From seemingly the moment Gervonta “Tank” Davis arrived on the scene as a force to be reckoned with in boxing’s smaller divisions, the comparisons to Floyd Mayweather were inevitable. 

It’s not as if Davis (23-0, 22 KOs), a southpaw from Baltimore with fight-ending punching power, resembles the defensive and precise Mayweather much as a fighter. But being labeled so early as the next big thing under the Mayweather Promotions banner certainly brought with it equal measures of recognition and pressure for Davis, who is rarely ever seen in public without Mayweather by his side and touting his greatness. 

But Davis will get a chance to do something on Saturday — headline his first pay-per-view card — at a level much quicker than his mentor was able to do despite going on to break all of the sport’s records on the…

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