Gervonta Davis is a rising star in the boxing world and has solidified his position as one of the most formidable pound-for-pound punchers in the sport. In June, he claimed the WBA super-lightweight world title by defeating Mario Barrios.
Formerly under Floyd Mayweather’s supervision, Davis won all his 27 bouts without suffering a loss. 25 of those wins came by way of knockout.
Standing at a modest 5 feet 5 inches, Davis predominantly competes in the super-featherweight and lightweight divisions. Despite his smaller stature, the Baltimore-native possesses a level of power that strikes fear into the hearts of his opponents before they even step foot into the ring.
This was more apparent in 2019 when Deontay Wilder called him out, and he accepted the PBC Boxing punch bag challenge.
Wilder is a well-known hard-hitting boxer who sent a video message to Davis and former world title contender Dominic Breazeale. In the video, he challenged them both to surpass his record-breaking 927 on the machine.
Davis went up to take his shot despite being around six stone lighter than Wilder at the time. Astonishingly, he delivered a jaw-dropping score of 939 on his very first attempt.
In contrast, Breazeale managed a score of only 889 and even suggested foul play by host Kate Abdo.
Even the legendary Mike Tyson has become an ardent admirer of Davis. He called him the greatest boxer around now after witnessing Davis’ win against Barrios.
It’s interesting to note, MMA icon Francis Ngannou set a world record for the hardest punch ever measured during a visit to the UFC Performance Institute in 2017. Ngannou’s punch recorded a staggering 129161 units, surpassing the previous record. He is known for his one punch knock out power and is a dominant figure in the MMA world.
A 122,000 unit off-balance upper cut punch was scored by Francis Ngannou. He also has a speed power of 51,064 foot pounds per second, which is the same as a small family car’s horsepower.
We’d be really curious to see how the two compared, all things considered.