Gervonta Davis certain of dethroning Jose Pedraza of IBF title

Tom Casino

Floyd Mayweather prospect Gervonta Davis heads into his first world title shot full of confidence as the 22 year-old bids to take Jose Pedraza’s IBF super-featherweight belt on January 14.

Fifteen stoppages in sixteen wins have been deemed experience enough to through Davis in with a tough champion in Pedraza, although the fighter himself has no doubts about his ability.

“Pedraza is a tough opponent. We’re going to work hard in camp and be ready to fight on January 14,” said Davis.

“There’s nothing Pedraza can bring to the ring that I haven’t seen before. I’ve been battle-tested inside the ring and outside the ring.

“He’s going to have to kill me to retain his title. I’m coming home a champion. There’s no doubt about it.

“I’m going to steal the show on January 14. I’m going to get Pedraza out of there and then work to unify the division against the other champs.”

Pedraza responded to Davis with a warning that the challenger should be careful what he wishes for.

“I expect this to be a very exciting fight. I’m going to be ready for anything that Davis will bring into the ring. I’m going to take care of business,” said the champion.

“If Davis says he has to be killed to be beaten, then he’s going to have to go down.

“I’m sorry for Davis to be signed for Mayweather, because when I take away his undefeated record, I’m going to feel like I beat Mayweather.”