Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis will be training in Baltimore for his next fight, a bout that will be part of the highly publicized Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor "Money Fight" scheduled for Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena Aug. 26.
Although Davis has been doing some preparation in Las Vegas, where Mayweather is headquartered, the plans are for the 22-year old fighter to settle in at his home gym, the Upton Boxing Center in West Baltimore, according to the Davis camp. While there, Davis will work with his longtime trainer Calvin Ford and head to Vegas possibly about a week or so before the fight. Of course, plans can change.
So far, no opponent for Davis has been announced for what the young boxer described as a "co-main event" fight on the Mayweather-McGregor undercard.
Davis has been a protégé of Mayweather, and the veteran multi-weight-class titleholder has been at ringside at seemingly all of the Baltimore fighter's recent bouts as Davis has risen through the ranks to win the IBF junior lightweight championship (sometimes known as super-featherweight).
Since he won the title in January against previously unbeaten Jose Pedraza, Davis (18-0, 17 knockouts) has had one successful defense against Liam Walsh in London in May.
The fight between Mayweather (49-0) and MMA superstar McGregor (21-3) is one of the most anticipated matches in recent memory because of the stature and outsized personalities of the two combatants and the enormous amount of money they're expected to make. Speculation has Mayweather earning $100 million and McGregor $75 million. The fight is a pay-per-view on Showtime with a reported price of about $100.
"I'm the co-main event," a smiling Davis said with Radio City Music Hall in the background. "It feels great. Just having my hometown back me. Under Armour back me. Floyd Mayweather back me. It's amazing."
Regarding Mayweather-McGregor, Davis predicted "Floyd is going to play with him and then knock him out … I think he's going to give people their money's worth."
Asked how he would fare against McGregor, Davis said simply, "I would knock him out."
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