Floyd Mayweather gives green light for Gervonta Davis to fight Ryan Garcia this year if KingRy agrees to 135lbs limit
GERVONTA DAVIS’ potential mega-fight with Ryan Garcia looks one step closer after Floyd Mayweather gave the green light.
Unbeaten star Tank, 27, was called out by KingRy after the Californian demolished Jaiver Fortuna within six rounds on Saturday.
Mayweather still promotes Davis despite the star suggesting earlier this year he would leave his contract with the 50-0 superstar.
Last month Floyd assured fans that Tank is “with [Mayweather Promotions] forever”.
Garcia saw off Fortuna at welterweight, weighing in at 140lbs for his bout in Los Angeles.
Mayweather is confident he can make the huge fight in 2022 – but would require the “sacrifice” of Garcia dropping back to Tank’s preferred 135lbs.
Mayweather told FightHype: “The main man in the sport of boxing right now is the one that’s attached to me, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
“That’s the only thing this kid Ryan Garcia, that’s the only thing that he know is Tank.’
“‘Oh, I wanna fight Tank. I don’t care, it’s the biggest fight.’
“OK, you wanna fight Tank? You know, in boxing, we make sacrifices.
“So, we know ‘Tank’ fight at 135. So, if you wanna fight Tank’at 135, we can make it happen before the end of the year.”
Garcia showed off his thunderous power against Fortuna, dropping his opponent three times in six rounds.
‘HE’S NOT IN HIS 30s’
And after the fight he said: “I felt way better [fighting at 140].
“I’m not going back down to 135 for nothing, but I will fight Tank next, if Tank wants that at 140.”
But Mayweather is confident that the 23-year-old will relish the challenge of coming back down to lightweight.
Floyd continued: “He’s young. I could see if he was a lot older. He’s not in his 30s.
“When you get older, guys get older and the weight settle in, and then you be like, ‘OK, I can’t make the weight no more.’
“But he’s young. We have to make sacrifices.
“That fight will not be difficult to make. We don’t have a problem. This is what we gonna do, OK?
“Now, we gonna turn down a lot of things, but we ain’t gonna turn down no money.
“We turn down our collars, you know, but we ain’t gonna turn down no money.”
Mayweather himself has announced an exhibition fight in September against MMA star Mikuru Asakura, 29.
While he recently showed off a new purchase, having bought his grandson an $18k car seat – specially lined with MINK fur.
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