4-Time World Champion Davis Prepares for SHOWTIME PPV® Essential Occasion Showdown In opposition to WBA Tremendous Light-weight Champion Mario Barrios Saturday, June 26 from State Farm Area in Atlanta

LAS VEGAS (June 10, 2021) – 4-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis held a media exercise in Las Vegas Wednesday as he approaches his showdown in opposition to WBA Tremendous Light-weight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios which headlines a SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Area in Atlanta in a Premier Boxing Champions occasion.

Tickets for the stay occasion at State Farm Area, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and might be bought at

Considered one of boxing’s largest stars at simply 26-years-old, Davis strikes as much as 140-pounds for the primary time in his profession as he goals so as to add tremendous light-weight champion to his stellar resume. With a victory, Davis will maintain world championships in three totally different divisions concurrently, a feat solely completed by a couple of fighters in historical past, together with Henry Armstrong and Canelo Alvarez.

Here’s what Davis, together with coach Calvin Ford, and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, needed to say Wednesday from the Mayweather Boxing Membership:


“We are able to’t say who the larger puncher is till we get in that ring and check his energy. It doesn’t matter who’s stronger, I need to be higher than him throughout the board and in each side of the sport. 

“People who find themselves right here within the health club with me see lots of issues that I don’t have to carry out, even in my fights. Floyd is all the time telling me to field and use my expertise, and don’t all the time search for the knockout. This camp we’ve truly been engaged on getting again to that and letting the knockout come.

“For me, greatness is simply not going backwards. I simply need to preserve going ahead it doesn’t matter what. Irrespective of who’s in entrance of me, I simply need to undergo them. The place I’m from, lots of people don’t make it out, so I’m doing one thing proper. It doesn’t even need to be an opponent, it may be one thing exterior of the ring. I’m all the time chasing greatness.

“My factor is simply beat whoever is put in entrance of me. When it’s time, we’ll see who the highest man is. Till then, I don’t want to talk on some other fighter than the one in entrance of me. 

“Barrios and I’ve been by means of the amateurs collectively. He’s identified what I’ve been doing. It’s loopy how life works out generally.

“I’m a group participant, so no matter my group tells me must be achieved to raised myself, I’m all for it. That’s what’s made me so good. I don’t simply stand out on my own. I’ve the most effective group in boxing. 

“My final combat folks complained that Leo Santa Cruz was too small, so I’m mainly going on the market and exhibiting {that a} measurement distinction doesn’t matter. I’m going to beat whoever they put in entrance of me. I’m attempting to chase greatness.  

“I’m undoubtedly trying to stroll down the larger man. He would possibly really feel like he can stroll me down. I used to be undoubtedly watching Floyd combat a a lot larger man in Logan Paul and taking a couple of pointers from it.

“I don’t know what Barrios will carry, however from my aspect, I’m bringing every little thing I’ve acquired. You already know every time I combat, I’m bringing one thing for the followers to get pleasure from.”

CALVIN FORD, Davis’ Coach

“’Tank’s’ pay-per-view numbers opened up the doorways for the remainder of them. It’s due to ‘Tank’s’ social media. When folks ask me why folks gravitate in the direction of him – he’s similar to any child that’s arising from the interior cities. Have a look at basketball gamers – interior cities. Have a look at soccer gamers – interior cities. He’s exhibiting them that should you put the fitting folks round you and you place your thoughts to one thing, something is feasible.

“’Tank’, Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia would be the 4 Kings if the fights occur. Let’s preserve it actual. Proper now, they’re doing the identical factor that the 4 Kings did at the start stage. All we now have to do is sit again and let the minds that be, do their factor. It’s going to occur. All these fights that folks need to see are going to occur.

“Have you ever seen that ‘Tank’ don’t name anyone out? He by no means did. However should you put him in entrance of anyone, he’s going to point out you. If you already know ‘Tank’ from the amateurs, he’s going to point out up within the ring. He’s like a child Mike Tyson.

“The load isn’t what I’m centered on, it’s truly the opponent. Once I began finding out the opponent, his coach and I am going method again within the amateurs. Once we see one another, we all know one another. It’s in regards to the minds. He is aware of his athlete and I do know my athlete. That evening, it’s in regards to the minds. It’s about who’s going to carry quick to what they’re purported to be doing. That’s the combat for me.

“I wouldn’t say that is the hardest check of ‘Tank’s’ profession as a result of no one can present me the most effective of ‘Tank’ but. I do know the most effective of ‘Tank’. Ya’ll ain’t seen ‘Tank’.”

LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions

“From high to backside that is a kind of pay-per-view occasions that you just don’t need to miss. Anytime you will have probably the most thrilling fighter within the sport, you already know it’s going to be huge. Don’t anticipate something much less on June 26. 

“Coach Calvin Ford is an incredible coach who’s been with Gervonta since day one and so they have an incredible recreation plan in place. I absolutely anticipate him to have the ability to execute. However Barrios is coming for him. He’s acquired an incredible coach himself in Virgil Hunter and has made nice development with Virgil.

“We all know that is going to be a tricky combat, however Gervonta simply has to determine it out from the opening bell. And I consider he’ll try this, however it would take a while. Barrios is trying to upset the apple cart.  

“Gervonta is molding into his consolation zone. He’s turning into extra snug with the media as a result of he actually understands what he has in entrance of him. He is aware of that his ceiling is to be the largest star within the sport. On the within of the ring although, nothing has modified.

“The co-feature is a terrific bout with Erickson Lubin taking up Jeison Rosario. That’s going to be a really entertaining combat. A win for Lubin places him one step nearer to his final objective. Lubin looks like he’s the most effective within the weight class and ultimately proper that unsuitable of his loss to Jermell Charlo. However he has a tricky rugged fighter in entrance of him and that must be an thrilling bout.

“Former unified champion Julian Williams is trying to bounce again in opposition to Brian Mendoza on the pay-per-view. Julian is clearly one of many high fighters within the division, and he’s trying to get again what he misplaced. 

“Within the opening bout the very powerful Batyr Akhmedov is up in opposition to Argenis Mendez, who’s all the time in go-mode. So it actually exhibits you ways extremely entertaining this card is during. I’m actually excited to be again at State Farm Area.”


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