Gary Russell Jr. – Gervonta Davis Hasn’t Faced AnyOne With My Skillset

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Gary Russell Jr. has made clear he wants to fight Baltimore knockout artist Gervonta Davis because he wants to prove the Baltimore knockout artist has only been fighting people with a weight disadvantage.

Russell Jr., who holds the WBC featherweight champion has been so open about his opinion about Davis and calls him a weight bully especially in his last fight against former four division champion Leo Santa Cruz, which ended with a sixth round Knockout in favour of the TMT fighter after five complete competitive rounds.

Davis uncorked a out-of-this-world uppercut in the six round of the encounter with Santa Cruz, leaving him unconscious on the canvas for several minutes.

“Leo [Santa Cruz] was a smaller guy that was beating Tank’s ass, if people want to be realistic about it,” Russell, a D.C. native, said on The Last Stand Podcast. “He was touching Tank. In my personal opinion, Leo won at least, to be fair, at least a clear 4 of the 6 rounds that I had seen. Clear. I’m talking about crystal clear. Tank was getting knots on his head and eyes and everything. Man, matchmakers.”

The knockout was later recognised as the Knockout Of The Year but Gary Russell Jr, wasn’t so impressed with Davis performance against a fighter coming up from a lower weight class.

Gervonta Davis Kos Leo Santa Cruz
Gervonta Davis Defeats Leo Santa Cruz

“Leo [Santa Cruz] was a smaller guy that was beating Tank’s ass, if people want to be realistic about it,” Russell, a D.C. native, said on The Last Stand Podcast. “He was touching Tank. In my personal opinion, Leo won at least, to be fair, at least a clear 4 of the 6 rounds that I had seen. Clear. I’m talking about crystal clear. Tank was getting knots on his head and eyes and everything. Man, matchmakers.”

Davis (24-0, 23 KOs), has had issues making weight in the past and has lost belts due to this issues while moving through 130 and 135, recently moving down to 126 pound to win a title but that doesn’t seem to impress the DC. based fighter.

“Who cares [about Davis],” Russell continued. “He fought a Leo Santa who was originally a 122-pounder, realistically. Before that he moved up to 126 and he did his thing. He became a champion at 126. But [Davis] based his whole career fighting off of smaller people. Smaller guys, everybody he’s fought has been moving up in weight.”

Russell Jr, plans on exposing this attribute about Davis but will also own a size disadvantage, if placed in the ring with Davis. This he feels will be made up for with his skills.

“[The other fighters] don’t have the skillset or the intellect of mine,” Russell said.

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