Iron Mike was replaced by a wor­thy ath­lete from the younger gen­er­a­tion.

Box­ing leg­end Mike Tyson had such a fear­some rep­u­ta­tion in the late 1980s that he was dubbed “The Bad­dest Man on the Plan­et.” Now that 57-year-old Tyson has com­plet­ed his pro­fes­sion­al career and has become a calmer man, it’s time to pass on his title of “bad guy” to the younger gen­er­a­tion.

Dur­ing the Hot­box­in pod­cast with sports jour­nal­ist Stephen A. Smith, Iron Mike spoke about his suc­ces­sor. He said that three-divi­sion world cham­pi­on Ger­von­ta Davis is tru­ly the “bad guy in box­ing” today. The TV pre­sen­ter did not argue with Davis’ assess­ment in and out­side the ring.

Smith called Davis a “mon­ster” and added that many peo­ple under­es­ti­mate the 28-year-old’s box­ing abil­i­ties.

Davis has not lost a single fight in his professional career.

Ger­von­ta Davis is a pro­fes­sion­al box­er from the Unit­ed States. He is the cur­rent world cham­pi­on in three weight cat­e­gories: WBA 1st wel­ter­weight (2021–present), WBA light­weight cham­pi­on (2019–present), for­mer WBA Super world cham­pi­on ( 2018–2019, 2020–2021) and IBF (2017) in the 2nd feath­er­weight divi­sion.

The box­er had 29 fights, 27 of which end­ed in knock­outs for his oppo­nents. He has not yet suf­fered a sin­gle defeat in his pro­fes­sion­al career.

In April 2023, Davis knocked out box­er Ryan Gar­cia, who was also unde­feat­ed before this fight. Out­side the ring, both ath­letes spoke unflat­ter­ing­ly about each oth­er, which added a spe­cial spice to the fight. It became the biggest com­mer­cial fight of the year. Accord­ing to rumors, Davis and Gar­cia made a bet that the win­ner of the fight would also take the loser’s fee. If that’s the case, then Davis made a decent amount of mon­ey dur­ing the evening.

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