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Photos: Gervonta Davis, Walsh, Mayweather - Heated Presser

IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion Gervonta Davis, undefeated No. 1 contender Liam Walsh and promoter Floyd Mayweather got into a jarring session during Thursday’s final press conference at Landmark Hotel in London just two days before Saturday’s world title clash on SHOWTIME from Copper Box Arena.

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Baltimore’s “Tank” Davis, America’s youngest world champion, will attempt to become the first American to successfully defend his title on British soil in nearly a decade*, while Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs) aims to dethrone the man that Mayweather has christened the “future of boxing.”  (*Note: Paulie Malignaggi vs. Lovemore Ndou in 2008)

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Davis vs. Walsh is part of a split-site, four-fight SHOWTME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast that begins on Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.  In the main event, Gary Russell Jr. will make his second featherweight title defense and long-awaited homecoming against mandatory challenger Oscar Escandon live from MGM National Harbor just outside of Washington, D.C.

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The 22-year-old Davis, who has won by knockout in 16 of his 17 professional fights, will make the first defense of the IBF belt to won via KO over previously unbeaten Jose Pedraza in January.  The 30-year-old Walsh has won by knockout in three of his last four bouts and will be a decided local favorite at an expected sold-out Copper Box Arena.

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The pound-for-pound great turned promoter Mayweather and Walsh’s two brothers, fellow professional fighters Michael and Ryan, led the jarring during Thursday’s festivities with Mayweather claiming “I’m 40 years old and I’ll kick all three of your asses in the same night.”

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Team Walsh was “not intimidated one little bit” by Mayweather or Tank, while the southpaw Davis promised “On Saturday night you’ll be on your ass.  And then your brothers can get in next.”

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER:

“It’s not just one performance.  It takes more than just one performance.  We truly believe that he can be a great fighter, but he came in his last fight with only 16 fights and beat the champion.  We know he’s not going to lay down.  This kid has dynamite in both hands. If he keeps going out there beating great fighters he cannot be denied.

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“When its lights, camera, action and the bell rings, 17 times he came out victorious and 16 by way of (knockout).

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“His team does a remarkable job, but it’s my job as a friend and a father figure to tell him to come to Vegas to get him the best work.  We wanted him to have different looks.  We want guys that were going to push him, give him different styles.

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“This kid, he busts his ass day in and day out.  We’re going to continue to go out there and do what we do.

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“I already conquered your country once (with Ricky Hatton) and now we’re going to conquer it again on Saturday.

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“I don’t miss being in the gym at all.  If I can push this fighter to surpass me and break every record, that’s a goal of mine.  That’s what we’re here to do.  Records are made to be broken.

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“I remember when I met Tank on the Canelo (Alvarez) press tour and he asked to take a photo with me.  When I took a photo with him I said, ‘there’s something about that kid that looks special.’

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“He came to my gym and put in some real good work and I reached out to him and said, ‘whatever it takes to work with you and get you to the next level, let’s make it happen.’  I told him, ‘if you listen to me and continue to work hard I truly believe you can be world champion within 24 months.’  And that’s just one stepping stone.  As of right now he’s one of the only fighters in boxing facing back-to-back undefeated fighters.

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“Frank Warren, Liam Walsh, we just want to commend you guys for stepping up to the plate and making this fight happen and giving the fans what they want to see.  The fans want to see blood, sweat and tears.

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“Tank is always in tremendous fights, he’s a big knockout artist.  I truly believe in my man, and I want to work with him until the end of his career.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 05-18-2017

Interesting fight. Will have to see what happens after this one.

Comment by MantisToboggan on 05-18-2017

[QUOTE=KING5TWENTY;17681015]These losers want to see Tank lose early because they're scared for him to grow and beat Loma for a fact. He's already a champ and has fought two undefeated fighters back to back with more experience.[/QUOTE] Hahahahahahah

Comment by KING5TWENTY on 05-18-2017

These losers want to see Tank lose early because they're scared for him to grow and beat Loma for a fact. He's already a champ and has fought two undefeated fighters back to back with more experience.

Comment by MDPopescu on 05-18-2017

[quote=boxing goat;17680902]if that was heated then i would like to see what the author considers a calm, happy presser :/[/quote] :) .................................

Comment by WesternChamp on 05-18-2017

your time is over. let the other fighters get the spot light. ! its their fight, let them speak.

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