Ben “The Bane” Davis has taken the MMA community by storm in recent years, bursting onto the scene with his witty tweets and unrivaled passion for commentating fights across the globe. While Davis, 23, is most popular for his exceptional way with words, it’ll be his hands that will be doing the talking when he goes toe-to-toe with the son of combat sports icon Anderson Silva at Misfits Boxing 009 on September 23 in Newcastle, England.
While the rising play-by-play superstar enters the fray as a massive underdog, Davis is confident that he will get the job done and effectively shock the world in his influencer boxing debut.
“I’m a guy who is consistently underestimated. I’m going to be overlooked heading into this one. And I think I’m gonna surprise a couple of people,” Davis said in an interview with Cageside Press. “I’m thinking fourth round TKO or I will get it done on the scorecards. Listen, I’m gonna be there late… I’m gonna be there when he doesn’t want me there. And when he’s sitting in between rounds and looking across, and I’m staring right back at his ass – I think I can break him.”
“The Bane” began his career by commentating Esports, or what he calls “the biggest backdoor entry to play-by-play there’s ever been.” Backdoor or not, he managed to parlay his Esports work into a highly impressive network, providing insightful play-by-play commentary for numerous high-level promotions that can be found on UFC Fight Pass. Davis worked back-to-back events to begin the month, starting with Uriah Faber’s A1 Combat in Los Angeles on September 1, before making his way to Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship (APFC) in Indiana where he called fights alongside UFC Welterweight Belal Muhammad, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and Boston Anik, twin brother of longtime UFC commentator Jon Anik.
While it is clear that Davis has had his hands full with media work as of late, his budding play-by-play career hasn’t stopped him from launching a full fight camp in preparation for his upcoming bout with two-time kickboxing champion Gabriel Silva.
“I’m doing my camp at Arizona Combat Sports. “Showtime” Seth Wheeler will be my head coach preparing me for the fight – he’s one of the best strikers in the state,” Davis said. “I’ve already had such a fun year, this would be a great feather in the cap – to be able to go out there and execute the game plan that Seth and I are cooking up and to come out victorious – I think it’s a real possibility.”
In addition to training in his home state of Arizona, Davis and Wheeler are set to travel to Florida to get some work in with Billy Quarantillo, one of the most electrifying strikers in the UFC featherweight division. “The Bane” is well aware of the gap in fighting experience between Silva and himself, but he has been training hard and is ready to put on a show for the fans in attendance and viewers from around the world.
“It’s a mountain to climb, but I’m prepared for it. Win, lose, or draw – I’m going to go in there and leave it all in the ring,” Davis said.
Ben “The Bane” Davis takes on Gabriel Silva at Misfits Boxing 009 on September 23 in Newcastle, England.