Gervonta Davis: “Floyd Has Been More Hands-On Than My Coach Lately!”

Gervonta Davis says Floyd Mayweather has been a Tremendous help this camp

Gervonta Davis trains with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Gervonta Davis trains with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Gervonta Davis says Floyd Mayweather has been a Tremendous help this camp

Obviously, regular WBA world lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KO’s) is taking his upcoming October 24 fight date extremely seriously. On that day, Tank will lock horns with WBA super world super featherweight and WBA super world featherweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KO’s). The significant prizefight will mark Davis’ first foray in headlining a pay-per-view card.

To highlight his seriousness, Tank moved his camp away from his Baltimore home base to Las Vegas. This was done to cut down on distractions. The ferocious puncher also thought it would be a wise idea to stage a 12-week camp, rather than his typical 8-week session. However, the biggest and most beneficial change is the influence of former boxing cash cow Floyd “Money” Mayweather.


In an exclusive interview, on the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Davis outlined how Money has been far more hands on for this fight than any other.

“He actually been a big help in this camp. To be honest, he’s been hands-on more than my coach for right now! He been watching Leo and things like that, and telling me things that he likes to do and everything like that. So he has been a big help in this camp for sure. So I am definitely trying to see what we bring to the table October 24.”


Given the magnitude of the fight, it could prove to be the perfect time to have the additional input from Mayweather. Yet, regardless of whether or not his tutelage is a big factor in the showdown, Tank is adamant that this will be one fun and memorable event.

“That’s going to be an exciting fight, I believe because of what he is saying; he is saying that I get tired in the fifth round. Or I only have five rounds in me, so he going to crush me. That’s the same thing [Jose] Pedraza tried to do when he thought that I was just starting and things like that.

So it’s things that I got to capitalize on, I’m making sure that I run a lot and things likes that, so that I can be able to put out as much output as he put out. And be able to take his punches and give it right back.

“So I believe it’s going to be an exciting fight; probably one of the most exciting fights that SHOWTIME will release on the schedule. It’s just going to be exciting, I cant wait!”

By: Bakari Simpson

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