News | Mar 07 2017

Liam Walsh sets up May bout against Floyd Mayweather protege Gervonta Davis

Liam Walsh will attempt to wrest the IBF super-featherweight title from Gervonta Davis
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

LIAM WALSH is to fight Floyd Mayweather’s protege Gervonta Davis after repeated visits to Las Vegas to watch the American fight.

The 30-year-old challenges IBF super-featherweight champion Davis at London’s Copper Box Arena on May 20, and does so with Mayweather insisting the Briton is capable of reaching the same heights he once did.

Mayweather, 40, again refused to discuss the possibility of him returning from retirement to fight Ireland’s UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, but in his capacity as Davis’ promoter is overseeing another fighter who has long admired him.