It has been over 20 years since then champion Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield laced up his gloves to bring championship caliber boxing to Atlanta. During this sporting sabbatical, The South in general seemed like an after thought when it comes to championship matches. Especially with marquee cities like Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles holding on to the reigns tightly, providing high energy events with big named opponents clashing in the ring as the proverbial titans that they are. Yet three men have ripped through their weight classes and have physically embodied the words the Andre 3000 (Outkast) spoke so passionately once upon a time “the South Got Something To Say”. Enter Deontay Wilder, Errol Spence Jr. and Gervonta “Tank” Davis. Three different camps, three different fighting styles and three different electrifying fighters putting a fuse in southern fight fans, that hasn’t been lit in years!
Errol Spence Jr. sold out Jerry’s world earlier this year in his hometown of Dallas Texas. His ring demeanor and swagger has put him on the map and paved the way for his fast tract to multiple belts.
The Heavy weight champion of the world has a new definition when it comes to the fierce intensity the the “Bronze Bomber” brings with every swing! Wilder stands at 6’7″ with a cut frame that usually middle of lighter weight fighters carry. But don’t let Deontay Wilder’s lack of girth fool you, he packs a punch that drops his opponents on a very regular occurrence. This is why they dub his team and fan base “The Bomb Squad”! He has a title contention coming in 2020 that is heavily anticipated! (Click here for Wilder info)
Then there’s a seemingly quiet kid out of Baltimore Maryland who is promoted by one of the most braggadocios and exciting camps that boxing has seen in years, The Money Team. Gervonta “Tank” Davis may not give you the “quotables” that some of his counterparts does, but one things for certain, he will give you all the work in the world and all the excitement you can handle in the ring! He is a hit on social media, the ladies love him and the young boxing fans idolize him. In the words of Leonard Ellerbe, Tank is the future of boxing, and the future looks bright”.