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Floyd Mayweather talks on how he discovered Gervonta Davis,What he said is unbelievable,

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Floyd Mayweather discovering Gervonta Davis as a future multi-weight champion is a remarkable story in its own right.

Having been involved in a fight of the highest magnitude, the press tour for that super-fight led to a chance meeting with a young fighter.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Mayweather has recalled many times how a meeting with a young boxer in 2013 during his tour with Canelo Alvarez eventually meant a promise fulfilled.

The five-weight world title-holder offered a unique story of how he took Davis under the Mayweather Promotions banner.

Davis, himself now a multi-division ruler, came onto Mayweather’s radar after a photo op six years ago.

At the time, Davis was just a young kid with big dreams. But Mayweather saw something special and made the boy a promise when he became a man.

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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 07: Gervonta Davis looks on before fighting Hector Luis Garcia in their WBA World Lightweight Championship bout at Capital One Arena on January 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

How Floyd Mayweather met Gervonta Davis

“When [Davis] was a kid, I remember when I was on tour with Canelo. A young kid came up to me and asked for an autograph. To sign his phone and take a picture,” recalled Mayweather.

“Then I saw something special in him when he came to my gym a couple of times. He was undefeated as a pro after a few fights. I said in two years, I can make you a world champion. And we did it.”

On taking Davis to Georgia for events that have turned out to be massive for the state, Mayweather added: “This is great and it’s not just about boxing being in one place.

“It’s about thinking outside the box, so I said, ‘Why not?’ Atlanta is a great place with so many beautiful people. It’s just a great city.

“But it’s all about taking chances and rolling the dice. And it’s the same thing I did in my career: I took chances and rolled the dice.Gervonta Davis

“There is a lot of great talent that comes out of Atlanta, a lot of great boxing talent,” stated the former pound-for-pound king.

Despite a recent split promotional, Davis and Mayweather remain close. They still lean on each other occasionally after parting company in a business sense.

In addition, Davis has since taken control of his destiny and made waves on Pay Per View, which Mayweather will undoubtedly feel he had a huge hand in.

The next move will be another massive event for Davis, with Mayweather remaining just a phone call away from the once boy who became a man under the former champ’s wing.

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