GERVONTA DAVIS heralded herself as the “face of boxing” after defeating Ryan Garcia in their superfight.
The American pay-per-view star defeated Garcia with a disgusting body shot in round seven in Las Vegas.
And while no world titles were at stake, 28-year-old Davis emerged from the blockbuster fight with bragging rights and his unbeaten record.
It’s catapulted the three-time champion to superstar status, with mega-battles ready to be fought.
And it’s here that SunSport pulls the best of the pack after the biggest win of Davis’ career.
The most obvious choice for Davis, 28, would be undisputed lightweight champion Haney, 24.
They have a heated past dating back to a controversial sparring session in 2015 where both claim to have beaten each other.
And while both are undefeated and at the peak of their powers, there’s no better time to bring them together.
Although Haney first has to defend his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Ukrainian superstar Vasiliy Lomachenko (35) on May 20th.
Stevenson, 25, is fast becoming one of the best boxers in the world, holding two-weight belts.
And his last fight – a stoppage against Shuichiro Yoshino – was his first at lightweight, adding to the already stacked 135-pound division.
But Davis is signed to Premier Boxing Champions – whose fights air on Showtime – while Stevenson is a Top Rank and ESPN fighter.
So it would take another rare and tricky co-promotion, as happened tonight between PBC, Golden Boy, Showtime and DAZN.
Ryan Garcia’s rematch
The fight proved to be one of the biggest in recent boxing history.
And Garcia wants a rematch with Davis, this time at super lightweight or welterweight.
The battered 24-year-old said: “Of course I’m disappointed after the fight. He did my best, he caught me with a good body shot.
“I’m going to come back stronger and yeah man hopefully one day we’ll get some wins and we can have a rematch maybe at 140 or 147.”
Again, the two Americans have a history following a sparring session in their younger days.
And when 25-year-old Lopez stunned Lomachenko in 2020, a mega fight with Davis loomed.
But he’s now in the super lightweight division — a division Davis has only boxed once in before — and returns on June 10 against Josh Taylor.
Although Lopez has welcomed Davis back to 140 in the past and Scotland’s Taylor, 30, to beat the WBO title would increase his chances.
Cruz, 24, stepped in on short notice for the fight against Davis in December 2021 after 28-year-old Rolando Romero was forced to withdraw.
And the rugged Mexican pushed the fight to the hilt, losing a close decider.
Cruz has two wins in the break since then, fueling demand for a rematch.
And after Davis failed to record a trademark KO, he may want to finish the job a second time.