Gervonta Davis says Floyd Mayweather’s help in training ahead of his big clash with Leo Santa Cruz has been invaluable when it comes to learning about boxing’s pay-per-view business.
Mayweather and Davis have been working alongside each other ahead of Saturday night’s fight night, and according to Davis a lot of that education has been based on how to properly manage the media and make the most of your time in the spotlight.
“Floyd’s been there coaching me through what comes with having my first pay-per-view main event fight,” Davis said, speaking to BoxingScene. “There’s a lot of pressure on me and you have to live up to fighting on pay-per-view so you can fight on pay-per-view again. When I’m down or anything like that, he’s able to push me, because he’s been there before. There are things that only Floyd can tell me about because he has that experience.”
Not that it’s just the communication obligations that Mayweather’s helping with. Davis says the retired icon has been working with him in the gym to help with specific instructions on how to topple Santa Cruz.
“I’m having my camp here so I can stay focused on just boxing,” said Davis. “I’m close to my Mayweather team and I have Floyd in the gym with me more. I’m grateful for having Floyd here to help me tweak things that will help me fight better against Leo.”
Davis vs. Santa Cruz takes place on Saturday night on Showtime PPV, kicking off at 9PM ET Eastern Time/ 6PM PT Pacific Time.