Gervonta Davis Says Watching Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Will Help Him in His Next Fight

Published 06/11/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
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’s exhibition bout against YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul has attracted heaps of criticism. Fans and critics across the globe showed their disapproval of the fight and criticized both fighters’ performances. However, two-weight world champion Gervonta Davis has given a surprising take on the bout.

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Davis, who fights under ‘The Mayweather Promotions’ will return to the ring on June 26 to face super-lightweight champion, Mario Barrios. Like Mayweather against Paul, ‘Tank’ will go into the bout with a massive physical disadvantage. And he has now claimed that watching his idol against ‘The Maverick’ will help him.

Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The 24-0 boxer spoke to FightHype.com on YouTube and said, “I definitely was watching, you know, trying to get pointers from Floyd fighting. Because that guy was a much bigger fighter and he was heavy. Way heavier than Floyd. So I definitely was watching it just to get pointers from Floyd.”

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Many questioned how Mayweather would deal with an opponent over 30 pounds heavier. However, ‘Money’ dominated throughout and showed why he is one of the best. Thus, ‘Tank’ is confident he can do the same to Barrios.

Difference between Gervonta Davis and Mario Barrios

The comments from the two-weight WBO champion showed he wants to emulate Mayweather and beat a bigger opponent to cement his place as one of the best. However, this will be harder considering Barrios is not a YouTuber with three previous fights. Instead, he is an unbeaten world champion.

El Azteca’ stands at 5-feet-10-inches and has a reach of 71-inches; ‘Tank’ stands at 5-feet-5 ½ -inches and has a reach of 67 ½ inches.

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However, there will be not much weight difference considering both fighters will have to make 140-lbs two days before the bout. Only time will tell if Davis can better Mayweather and knockout a bigger opponent.

What do you make of these comments from Gervonta Davis? Do you think he should look at the Mayweather vs. Paul bout as an example?

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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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