By Shawn Craddick
Gervonta Davis had a stellar amateur career. He hails from Baltimore, Maryland and had a record of 206-15. Currently he is 6-0, 6KO's in the Professional ranks. Gervonta grew up in the rough streets of Baltimore and he wants to bring inspiration to the kids and adults that anything is possible and you can make it. His family was riddled in the drug life and at 8 yrs old Davis tried to smoke weed but soon realized it wasn't for him.
Calvin Ford runs the Upton Boxing Center and he sees alot of potential in Davis. Ford was at one time a lieutenant in the group that ran the notorious Lexington Terrace drug trade during the 1980s and was the inspiration for the character Dennis "Cutty" Wise on "The Wire".
Ford had alot of boxers that came or went or got in trouble. That was his hope in those young boys but the streets keep calling. However he has found new life in Gervonta Davis. Apparently AL Haymon has found hope in Davis also. From our understanding AL Haymon has signed this young kid to his stable of fighters. Any kid that has the will to fight the streets to survive and translate it to the boxing ring is one to look out for. Gervonta's next fight is March 17th in Boston. This kid might be the next best secret out of Baltimore. Stay on the look out.