This Saturday at the Copper Box Arena, one of boxing’s youngest World Champions, 22-year-old Floyd Mayweather-promoted Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis defends his IBF World Super-Featherweight belt against unbeaten Brit Liam Walsh.
In the run up to the fight the Cromer native spoke exclusively to BoxNation saying, “I’m the better boxer in this fight, I’m sure of that. I’ve got a better ring IQ.” Walsh is eight years older than his rival, and believes this experience will help to ensure victory on home turf.
Speaking to ESNEWS, Davis had evidently heard his opponent’s comments saying: “I don’t know, is he drunk? Saying he has more boxing IQ than me and he’s a better boxer than me? I guess we gotta see May 20th. I might grab a pillow cause Liam Walsh is gonna need it.”
‘Tank’ is not only promoted by boxing icon Mayweather, but has been training alongside the future hall-of-famer during camp: “Since I’ve been in Vegas, Floyd’s been really hands on with me, it’s an amazing feeling, having him in my corner and working out with. Preparing me for May 20th.”
Referring to his fight strategy for Saturday night, Davis revealed his thoughts, “I’m going to make smart decisions, don’t always start going for the knockout. Use your IQ in the boxing ring more than anything.”
Watch Gervonta Davis square off against Liam Walsh May 20th, live on BoxNation featuring Ryan Walsh, Daniel Dubois, Anthony Yarde. Use code ‘MAYBOXING’ for free registration if you’re a Sky customer.