Kenny Porter Gives His Take On Davis Vs Shakur

November 15, 2023
4 months

Kenny Porter has given his take on the outcome of a potential fight between Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis.

Both fighters remain unbeaten, as they navigate the 135 pound division. Shakur’s high IQ and the ability to box was shown in his debut at the weight class.

When he faced off against Shuichiro Yoshino, the latter had question marks over Stevenson’s ability to compete and namely his power.

However, Stevenson dropped the Japanese fighter on numerous occasions as he secured a sixth-round stoppage. Meanwhile, Davis’ explosive power was shown in his last fight against Ryan Garcia.

Despite the latter starting the bout well, Davis countered Garcia in the second round to drop him. Thereafter, Tank dominated the fight to secure a stoppage in round seven with a brutal body shot.

Therefore, if Stevenson and Davis were to face each other, then Porter only saw the latter winning if he managed to secure a stoppage.

“I know that Shakur has the ability to outbox just about anybody on the planet in his weight class. He’s got to win by knockout,” Davis

Nevertheless, the chances of the fight happening anytime soon are slim. Davis’ coach, Calvin Ford, has dismissed the idea of a fight. This was on the basis that the numbers involved in the fight do not make sense.

This would unfortunately deprive boxing fans of a mega fight given that it is seen as a 50-50. In addition to this, Shawn Porter has spoken about how a Davis-Stevenson fight is the biggest bout that can be made.

“When I look at the way both fighters box, I think it’s a match made in heaven. It’s the best fight in boxing to be made and I think it will happen next year.

“There is a specific recipe required, I believe, to beat Tank, and I honestly believe that Shakur has the gifts, the talent, the athleticism, everything, within that recipe,” Porter said 

The fight is too big not to get made, so with time, fans may find out who is the best in the division. You can stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the world of boxing by visiting boxingblitz right here.