Floyd Mayweather Pinpoints How He and Gervonta Davis Has Similar Haters- “They’ll Praise Canelo.”

Published 12/14/2021, 8:00 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather isn’t ready to let anyone demean Gervonta Davis’ recent win against Isaac Cruz for the WBA lightweight title. In a 12-round slug-fest, ‘Tank’ secured a decision win for the second time in his career. Although several people had expected a highlight-reel KO from him, Davis struggled to dominate his opponent this time.

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He could find ways to win but also felt the heat coming from Cruz’s end throughout the bout. Following the outcome, several critics lashed at Davis and even claimed how the result could have been in Isaac Cruz’s favor. However, Floyd Mayweather has snubbed all those claims and has explained the root cause behind these accusations.

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‘TBE’ Mayweather said, “We all know Tank boxed circles around that guy. Was the guy very aggressive? Did he land some big shots? It’s all about an exciting fight. He did that, but he clearly got beat. He know he didn’t win. You know, and me just being in the fight game … they don’t wanna see Tank win because they feel like it’s beatin’ me, because I dominated the fight game for so long. These same writers out here, they’ll praise Canelo.” (H/T:- Boxing Scene)

Although Canelo Alvarez has nothing to do in the lightweight division, Mayweather still picked on his former rival to back up Gervonta Davis. Having beaten a 23-year-old Alvarez back in 2013, Mayweather has ruled out any reports which cited the Mexican as a better fighter than Floyd Mayweather.

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The comparison of Alvarez and Mayweather is still relevant, and both sides have different opinions to throw. Having said so, Gervonta Davis seems a fan of Alvarez and is pretty happy with his success in the 135 lbs roster.

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Is Gervonta Davis really a lightweight kingpin?

After Canelo Alvarez captured Caleb Plant’s IBF belt to become the undisputed super middleweight champion, Davis took to social media and claimed himself to be the ‘Canelo Alvarez’ of the lightweight division. Akin to Alvarez, Davis has also claimed world titles in multiple divisions. Moreover, ‘Tank’ is still undefeated. But to gain Alvarez’s stature, ‘Tank’ still has a lot to attain.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 21: Gervonta Davis celebrates after he TKO’s Jesus Cuellar in the third round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Championship bout at Barclays Center on April 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

He is undoubtedly a top-tier lightweight champion but hasn’t faced the best from the lot. Unless Gervonta Davis unifies his belts, it will be unfair to claim him to be the lightweight kingpin. But he clearly has the potential to clean sweep the division.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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