WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Showcases His Slick Defense Against Gervonta Davis on Virtual Reality

January 15, 2021 5:30 pm

Floyd Mayweather and Gervonta Davis have shared a close relationship over the years. Gervonta Davis grew up admiring the legendary boxer and signed with Mayweather promotions. 

Recently, the undefeated fighters hung out together, and ‘Money’ displayed some of his trademark defensive skills against the young champion.

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)

In the latest video on ESNEWS, the champion was seen testing out a boxing game on virtual reality. As he was testing it out, Mayweather trolled him. He went in front of him and dodged his punches. This gave fans a glimpse of the old Floyd Mayweather and maybe a sign of what is to come on February 20.

This is not the first instance where the two have spent time together. Mayweather has taken Davis under his wing and wants him to follow in his footsteps. Therefore, there have been multiple occasions where they’ve been seen together outside of the sport.

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

What’s next for Floyd Mayweather and Gervonta Davis?

Despite them enjoying time outside the gym, both fighters are gearing up for their next big fight. Floyd Mayweather will take on YouTube sensation Logan Paul in an exhibition fight in just over a months’ time, while Davis is yet to get confirmation on his fight.

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 01: Gervonta Davis talks with Floyd Mayweather (R) back stage before fighting Guillermo Avila of Mexico (not pictured) in their super featherweights bout at the DC Armory on April 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

There has been a lot of back-and-forth between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia since Garcia’s victory. Both have made it clear that they want to face each other and given their global profiles, it will be a massive fight for the sport.

Therefore, it will be down to Floyd Mayweather, and his team to get this fight made. However, we could have to wait until he gets past his exhibition fight against Logan Paul. Who do you think Gervonta Davis should fight next?

Leonardo Carvalho

Leonardo Carvalho is a boxing journalist at EssentiallySports. His love for the sport stems from the fact that he is an athlete who has played soccer at a high level for several years; he represented his state at a National Level meet. His passion for soccer and fitness led him to admire the challenges of a boxer, and he now writes about the sport he has learned to love. His favorite boxers are Anthony Joshua and Caleb Plant.

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