Feature | May 11 2017

Gervonta Davis working ‘extra hard’ with mentor Floyd Mayweather

IBF super-heavyweight champion Gervonta Davis looks forward to Liam Walsh fight on May 20
Gervonta Davis
Floyd Mayweather Jr poses with Gervonta Davis and Liam Walsh as promoter Frank Warren looks on after the press conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

Thoughts on going to London to make his first title defence on foreign soil:

“I believe it was the right business move as far as getting me to the UK in my early career and giving the fans what they want to see.  I have a lot of UK fans after the [Jose] Pedraza fight so I think it’s a good change.  It’s good for me to fight in the UK.  I fought overseas when I was an amateur so now I’m going as a pro and I feel like it’s a great opportunity.

“I’m actually excited to fight in the UK.  I believe that I will have a crowd over there and I’m excited to put on a show for the UK fans.”


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