Wednesday, March 30, 2016
'Tank' Davis Honored By City Of Baltimore!
(Photo by Lorin Chvotkin)
Earlier this month during a media workout session in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, undefeated super featherweight Gervonta "Tank" Davis was given special recognition by Baltimore city for his leadership and community work.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (shown with Davis) was on hand at the Upton Boxing Center to present a certificate of recognition to Davis. Mayor Rawlings-Blake had this to say about Davis.
“It is great to see Gervonta Davis accomplish so much and I know that this is just the beginning. He is a role model to all the young men and women who come to Upton Boxing, and the youth of Baltimore look up to him. He carries himself with respect, and he has pride for his hometown. To be a great boxer, you must be disciplined, you must train hard, and you must be dedicated. Although Tank is only 21 years old, his achievements illustrate his commitment to these principles. I am so very proud of him. I am excited for his next fight on April 1.”
That Friday, April 1 bout will be at the DC Armory in Washington, DC when Davis (14-0, 13 KO's) will take on Guillermo Avila of Tijuana, MX in a 10-round bout that will be shown live on Spike TV beginning at 9 PM ET.
Davis spoke to BATB about his April 1 contest and the special recognition from his hometown.