Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KO) disclosed that he would need to delay his next fight after suffering from a hand injury in training.
“I hurt my hand sparring today,” tweeted Davis last February 4 but did not disclose the severity or nature of the injury.
Davis, who holds the WBA “super world” title at junior lightweight and the WBA “world” (secondary/regular) title at lightweight was seen by boxing analysts as a perfect match for Ryan Garcia, who is still undefeated in their weight class.
Davis’s last fight was against Mexico’s Leo Santa Cruz at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas during Halloween.
Davis denied that the announcement of his injury was a ploy to avoid matching up with Garcia, Devin Haney, and unified lightweight king Teofimo Lopez.
Before his injury, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe boasted that Davis was set to fight the biggest matches in 2021.
“Gervonta is going to fight in the biggest fights possible in 2021. He wants to fight anyone that we put in front of him. He’s willing to fight anybody,” said Ellerbe.
Davis has not yet announced whether his injury would need rehabilitation or how long he needs to recover.
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