Gervonta “The One” Davis is a professional boxer, born on November 7, 1994 and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently trains at the Upton Boxing Center in downtown Baltimore, Maryland and at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV under the guidance of his longtime boxing coach, Calvin Ford.
When Gervonta Davis was five years old, he was involved in a neighborhood altercation. To prevent him from going down a negative path, his uncles James Walker and Edwin Hanks brought him to Upton Boxing Gym in Baltimore, Maryland. When Davis saw kids boxing in the ring, he became interested in the sport. Qaadir Gurley, a boxer at the gym, noticed Davis had talent at an early age, and suggested that Davis train with his father, Calvin Ford.
By age fourteen, he began traveling to amateur boxing tournaments, and rarely lost. During the next two years, Davis won the Police Athletic League Tournament (PAL) twice; Ringside tournament twice; and the Silver Gloves once. At that point, Davis requested that Ford allow him to turn professional. Ford insisted that Davis win a national title, and then he would consider his request. In the 2012 National Golden Gloves Championship held in Las Vegas, Davis walked away with another victory by defeating Joseph Rodriguez by decision. He finished his amateur career with a record of 206-15. On February 22, 2013, Gervonta Davis made his professional debut at the age of eighteen, defeating Desi Williams by first round knockout.
In early 2014, Gervonta Davis signed with boxing manager/advisor Al Haymon. In June of 2015, Davis met Floyd Mayweather during one of Adrien Broner’s training camps. Later that year, he went on to sign with Mayweather Promotions and has fought a total of eight times under the Mayweather Promotions banner; all of which have resulted in KO victories. The most recent of those victories took place on April 21, 2018 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY against Jesus Cuellar. Since signing with Mayweather Promotions, Davis has exemplified nothing but hard work and determination as well as the confidence in himself of being “The One.” Davis currently holds a record of 20-0-0 with 19 KO’s. In the future, Davis hopes to capture world titles and make millions of dollars inside the boxing ring so that he can achieve financial stability through business deals outside the ring that will enable him to take care of his family and motivate young people from similar backgrounds to believe in their dreams.