At age 22 Gervonta Davis has become one of the youngest world champions in the sport, but don’t think that means that Davis will be off to the races and taking on all comers. In fact Davis’ promoter Floyd Mayweather says he will take his time building Davis’ brand, as relayed by RingTV. In particular, an intriguing title unification match between Gervonta Davis and Vasyl Lomachenko looks to be the fight to make in the 130lb division going forward, but Mayweather says he’s not interested in Davis unifying titles for the time being. “We’re not rushing. We’re not thinking about Lomachenko. Lomachenko’s with Top Rank. Let him stay over there with Top Rank. That’s where he’s at. My guy’s gonna do
On this date 75 years ago Cassius Marcellus Clay, AKA Muhammad Ali, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Stricken with Parkinson's disease since his diagnosis in 1984, Muhammad Ali passed away on June 7th, 2016. In his historic career, Ali won the Golden Gloves tournament in 1956, an Olympic gold medal in 1960, the heavyweight belt over Sonny Liston in 1964, refused military service in protest of the Vietnam War (in the prime of his career thus vacating his title), won thirty-one straight times before suffering defeat to Joe Frazier (they went on to fight three times: widely considered the best rivalry in Boxing history according to Sports Illustrated, BoxingNewsOnline.com and Bleacher Report), defeated the bruising, heavy-hitting George Foreman, got his revenge on Frazier and Ken Norton, plus received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Kelvin Gastelum will headline his second UFC event on March 11 against Vitor Belfort in Fortaleza, and even though he called “The Phenom” out in December, he wasn’t really expecting to face the Brazilian veteran next. Right after his third-round TKO victory over Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 in Toronto, Gastelum said that he wanted to go back to 170 pounds, but he was down to staying at middleweight for a fight against Belfort. One day later, the UFC called him offering to face the Brazilian in enemy territory. "I kind of just threw the name out to see what happens and they gave me the fight, so let’s do this,” Gastelum told MMA Fighting. "They gave me the fight against a legend, Vitor, a main event