then has earned titles from the IBF and WBA. Mayweather once said Davis can go further than him and become a household name. According to the Los Angeles Times, the champion believes in Davis and is instilling in him what it takes to reach that goal:
“The fighter’s job is to do what he does. He’s not going to call certain fighters’ names out, because … me, myself as a promoter, I tell him it’s not good to call names out. Whoever we put in front of you, go out and do your job.
That’s what he has done and that’s what I’m proud of. It’s a lot different [than when I fought] now. We got him that big status a lot faster than I did. He’s on a fast pace.… The main thing is he’s going out there day in and day out doing his job, and we’re proud of him.”
He has an agreement with Under Armour
Endorsements tend to be major streams of income for athletes, and the Baltimore native managed to seal up a deal with the sports brand, Under Armour.
While the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, fans will find a “Tank” Davis line of items on the company’s website. The retailer found a special kinship with Davis as its base operations are also in Baltimore, and they consider the boxer to be a hometown hero.
After fight with Gamboa, earnings will surge
As predicted by Mayweather and his team, Davis is set to become a powerhouse when it comes to pay-per-view earnings. His deal with Showtime is one stream of income, and the network’s president of sports, Stephen Espinoza, referred to him as a bona fide star and box office draw.
With that in mind, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe predicts that Davis will now soar, telling ESPN:
“If he can get past Gamboa, then in 2020, he’s going into that pay-per-view world. When you have that kind of star power and you’re thinking outside of the box, we’re going to make the biggest fights out there in the world [for Davis].”
Davis’ current net worth is estimated to be between $1 and $2 million, but it’s expected to grow exponentially after 2020 and once the pay-per-view deals start rolling in.