Before converting to Islam, Davis belonged to the Christian faith. In addition to his achievements as a boxer, Davis is known for his charitable contributions.
American professional boxer Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, as well as boxing’s “greatest” champions such as Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, embraced Islam. The 29-year-old former three-division world champion went to pray at the ‘Dhuhr’ mosque on Sunday, where he also took the shahada (Muslim confession of faith) along with his two other friends.
Before converting to Islam, Davis belonged to the Christian faith. In addition, he still has a cross tattooed on his right arm. In addition to his achievements as a boxer, Davis is known for his charitable contributions.
WBC cruiserweight champion Badou Jack posted a warm greeting for Davis on X, which read: “Welcome to Islam brother Gervontaa. Alhamdulillah.” The post was accompanied by a video clip that showed Davis and his friends reciting the shahada. Additionally, the post was met with praise and welcoming comments. While some also mocked him and claimed that he would not be suitable.
In addition, several YouTube channels also shared a short clip. FightHype.com posted a video with the caption: “Gervonta Davis BECOME A MUSLIM; CONVERTS TO ISLAM AFTER ACCEPTING THE SHAHADAH.” Another YouTube channel, Akhi TV, also shared a video with the message: “Alhmdallah, Gervonta is now a Muslim. Mashallah. Welcome ‘Tank’ to the brotherhood.”
Many fans reacted to the news in the comments to these posts. One fan wrote: “Alhamdullilah I’ve been following his career since about 2016!!! I am honestly very happy!!!!! no lie i was having a bad day and just this message made my day!!! Welcome to Islam, brother Gervonto.”
Another fan wrote: “Welcome legend! You are joining a group of legends who have joined Islam. Muhammad Ali, Iron Mike, Devin Haney, Willi Ott and Anthony Joshua.