Floyd Mayweather: “Gervonta Davis is One of the Biggest Names in the Sport of Boxing”

Published 10/30/2020, 1:35 PM EDT


Floyd Mayweather gave an update on Gervonta Davis’ next move. Davis, who is a Mayweather Promotions fighter, will fight Leo Santa Cruz on October 31.

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With Teofimo Lopez beating Vasyl Lomachenko, there was talk of a fight between Davis and Lopez. Mayweather gave an update on these rumors ahead of the fight between the undefeated champion and the experienced Santa Cruz.

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Speaking to Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith of ESPN on an episode of ‘The First Take’, Mayweather confirmed that it won’t be Tank’s next fight. However, he said that his company and Davis are not avoiding the fight. He explained by saying:

“If you guys are basically asking, Tank is not scared of anyone. The reason why we are not able to make certain fights with Top Rank is because of — it just, like I said before, and I talked about this other day as far as so many belts, so many champions.

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Despite this, Mayweather said that the fight could happen. He said, “But if we can sit down and come to the table, I think if Tank gets past Leo, which I truly believe he can. It may not be easy, but then we move on, and we fight one more fight. Then, hopefully, a fight with Teofimo can be made.” Thus, giving fans hope that we can see that fight in the future.

Floyd Mayweather on dealing with Top Rank

The legendary boxer explained why it’s so difficult to make that fight. He said, “It’s just hard to deal with Top Rank. It’s not easy like you think it is. It’s not easy just to sit down and say, ‘Well, I want this to happen because you’ve got guys that are very greedy and say, ‘Well, we want this and we want this,’ when we know Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is one of the biggest names in the sport of boxing.”

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This is a situation synonymous with boxing. When you have two big-name boxers, with different promoters, it is always difficult. The fact that Davis’ camp wants the fight might make it a little easier. Lopez has already expressed his ideal plans. Hopefully, we see this fight sooner rather than later.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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