Shakur Stevenson And Gervonta Davis Have Twitter Beef

Will Twitter fingers turn into fight night possibilities?

The newest challenger to controversial Mayweather Promotions fighter Gervonta Davis has emerged. However, it is an unlikely one in Olympic bronze medalist and the other boxing wunderkind not named Devin Haney in Shakur Stevenson.

The Newark, NJ native turned Andre Ward mentee feels some type of way towards the Baltimorean and has let it be known pretty freely on Twitter. Not sure where the beef started but back in September Davis took a ghost shot at Stevenson.

https://twitter.com/Gervontaa/status/1040577508817686528

Davis who has been pretty abrasive and misogynistic on the social mediaplatform and came directly for the fighter who let it be known how he feels.

https://twitter.com/ShakurStevenson/status/1040577115425394688

Stevenson has been touted as the future of boxing as he climbs the ladder as a Top Rank prospect looking to become a contender. Managed by mogul James Prince and counting fighters like Terence Crawford as his big bro’s, Stevenson has been groomed for greatness for a long time. 

https://twitter.com/Gervontaa/status/1040576017918820353

So has Davis, who is famously the begrudging protege of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Recently,  Davis has been spending much of his time and training camps with Adrien “The Problem” Broner who is known to keep controversy and problems with him like his wave brush.

https://twitter.com/ShakurStevenson/status/1052408556400635906

Stevenson is a featherweight and Davis is currently a super featherweight champion. It is unlikely that Davis would come down in weight to fight Stevenson and Stevenson would be better served if he focused on his weight class where he shows extreme promise. Still, it’s always a great tea sipping moment when guys start beef on Twitter that might actually lead one day to a matchup, boxing politics aside.

https://twitter.com/Gervontaa/status/1052407665253601281

Only time will tell and Top Rank, Stevenson’s promoter, and Premier Boxing Champions, Davis’ contracted promotional platform, definitely do not play well but anything is possible in combat sports nowadays.

 

 

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.