BALTIMORE — Thursday night world champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis was back in West Baltimore-- the place that molded him into the fighter and man he is today.
Davis flashed his skills for the hometown crowd at the Upton Boxing Center.
“It’s getting realer by the day," Davis said. "This camp, I don’t know, I just feel like a lot of love.”
During the event he also gave back by donating around 100 tickets to his fight to kids in a local orphanage.
On July 27, Davis will become the first fighter from Baltimore in almost 80 years to defend his title in Charm City.
“I feel like when I first started when I was 7 years old,” Davis said. “We’re all on this one goal. I feel like I’m young again. I feel like I’m ready. My brothers helped me get prepared for this.”
The 24-year-old Super Featherweight Champion will defend his title against Ricardo Núñez on July 27.