Boxing News At Five | Feb 11 2019

Boxing News at Five: Gervonta Davis to release Tenshin in April, bare-knuckle boxers prepare for the Trigon Triangle

Gervonta Davis is linked to an April fight against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, and a bare-knuckle boxing company introduce the Trigon Triangle to the fight world
Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather v Tenshin Nasukawa  |  Action Images/REUTERS/Issei Kato

IT will probably amount to no more than a painfully unfunny private joke, but apparently Gervonta Davis, the WBA super-featherweight champion, is booked in to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in April. That’s according to Floyd Mayweather, the joker in the pack.

Though it’s best to forget it ever happened, Mayweather and Nasukawa joined forces to produce a farcical ‘fight’ on New Year’s Eve, for which the American was handsomely paid , and now it seems ‘Tank’ Davis, Mayweather’s mate, wants a piece of the action, too.

Speaking after the 24-year-old’s impressive demolition of Hugo Ruiz to win the WBA super-featherweight title, Mayweather told reporters, “We’re thinking May (for his next fight), if that’s okay with him.