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Gervonta Davis Trainer: We're Following Mayweather Blueprint

By Ryan Burton

Gervonta Davis fought just a single time in 2018.  Both Davis and Mayweather Promotion's CEO Leonard Ellerbe expect their fighter to have a much more active 2019 campaign.

He was supposed to face Abner Mares on Saturday night but had to settle for Hugo Ruiz who took the fight on short notice after the former three-division champion was forced to pull out of the fight with a detached retina. Tank blasted Ruiz out in the first round of their Showtime televised main event.

After the fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. mentioned that Davis may face kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition in April before returning to the ring in a sanctioned fight in May.

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With or without the exhibition bout, the plan is for Davis to fight at least three times in 2019 and be active the way Mayweather was early in his career.

"Well if you look at Floyd's career we are doing the same blueprint that they did. Whatever person that the sanctioning body or the public wants us to fight is who we are going to fight if it makes sense," Davis' trainer Calvin Ford stated.

Ford said that they were focused on Mares but were still able to make the adjustment to fighting the much taller Ruiz on short notice. He said that they trained to be ready for anything but admitted that they would have much rather have fought the much more accomplished Mares.

"No (it didn't effect us) because we prepare for anything that can happen but it hurt us because we were looking forward to that fight.  We were really looking forward to it and I hope Mares gets well soon and will be able to continue his career. My prayers go out to him that he has a speedy recovery," Ford said after the fight.

There has been speculation that Davis' May ring return may be a homecoming bout in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing1013 on 02-14-2019

[QUOTE=Roadblock;19508145]Well Manny resume is very relevant to Floyd same era lots of common opponents from 130 on same weight classes , you cannot be negative on Floyds resume and be positive on Mannys. If you dont want to pick Manny…

Comment by bulldognyc on 02-13-2019

[QUOTE=Pantera_;19509482]Mayweather fought all the best fighters at 130 and 135. Miguel Berchelt is currently number 1 so Davis needs to fight him if he truly wants to follow the Mayweather blueprint.[/QUOTE] Berchelt vs Davis would be huge in terms of…

Comment by djtmal on 02-13-2019

If Dunn Larry Iron Dan get behind him he'll have a good excuse making machine in place. He'll be getting full credit for beating big name hasbeens in no time.

Comment by Pantera_ on 02-13-2019

Mayweather fought all the best fighters at 130 and 135. Miguel Berchelt is currently number 1 so Davis needs to fight him if he truly wants to follow the Mayweather blueprint.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-13-2019

lol it does seem like they are doing that

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