Sean O’Malley responds after Gervonta Davis’ trainer claims ‘Tank’ would finish him in the first round

By Susan Cox - August 30, 2023

Sean O’Malley is responding after Gervonta Davis’ trainer claimed that ‘Tank’ would finish him in the first round.

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It was at UFC 292 where Sean O’Malley (17-1 MMA) became the new UFC bantamweight champion, after finishing Aljamain Sterling (23-4 MMA) by KO in round two.

Following the victory, ‘Suga’ indicated his interest in boxing Gervonta Davis as well as defending his newly acclaimed title against Marlon Vera (21-8 MMA). It was Vera who handed O’Malley his only loss in the Octagon back in August of 2020 at UFC 252.

Gervonta Davis has a record of 29 wins and 0 losses in his professional boxing career, 27 of those wins via knockout.

During an interview with ‘ES News’ that Kenny Ellis, Gervonta Davis’ coach, spoke about a hypothetical fight between Davis and O’Malley saying:

“Tank would whoop his ass, first round. S**t, any top lightweight would beat him — Tank, Shakur, Haney, all them guys would beat him, (because) they’re boxers. All of them would knock him out.”

Concluding, Ellis said of Sean O’Malley:

“He’s not a boxer, he doesn’t have professional punches. He’s an MMA fighter, they don’t perfect punches like boxers.”

Well, Sean O’Malley had a few words for Ellis during his recent ‘TimboSugarShow’ podcast:

“I don’t know how to f*cking punch, by the way if you guys didn’t know that, I got a decent right hand, I got a pretty good left hand. Dude, I f*cking rocked Petr (Yan) with a left hand, dropped Petr with my right hand, then dropped Aljo (Aljamain Sterling) with my right hand. So, I can throw a punch or two.”

Continuing the 28 year old champion said:

“That fight’s gonna happen someday, I swear to f*cking God, dude. When I have these feelings, like these true deep feelings, like I’m gonna be world champ, I would tell anybody, look them in the eyes and tell them that ’cause I knew it was gonna happen. I have that same feeling about fighting Gervonta. Like, it’s gonna f*cking happen.”

Taking to ‘Twitter‘, O’Malley also responded with a message for Ellis saying:

“Lolz (dude’s) 5’2.”

For the record, Gervonta Davis is 5 feet 5.5 inches tall.

Would you like to see Sean O’Malley vs Gervonta Davis in the boxing ring? Do you think ‘Suga’ could hand ‘Tank’ his first loss?

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