Ellerbe: Gervonta Davis Will Be The Next Superstar in Boxing

By Victor Salazar

New York - More than 12,000 fans were on hand this past weekend at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center which has become a prime venue for boxing on the East Coast. Those on hand saw Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KO’s) dominate Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 KO’s) and add another notch for a potential 'Fighter of The Year' award.

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, was the lead promoter of the card and expects both fighters to remain very relevant in the future.

“It was a great card, outstanding turn out,” Ellerbe told “It was a great event and a great performance by Mikey Garcia. Adrien Broner will be ok, he just has to go back to the drawing board.”

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Garcia has mentioned the names of Jorge Linares, Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, and Manny Pacquiao as guys that he would like to fight next. He was even asked if he would be willing to fight Keith Thurman, to which Garcia said he was open to the idea.

For Ellerbe, he feels the sky is the limit.

“Mikey can fight a number of guys,” stated Ellerbe. “He’s a very good fighter and I knew that all along. As as far as Adrien, he will be fine.”

Ellerbe's company will be promoting what will likely be the highest grossing event in combat sports for 2017, and maybe all-time, when Floyd Mayweather fights Conor McGregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

Millions of eyes will be on the event, so those on the undercard will have a massive amount of exposure.

One fighter scheduled to appear in the co-featured slot of the undercard has already proven to be exciting, IBF super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis(18-0, 17 KO’s).

And Ellerbe feels the exposure of this upcoming card will help generate stardom for Davis.

“We’re going to make an announcement next week to give you the rest of the show with the undercard. A lot of eyes are going to see Gervonta Davis. There are going to be a lot of eyes on Gervonta Davis and he will be the next superstar in boxing,” Ellerbe said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 08-07-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;17917435]Strange words for a mexican.:lol1:[/QUOTE] I can maybe give you short but ghetto? nah, that's too American!! Know what I mean!!!

Comment by Catrin on 08-05-2017

[QUOTE=THEFRESHBRAWLER;17915215]Being a superstar is not all about being a good fighter unfortunately. Theirs more aspects to it. And did Ellerbe really say that about Broner?[/QUOTE] All im saying is that if you going to be out there talking Loud! Back…

Comment by Catrin on 08-05-2017

[QUOTE=chepboxingking;17915175]dude, Broner is indeed a superstar!! Youngest 4 div champ ever and always gets HUGE ratings when he fights. Is he an underachiever? absolutely; but is he a superstar? absolutely.[/QUOTE] Well than is a good thing i am boxing fan!…

Comment by No Tomorrow on 08-04-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;17918427]Yet,that's exactly what you are doing with Loma:lol1: I haven't heard Loma mention Davis either.[/QUOTE] I love how you stepped over all of the facts just to get triggered by the last comment and then take my criticism of one…

Comment by Kigali on 08-04-2017

[QUOTE=elcashanilla;17918580]ill be damn you are right senor just looked it up he looks small but he is the same height and has longer reach than all of them WOW who knew[/QUOTE] Don't know if you're being sarcastic but Davis is…

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