Leonard Ellerbe Reveals the Impact Floyd Mayweather Has on Gervonta Davis

Published 07/02/2021, 9:30 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)


There have been countless pugilists in the boxing universe who’ve stirred the sport. And the undefeated kingpin, Floyd Mayweather, is one such boxer on that list. In a brief span of time, Mayweather became a fan favorite, and with his actions, he inspired an entire generation of upcoming boxing talents. He has many young guns under his wing who are creating a positive impact in boxing. The biggest among these is Gervonta Davis.

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Recently, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, interacted with Behind The Gloves and revealed the impact Mayweather has had on ‘Tank’.

‘”Tank’ is, he’s following Floyd’s lead with just. Floyd’s taught him how to deal with the media, to how to continue to humble yourself to train better, to how you deal with women. How you deal with so many different things.”

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“And just how to deal with day-to-day life, the pressures that it comes with when you become a star, especially at a young age, everybody wants your time and Floyd’s taught him so many things,” he said.

Gervonta Davis spends most of his time with ‘TBE’. He shares a sublime bond with the boxing great and he’s often expressed his wish to be like ‘Money’.

‘Tank’, in all of his fights, looks to impress his idol, Floyd Mayweather. In his last fight against Mario Barrios, Davis pulled off a thriller and impressed everyone, including ‘Money’.

Is Gervonta Davis a modern-era Floyd Mayweather?

Until now, Gervonta Davis has unquestionably followed Floyd Mayweather’s footsteps. This is because he’s annihilated every opponent thrown in front of him, thus retaining his undefeated stint.

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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)

Moreover, ‘Tank’ is an even terrifying version of Floyd Mayweather, because he employs his defense coupled with his paramount power to tackle his adversaries.

That said, with the form Davis is currently going in, it’s safe to admit that he’s the modern era, Floyd Mayweather. He still has a long career to trace and it’ll be intriguing to see how he stages the same.

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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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