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Ellerbe on Davis- ‘Reminds me of 80s Tyson’

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Ellerbe on Davis- ‘Reminds me of 80s Tyson’

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Ellerbe on Davis- ‘Reminds me of 80s Tyson’

Gervonta Davis is in action to close out the year against Yuriorkis Gamboa in a hometown bout to close out the year in Atlanta on December 28th. One person who is high on praising the undefeated Davis is Lenoard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

Ellerbe speaking to, stated that Davis moving up to Lightweight will be to his advantage.

“I think he will be much stronger at 35. I think he is at a point where he can make 35 and he can still make 30. Tank is in the driver’s seat with anything that he is doing. Each and every one of his fights are events. It kind of reminds me of back in the late 80’s – Mike Tyson – where you just line the guys up and it doesn’t matter who he fought. Again, Tank is of the mindset that he wants to fight the top guys out there and I think all that happens,” Ellerbe told

Comparisons to Tyson is pretty high praise and so far for Davis who has stopped everyone he faced except fight veteran German Meraz back n 2014.  That was 5 years ago. Everyone else since then including Hugo Ruiz and Ricardo Nunez this year have been halted.

That arena on the 28th is the State Farm Arena and is almost sold out as of this writing which normally holds crickets, air and piped in noise for the Atlanta Hawks of the National basketball Association (NBA) that plays there. Ellerbe’s praise of Davis is nothing out of the ordinary and been his mantra since I spoke to him at the Keith Thurman media day back in July.

“Tank is one of the biggest stars in the entire sport right now. We are looking to make the biggest events humanly possible. Everywhere he goes he sells the joints out. He packs the arena. What Tank brings to the table is the same thing that Deontay Wilder brings and that is excitement. The fans want to see guys get knocked out. They can appreciate that everybody can’t knock everybody out but guys like him and Deontay Wilder that is what they do and what the fans want to see,” Ellerbe explained.

We’ll see Davis on display as his fight is the main event to close out the Showtime Championship Boxing season of 2019.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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