“I’m Proud of Him” – Floyd Mayweather Gives Immediate Reaction to Gervonta Davis’s Win Over Mario Barrios

Published 06/27/2021, 2:18 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)


The boxing fans witnessed an action-packed Saturday night with Gervonta Davis smothering Mario Barrios in a high-voltage title fight. This contest was among the most awaited bouts of 2021 and the buzz created around it was surreal. Both the fighters went all out against each other with their A-game and kept the fans on their toes.

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Moreover, Davis’s long-time idol and inspiration, Floyd Mayweather, was ringside for this fight. Hence, ‘Money’ saw his disciple’s magnetic performance from close quarters.

In the post-fight interview, Mayweather shared some words of wisdom for ‘Tank’. He said, “He got the potential. When I met ‘Tank’ he was 14-15 years old. I told him I’ll make you a world champion and you’ll be one of the best someday. So I’m proud of him and thank everybody here for coming out.”

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As the fight began, Davis began executing his plan by cutting the distance between him and Mario Barrios. With his slick defense, ‘Tank’ employed his power-packed punches and remained fairly successful with the same. He had countless moments in the ring wherein he completely overshadowed his adversary.

But ‘El Azteca’ also had a formidable game plan. He, too, had his fair and share of moments inside the ring. Both the boxers exchanged enormous punches, but in the end, it was Davis who had an edge over his foe.

Overall, this fight was one of the best bouts of 2021. It seemed a 50-50 fight until the time ‘Tank’ finished Barrios in round 11.

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With a win over Barrios, the Maryland native improved his immaculate track record to 25 wins. He put on a performance of his life and got the desired result.

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Now, with such an exemplary track record, ‘Tank’ has placed himself on the legendary pathway. Moreover, he’s become a three-weight world champion, who’s looking super strong to go even big in his next fights.

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That said, the world will be eager to see when Davis returns to the ring. The identity of his next opponent will also be intriguing.

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What do you draw of Mayweather’s comments on ‘Tank’?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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