Gervonta Davis, the WBA light-weight champion, has taken many without warning by asserting his conversion to Islam.
The revelation was made by way of a video posted by fellow boxer Badou Jack on X, gaining consideration on December 24.
The submit obtained a heat response from the Islamic neighborhood, with congratulatory messages and welcoming remarks.
“Alhamdulillah,” a social media person wrote. “Welcome to the Ummah brother. We ask Allah to maintain you steadfast on the siratul mustaqeem.”
One other added: “Could Allah shield him from evil and information him in the direction of the most effective this life and the hereafter has to supply him. Ameen.”
Nonetheless, there was additionally a subset of people who criticized Davis for his resolution, citing considerations about his persona and questioning the sincerity of his conversion.
But to turn out to be unified champion
Boasting an undefeated document of 29-0, Davis is a extremely common boxer. Regardless of his success, he’s but to win an undisputed light-weight title or turn out to be a unified champion.
With Devin Haney leaving the division in 2023, alternatives have opened up for Davis to pursue these achievements. His final struggle was in April, the place he secured a TKO victory over Ryan Garcia.
Whereas his future opponents stay unsure, there are rumors of a rematch with Garcia or potential bouts towards Haney or Shakur Stevenson. Because the newly promoted WBA light-weight champion, Davis is anticipated to defend his title in 2024.