Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe was alongside Floyd Mayweather Jr., who fought his strategy to five-division champion.
Ellerbe is main one other comparable operation with the intent of serving to Gervonta Davis change into champion in a number of divisions.
Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) has fought largely at 126 and 130 kilos all through his profession, profitable numerous titles within the course of. In his final two fights in opposition to Yuriorkis Gamboa and Leo Santa Cruz, Davis fought as a 135 pounder.
For his subsequent look, the Baltimore-bred boxer is gaining weight once more to tackle Mario Barrios Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs) at 140 kilos on Saturday at Showtime pay-per-view ($ 74.99) on the State Farm Area to struggle in Atlanta.
Ellerbe stated Davis’ quest and campaign to overcome quite a few divisions was an accomplishment few may obtain.
“Gervonta does the unthinkable. There is not a 130 pound that strikes as much as 140 kilos, ”Ellerbe informed BoxingScene.com in an interview.
“Extra importantly, the promoter would not enable anybody to maneuver up. Are you able to think about [Top Rank head] bob [Arum] to let [WBC junior lightweight champion Oscar] Valdez rises to 140 kilos to struggle Mario Barrios? That shit would by no means occur in one million years. Most of Tank’s fights will happen at 130 and 135 sooner or later. If there is a huge struggle, we’ll do all of it day. “
Davis will surrender 4 ½ inches in top and three ½ inches in attain when confronted with barrios. However what Davis lacks in measurement he makes up for in bulldozer power.
One of many storylines to be monitored in fight will probably be whether or not Davis will be capable to crush the larger barrios and rating one other knockout.
Ellerbe thinks he’ll.
“Barrios is undefeated. He is an excellent fighter. He poses sure issues. He is bought top and attain and size, ”he stated. “Barrios can fend off his ass. Tank will f — Mario Barrios get up. Tank is a pay-per-view star. Tanks is essentially the most thrilling fighter in all the sport. Interval!”
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