Before Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor in his 50th and final professional bout in 2017, Gervonta Davis knocked out Francisco Fonseca on the same night.
Earning a high-voltage victory on the Mayweather-McGregor undercard, ‘Tank’ became an overnight sensation. However, it wasn’t an easy night for him.
The vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title was put on the line, but only for Fonseca. Davis missed weight prior to the fight and wasn’t eligible to claim the world title.
Despite that, ‘Tank’ didn’t fail to showcase his top-tier boxing skills. He toyed with Fonseca throughout the fight before unloading a barrage of shots in round eight. Francisco Fonseca displayed his warrior spirit and offered a lot of fireworks from his end. However, it simply wasn’t enough.
Davis’ team also said that the Baltimore native wasn’t 100% on the night. Nevertheless, ‘Tank’ didn’t let that affect his performance. He landed proper shots and forced Fonseca to crumble down in round eight.
It paved the path for an interesting main event between ‘Money’ Mayweather and ‘The Notorious’ McGregor. While it was the final fight of Mayweather’s professional career, Davis’ career entered a new beginning.
Five years after the event, a potential rematch between Mayweather and McGregor is allegedly in the early stages of development. Meanwhile, Gervonta Davis is now a three-division champion, currently holding the WBA (Regular) Lightweight belt.