In many ways, it’s incredible that Gervonta Davis has made it to this point.
Gervonta Davis required three trips to the scales yesterday before making weight for tonight’s IBF super-featherweight title defence against Liam Walsh, leading the English challenger to believe that the unbeaten champion’s preparations may not have been as smooth as he suggested.
Walsh (21-0, 14KOs) has mainly impressed at domestic level and holds solid wins over the likes of Paul Appleby, Scott Harrison, Joe Murray and Gary Sykes.
“I don’t think he’s completely overrated, but I think there are still a lot of questions to be asked of him”.
He is supremely confident and believes his experience will be a telling factor.
Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father of Mayweather, said earlier this month that his son would “beat the s-t” out of McGregor if they fought. How would he hang in a tough fight? I have one of the best in the business backing me. I feel like I’ve been in longer fights. “PESPT0015027-topic.html” class=”local_link” >Floyd Mayweather Jr. called Davis after that showcase fight in Brooklyn, N.Y., he must not look past fights like Saturday’s. “I’m gonna win. I’m going to give every last ounce of what I’ve got”.
They will likely be cheering for the home fighter Walsh.
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, went so far as to dispute that fan support would be one-sided, saying British boxing fans who had seen Davis against Pedraza – drilling right hooks, taunting the champ midfight, lowering his guard to show he could not be touched – would flock to his corner.
Davis vs. Walsh is part of a split-site, four-fight SHOWTME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast that begins on Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.
It was certainly an unexpected victory, even more so the manner in which it was achieved. This kid has dynamite in both hands.
He has stopped all but one of his opponents to date but apart from Pedraza and Cristobal Cruz (TKO3) there are no familiar names.
Two world title eliminators will round out the quadrupleheader.
“I’m actually excited to fight in the United Kingdom”. Getting the world title is a step closer to where I want to be. “He also tells me to work hard and stay away from people that aren’t trying to see me do great things”. I want to be the next star of boxing. He doesn’t want to embarrass himself and it gets more out of him. It takes more than just one performance.
Mayweather is not the only boxing veteran who mentors Davis.
But he will be fighting outside the USA for the first time in his professional career in front of an expected raucous crowd.
WBC and WBO super-lightweight world champion Crawford is very much the man to beat at 140-pounds but against the Dominican Republic’s Diaz he will need to be at the very top of his game if he hopes to continue his dominance of the division.
The war of words continued even after the press conference had ended, but this time with Mayweather surrounded by bodyguards.