The 27 year-old ‘Money Team’ member has already racked up eight wins in his three and a half years as a pro, two on Mayweather events at the MGM Grand, and now takes on Californian Tyrell ‘Hollywood’ Hendrix in a bid to make it a perfect nine.
“It is my third fight on a Floyd Mayweather bill so I am very honoured,” Gavril told World Boxing News as he geared up for the undercard press conference on Thursday.
“I want to say a big thank you to Floyd and Leonard Ellerbe for trusting me and giving me this opportunity. I plan to make it my ‘Moment’ too.”
Opponent Hendrix, who is 30 years of age and a predominant light-heavyweight, has come up short when stopped at the higher level against Jesse Hart and Anatoliy Dudchenko recently and Gavril will be expected to do a similar job.
“I can say right now that I don’t know much about him, but I train hard regardless of who I fight so I will be ready for whatever he brings on May 3rd,” said Gavril.
“I have to get past fighter’s like Hendrix as my goal is to be ready for ten round fights by the end of 2014 and a win this Saturday will take me closer to my dream of being a world champion in the super-middleweight division.”
Top of the bill on the evening, Mayweather battles Marcos Maidana in a unification clash between the two welterweight title holder’s and Gavril believes his mentor is on course for a first knockout win since September 2011.
“After beating Broner, Maidana rightfully got a shot at Mayweather and I think he will try to bully Floyd which he will pay the price for. I see Floyd stopping him in the middle rounds on what is a very competitive PPV card, with the main event being the fight that stands out on night,” he added.
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