With his stoppage win over Ryan Garcia back in April, Gervonta Davis established himself as one of the biggest stars in the sport as well as one of the greatest fighters of this generation.
A recent social media post from Davis has revealed who he believes is the best of all time – and it’s someone he knows quite well.
From his professional debut, the Baltimore puncher was a protege of five weight champion, pay per view star and all time great Floyd Mayweather and a leading light of Mayweather Promotions.
And ‘Tank’ has shared a text message exchange between himself and Mayweather, where the 28 year old tells ‘Money’ that he was “the best to ever do it.”
Gervonta Davis sharing his messages with Floyd Mayweather today… pic.twitter.com/ptYPrqvzxI
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 7, 2023
Although everything between the pair seems nice and rosey now, Mayweather and Davis have not always been the best of friends.
An anonymous text message was sent to the media back in 2022 that Davis was no longer affiliated with Mayweather Promotions, then an official announcement before his fight with Rolando Romero.
Though the pair have not reunited just yet, Davis has not ruled it out and Mayweather has spoken fondly of his former charge, describing him on numerous occasions as being like a son to him.
‘Tank’ has not boxed since the Garcia fight, mainly due to having to serve a jail term over the summer that saw momentum in his career take a brief halt.
However, the three weight world champion is expected to be back in the ring in early 2024, with a host of big money fights potentially available in and around the lightweight division.