Could we see Gervonta Davis vs. Robert Easter in 2018?

C Johnson

Chris lives in U.S.A. He loves attending shows and chatting to boxing stars and sharing his opinion. He likes to write about UK and USA boxing news and you can read various news story’s ranging from interviews to opinion pieces.

KO Boxing Forum

As 2018 kicks off, there are a variety of appealing fights lined up already for the first quarter of the year.

If you are looking for action in the welterweight class, fights like Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios and Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson are sure to entertain. And while we may not be seeing the heavyweight title duel between champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder right away, it’s good to know that each man has a quality opponent lined up; Wilder faces former WBA heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz on March 3 while it looks like Joshua will be meeting WBO champion Joseph Parker in late March.

In addition to those aforementioned bouts, we very well could be seeing Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin again on May 5, and there are other stars and champions such as Jorge Linares, Mikey Garcia, Oleksandr Usyk, Gilberto Ramirez, Miguel Berchelt, Kell Brook, Sergey Kovalev, and many more fighting in the coming months.

See Also

One man with any important assignment is IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr., who faces off with former champion Javier Fortuna on the Spence vs. Peterson undercard. The match is set to take place on Jan. 20th from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Easter vs. Fortuna matchup is an interesting one, but the Ohio-born champion should be favored to win, based on his improvement as a champion, as well as his advantages in size and reach.

But if Easter is to be successful, what could be on tap for him the rest of the year? One of the sport’s rising champions, Easter is a colorful character and deserves to be in some big fights.

But at 135 pounds, despite all of the great talent, it seems that Easter may be without a high-profile opponent for the moment. The division’s WBC champion, Mikey Garcia, is scheduled for a Feb. 10 fight vs. IBF junior weltterweight champion Sergey Lipinets, and after that he has expressed interest in an unification vs. WBA champion Jorge Linares.

Former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan was an interesting option, but he recently moved up in weight, and will now be facing off with undefeated Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO junior welterweight title.

So who may Easter face this year in a big match? How about former IBF junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis? It’s not a fight that is always discussed, but one that could be interesting for several reasons.

For one, Easter’s promoter, Adrien Broner of About Billions Promotions, got into a little bit of an online scuffle with Davis last year, as the Baltimore-born Davis called for a future showdown at 140 pounds with Broner, from Cincinnati.

At the time, as the two men were taking to Instagram to address one another, Broner suggested Davis face off with his fighter, Robert Easter Jr., instead. Time went by, Broner and Davis reconciled, and talk of such a fight died down.

But it could possibly be a great matchup. For one, we saw Davis lose his title this past August when he came in overweight for a defense vs. Francisco Fonseca on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor undercard. Davis, who won via TKO via Fonseca, claims he is still going to compete at 130 pounds, but a move up north seems inevitable.

And if Davis were to move up to the lightweight division later this year, Easter stands as a great opponent. It would be a matchup between two fighters on the rise. Easter is a boxer-puncher who controls distance and knows how to mix it up as well.

Davis is one of the most explosive fighters in the sport, and his unorthodox style is hard to figure out. Would he be able to chop Easter down or would he have too much trouble on his hands trying to figure out how to handle a champion in a new weight class?

Don’t be surprised if talk of this fight again comes up later this year.

Read more articles about: ,

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.



John Riel Casimero on the hunt for new opponent as…

John Riel Casimero on the hunt for new opponent as Naoya Inoue fight seems unlikely

WBO bantamweight champion John Riel ‘Quadro Alas’ Casimero 29-4 (20) has opted to stay in the US rather than return home to the Philippines as he waits to secure a fight. Casimero surprised many when he knocked out South African world champion Zol…

Maurice Hooker labels Regis Prograis a coward, says fight won't…

Maurice Hooker labels Regis Prograis a coward, says fight won't happen below 145lb

Former WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice ‘Mighty Mo’ Hooker 27-1-3 (18) has lashed out at former WBA champion Regis ‘Rougarou’ Prograis 24-1 (20) after their proposed fight fell through. Hooker and Prograis were expected to fight before the…

Oscar De La Hoya insists he is serious about ring…

Oscar De La Hoya insists he is serious about ring return

Oscar De La Hoya insists he is serious about a comeback 12 years after his last pro fight. The 47-year-old Californian hasn’t fought since being stopped on his stool at the end of round eight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in December 2008. …

Chris Eubank Jr ready for Canelo Alvarez in September

Chris Eubank Jr ready for Canelo Alvarez in September

Chris Eubank Jr 29-2 (22) has demanded a shot at world middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 53-1-2 (36). The 30-year-old Brit has strung together three wins since losing a 12-round points decision to George Groves two years ago, including v…

Mike Tyson calls for Deontay Wilder to "grow up"

Mike Tyson calls for Deontay Wilder to

Mike Tyson wants to see former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder 42-1-1 (41) become more dedicated to boxing ahead of his third fight with conqueror Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21). The due have fought twice already with the first bout ending in a co…

Jason Moloney could face John Riel Casimero on Lomachenko-Lopez undercard

Jason Moloney could face John Riel Casimero on Lomachenko-Lopez undercard

Bantamweight contender Jason ‘Mayhem’ Moloney 21-1 (18) could be in line for a shot at WBO champion John Riel Casimero 29-4 (20) according to broadcaster Ben Damon. Moloney scored a dominant seventh-round stoppage of rugged Mexican Leonardo Baez i…


Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24