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Floyd Mayweather grooms young champ to be the next Pay Per View star

Phil Jay 22/10/2020
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Floyd Mayweather is preparing to launch a new Pay Per View star on October 31 as Mayweather Promotions pins all its future hopes on a young champion.

‘Money’ has been out of the sport in an official capacity since 2017. There’s no real prospect of Floyd Mayweather ever returning.

Therefore, the 43-year-old has to pass the baton over, something he and Leonard Ellerbe have been doing over the past few weeks.

Gervonta Davis is readying himself for a clash with Leo Santa Cruz on Halloween. The young multi-weight title-holder has been at the forefront of everything Mayweather and Ellerbe do of late.

For both, social media channels have been awash with posts and comments on ‘Tank,’ a symbol that Mayweather Promotions firmly believe this guy is the next step.

Discussing his involvement with Davis at a recent media event, Mayweather is sure he can elevate the 25-year-old into the stratosphere.

“In the gym, Calvin Ford and I work hand in hand. I’m just there to give pointers and help ‘Tank’ understand how pay-per-view works,” outlined Mayweather.

“If a fighter is in a gym working hard all day, sometimes he doesn’t want to do the things you have to do that are part of being on pay-per-view.

“When we invest in a fight like this, we want these fighters to give 100%. I’m proud of both competitors for what they’ve done so far.

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“I believe in ‘Tank.’ I’ve believed in him ever since he was a young kid. He’s still a kid in my eyes, but he’s a young man now.

“I told him it was going to come fast, and when it comes, to be ready.”

He added: “You haven’t seen the best Gervonta Davis yet. He had so many different looks in training.

“He had big guys, small guys, combination punchers, pressure fighters. He was boxing everything from middleweights to featherweights.

“All of this is going to play a big part in his career.”


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Davis is a strong favorite to overcome Santa Cruz, who is seen as coming to the end of an illustrious career.

A decisive win for Davis will truly be the passing of the PPV torch from Floyd Mayweather.

We wait to see if he takes it and runs all the way to the podium.

Phil Jay is Editor of WBN. An Auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay.