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The illustrious retired boxing icon and President of Mayweather Promotions, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, kicked off 2019 with a bang! On New Year’s Eve, fans of the sweet science flocked to Tokyo, Japan for a chance to see Floyd’s impeccable defensive skills on display. But it was his punching power and offensive skillset that ended the exhibition quickly as he finessed Tenshin Nakusawa with 3 knockdowns before the first-round stoppage. What Money May considered “a 9-minute walk thru” took far less time and made him richer, a $9 million payday in 139 seconds.
Since then, Floyd has been spending his second year of solitude traveling the globe in style. For the past nine months, He has traveled to multiple destinations worldwide and we expect that his end points this year will surpass every epic voyage imaginable. Fans, friends, and foes alike know that Money May’s travel game is unparalleled. If you’re one of the 23 million people waiting to receive the latest Instagram notification from Floyd, you know that any destination he dreams of is where one of many in the Air Mayweather’s fleet will take him. Day-to-day life for TBE involves sitting courtside at premier sporting events, touring wildlife safaris abroad where posing with the exotic animals are one of the most sought after attractions, soaking up the lavish luxuries of tropical hot spots such as Fiji, and making stops in countries overflowing with history and rich culture.
With the glitz and glamour of the PPV stage in his rearview, Floyd has switched gears, choosing to focus on exploring the finest destinations that ‘money’ can buy. He enjoys showcasing the fruits of his labor, proving to us all that unwavering hard work and dedication to your craft coupled with a solid team and smart business moves pays unimaginable dividends. His open book persona that is graciously displayed on social media encourages us to continue reaching for the stars and make daily strides toward our goals.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is a mood! As he continues his journey across the globe, we are certain of a few things: his ride off into the sunset will be remembered for years to come, he’ll continue sharing the road traveled with his fans, and he’ll stay laced in the newest threads while doing it. Keep your eye on Floyd and his flourishing business ventures; you never know what the mastermind behind the “Money” movement will do next. The legacy he’s built after retiring from boxing is just beginning.
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It’s only right that we end the year with a BANG! As everyone begins to reflect on yearly goals, the holiday season, and the upcoming year the sports world is beginning to gear up for playoffs and kicking off of new seasons. Get this quarter’s top sports news and prepare to watch some of boxing’s best matchup’s by reading below for the need-to-know.
UPCOMING MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS EVENTS:
SIN CITY SHOWDOWN
November 1, 2019
Sam’s Town Live, Las Vegas, Nevada
Undefeated super featherweight prospect Xavier Martinez returns to ShoBox: The New Generation for his second straight test on the series when he faces veteran Filipino Jessie Cris Rosales in the 10-round main event of a four-fight telecast on Friday, November 1 live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
The ShoBox telecast will display four of Mayweather Promotions’ top prospects, as 2016 Olympian Richardson Hitchins (9-0, 5 KOs), once-beaten Las Vegas native Kevin Newman II (10-1-1, 6 KOs) and undefeated knockout artist Rolando Romero (9-0, 8 KOs) will also be featured in separate bouts. Welterweight prospect Hitchins will take on once-beaten Kevin Johnson (7-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-round bout, while middleweight prospect Newman will look to avenge the only loss of his career to Mark Anthony Hernandez (14-2-1, 3 KOs), a participant in the 2018 reboot of The Contender, in another eight-round matchup. Romero will open the telecast against Juan Cordones (14-1, 9 KOs).
The Sin City Showdown undercard action will be streamed live on Mayweather Promotions Facebook beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET. Tickets for the event start at $25. Receive a complimentary ticket while they last (quantities are limited) when you bring a minimum of five food items. List of items include: Mac & Cheese, Corn Bread, Green Beans, Cake Mix, Cake Icing, Mashed Potatoes.
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DEONTAY WILDER VS. LUIS ORTIZ II
November 20, 2019
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Boxing’s longest-reigning heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber’’ Wilder will take on his most dangerous challenger to date when he defends his WBC title in a rematch against once-beaten Cuban slugger Luis “King Kong’’ Ortiz in the main event of the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Saturday, Nov. 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Three-division champion and current WBA Featherweight Champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will seek a title in another division in the co-main event when he takes on Miguel “El Michoacan” Flores for the WBA Super Featherweight Championship as part of the pay-per-view action beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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GERVONTA DAVIS VS. YURIORKIS GAMBOA
December 28, 2019
State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Two-time super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank’’ Davis, Mayweather Promotions’ top rising star and boxing’s hottest attraction, will seek to conquer another division and close out the year with a bang when he takes on former unified world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA Lightweight Title live on SHOWTIME Saturday, December 28 from State Farm Arena in Atlanta in a special year-end Premier Boxing Champions event.
Davis and Gamboa both scored highlight-reel knockouts this summer to set up this world title showdown that will headline a special holiday SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast that begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal will defend against two-division champion Badou Jack in the co-feature of this PBC event.
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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
September 20, 2019
Sin City Showdown
The Club at the Cannary Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas’ battle-tested light heavyweight contender, Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson 21-5 (11KOs) made an exciting return to the Sin City Showdown inside The Club at Cannery Casino & Hotel with a TKO decision against Scott Sigmon 34-14-1 (17KOs) after 7 rounds of action. The 10-round battle between Cameron “Suave” Krael 16-15-3 (4KOs) and Gabriel Duluc 15-3 (4KOs) ended in a majority decision for Boston’s Duluc.
Lionell Thompson put up a great performance against Bedford, Virginia’s Scott Sigmon after being out of the ring for a year. Thompson kept the pressure on Sigmon with blows to the head and body, and beautiful combinations. After seven brutal rounds of action, Sigmon’s corner stopped the fight.
Krael who’s typically known as a brawler in the ring, took a more patient and tactical approach during 10 rounds of action against Duluc. Krael striked when he saw opportunity against Duluc knocking his head back a few times during the middle rounds. By round 5, Krael was confidently walking through Duluc, delivering non-stop attacks to the body. The Boston native regained his momentum and judges ultimately favored Duluc giving him the majority decision.
Mayweather Promotions’ newest signee, Malik “IceMan” Hawkins 17-0 (10KOs), made his highly-anticipated debut tonight with a powerful 1st round KO against Al Rivera (20-4 (18KOs) advancing Hawkins’ undefeated record to 17-0.
Uzbekistan’s Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov 12-2-1 (5KOs) broke his opponent down, delivering punishment to the body for 4 straight rounds, which ultimately led to Andre Byrd taking a knee and ending the fight after round 4.
Hard-hitting Super Middleweight Lanell “KO” Bellows 19-5-3 (12KOs) finished in great fashion with a 6th round stoppage over a very tough Mike Snider 13-7-3 (8KOs).
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TOP NFL NEWS
The 2019 NFL Quarter-Season Awards
Through the first four weeks of last season, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the runaway favorite for the Associated Press’s Most Valuable Player, Giants running back Saquon Barkley was the obvious early Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Bears defensive end Khalil Mack was the clear favorite for Defensive Player of the Year. Mahomes and Barkley won their awards, while Mack came in second, and the eventual Defensive Rookie of the Year, Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, led all players in tackles after four weeks. Run through this year’s group and see who earned what after the first month of play.
The Declining Interception Rate in the NFL
The league’s interception rate (the percentage of pass attempts that are intercepted) has been below 2.5% in each of the past four seasons, and after only three weeks of the 2019 season passed we were on pace for the all-time low of 2.17%. It was just above the 3% mark as recently as 2009, and the post-merger all-time high is 5.78% from 1971.
So where did the interception go? It appears there’s no single answer but the accumulation of rules changes, skills honed and schemes perfected over the decades. Since the AFL and NFL joined forces in 1970, there has been a gradual, nearly linear decline in the league’s interception rate. Each decade since the merger has seen a drop in a full percentage point, more or less. If things continue, we’ll see a season with a rate of less than 2% in the 2020s.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to Co-Headline Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Show
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will be hitting the floor at Super Bowl LIV.
Recently, the singers confirmed they are the headlining acts for the halftime show on Feb. 2, 2020 — also Shakira’s birthday! — at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
TOP HOLIDAY MATCH-UPS
BEARS VS. LIONS @ 9:30AM PT ON FOX
BILLS VS. COWBOYS @ 1:30PM PT ON CBS
SAINTS VS. FALCONS @ 5:20PM PT ON NBC
RAMS VS. BENGALS, OCTOBER 27 @ 10AM PT ON CBS
JAGUARS VS. TEXANS, NOVEMBER 3 @ 6:30 AM PT ON NFLN
CHIEFS VS. CHARGERS, NOVEMBER 18 @ 5:15 PM PT ON ESPN
TOP MLB NEWS
6 young stars to watch in the MLB playoffs
This year, MLB has opted to focus on an ad campaign that highlights “the kids”, in yet another marketing attempt at a younger generation. And they’re not wrong to do so. There are some very exciting young players in the game right now making it a lot of fun to watch and are already making waves in the playoffs. You might have seen the postseason commercial in which current players are juxtaposed against old black and white baseball footage to highlight a generational difference in the sport. Baseball’s youth movement is here and they are busting down the door to get your attention.
How to stream the entire MLB postseason
The 2019 Major League Baseball postseason is both a cord-cutter’s dream and a slight puzzle. Every game is available either free over the airwaves or via an online stream, although the games bounce around from network to network. Check out the guide for consuming as much cable-free playoff baseball as possible.
The case for who should win each major MLB award in 2019
With postseason baseball upon us, it’s time to take a look back at the regular season. Some awards races were wrapped up weeks ago, while others came down to the wire. Who do you think will take home the hardware for the 2019 season? Click the link below to view the favorites.
TOP SOCCER (FUTBOL) NEWS
Network science reveals the secrets of the world’s best soccer team
Using network science to study sports is a relatively recent approach. The idea is to represent each player in a team as a node and create a link between players whenever they pass to each other. As the number of passes increases, the link becomes stronger. The data also includes the position of each player when a pass is made. By the end of the game, this network is a powerful record of the links between players and the way the game has evolved. But much more is possible: researchers in other disciplines have used network science to study the internet, the spread of disease, forest fires, and even the emergence of war. Sports scientists can use these powerful mathematical tools to analyze the nature of a team’s network and the most important nodes within it.
TOP NBA NEWS
Adam Silver says NBA in ‘serious consideration’ to start league in India
The NBA (with FIBA) is about to launch a professional basketball league in Africa. Could the same thing work in India? The NBA is looking into it. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says there is “serious consideration to the launch of a league” in India. Silver also hopes that future NBA and WNBA players are developed in India. The Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers recently played the first-ever NBA game in India, a preseason game in Mumbai, but to make that happen the league had to bring its own court, scoreboards, seats, and even help redo the locker rooms.
NBA announces sports betting partnership with William Hill
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and William Hill, one of America’s leading sports book operators, today announced a new partnership that will make William Hill a Proud Partner and an Authorized Sports Betting Operator of the NBA in the United States. As part of the agreement, William Hill will have the right to use official NBA betting data and league marks across its mobile platforms and in its sports books throughout the United States. Additionally, William Hill will be promoted across the NBA’s digital assets including NBA.com, the NBA app, and the NBA’s social media platforms..
NBA 2019-20: Five under-the-radar rookies you should keep an eye on
NBA training camp has begun and the regular season is just around the corner. With preseason play underway, plenty of rookies have been set loose so they can show what they can do before rotations are narrowed. Each year first-year players exceed the expectations set for them, so here’s a shortlist of who you should look out for: Chris Clemons (Rockets), Brandon Clarke (Grizzlies), Carsen Edwards (Celtics), Bruno Fernando (Hawks) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Pelicans).
TOP HOLIDAY MATCH-UPS
CELTICS VS. RAPTORS @ 9AM PT ON ESPN
BUCKS VS. 76ERS @ 11:30AM PT ON ABC
ROCKETS VS. WARRIORS @ 2PM PT ON ABC
CLIPPERS VS. LAKERS @ 5PM PT ON ABC & ESPN
PELICANS VS. NUGGETS @ 7:30PM PT ON ESPN
TOP NHL NEWS
8 storylines that could shape the 2019-20 NHL season
Players are betting on themselves more than ever. This was the summer of the RFA, with arguably the most star-studded crop of restricted free agents we’ve ever seen looking to cash in on their first post-ELC contracts. And while we saw some RFAs sign long-term — Mitch Marner, Mikko Rantanen and Kyle Connor being the biggest signees — the story of this off-season (and its flat cap) was the resurgence of the short-term bridge deal, and that’s something we’ll continue to watch as players hit the ice this season.
The sports and fashion worlds are collaborating more than we’ve ever seen before. Athletes are becoming fashion gurus with their stand-out styles and sportswear is beginning to peak as the go-to look for fashion moguls, celebrities, and casual dressers. Keep reading to grab inspiration for this season plus learn about our outstanding player of the quarter.
There are ugly sweaters, Christmas sweaters, cashmere sweaters, and so many others but this fall sweaters are making a decidedly fashion-forward statement in more vibrant and brighter-than-ever neon colors.
IN LIVING COLOR
Save your all-black ensembles for next year. This season is all about COLOR.
ICED OUT GRILLS
Grillz have been a part of Hip Hop culture since the 80’s. Now they’re apart of mainstream culture and can be spotted on your favorite celebrities and as you’re walking down the street.
STREETWEAR: FALL/WINTER EDITION
Streetwear is a fashion staple that can be worn however you want, whenever you want. Check out the best fall/winter inspo from top stylists in the industry.
PLAYER OF THE QUARTER
At the young age of 10 years old, Ronaldo was already recognized as a soccer phenomenon. And just 6 years later Manchester United paid more than £12 million to sign him — a record fee for a player of his age. He had turned heads with a mesmerizing performance in a Portugal versus Manchester match, wowing even his opponents with his footwork and deft skill. He made such an impression that a number of United players asked their manager to try and sign the young player, which the team did soon after. Ronaldo did not disappoint the soccer world: He showed his promise early on in the 2004 FA Cup final, scoring the team’s first three goals and helping them capture the championship which led to a five-year, £31 million contract. A year later, Ronaldo again justified his high salary when he put together one of the club’s finest seasons in history, setting a franchise record for goals scored (42), and earning himself the FIFA World Player of the Year honor for 2008. In all, Ronaldo helped steer Manchester United to three premier league titles. In 2009, the Spanish soccer club Real Madrid agreed to pay Manchester United a record $131 million for the chance to sign Ronaldo. Ronaldo went on to compile an impressive list of individual honors and team trophies. In December 2016, he won his fourth Ballon d’Or award as the sport’s player of the year, beating out FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to amaze the world of football, even at 34 years old. The forward most recently bagged a hat-trick in midweek that made him the all-time top scorer in European Championship qualifying and also pulled him closer to the all-time international goal scoring record of 109, set by Iran’s Ali Daei.
“Dreams are not what you see in your sleep, dreams are things which do not let you sleep.” Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Fighter Feature: Malik Hawkins
We caught up with the newest member of the Mayweather Promotions’ stable Malik “Ice Man” Hawkins (17-0, 10KOs) to discuss why he chose boxing, his goals for the upcoming year, and who motivates him to be great. Learn more about the undefeated, Baltimore born and raised prospect, who continues to impress the fans and stand out.
Q: What sparked your love for boxing?
A: I grew up in a fighter family. My father and uncles all practiced karate so fighting was always in me. I used to get bullied a lot as a kid, so my mother brought me to the boxing gym and the rest is history.
Q: How well does your in-ring alias “Iceman” describe you?
A: I think it describes me very well because I always stay cool in hot situations.
Q: What does a typical training day for Malik Hawkins look like?
A: I get up around 9am, eat something, and head to the gym by 10:15am. Once there I check my weight, jump on the treadmill 15-30 minutes, and spar or shadowbox for several rounds. I move to on 8-10 rounds on the bags and pad work for 6 rounds. I finish up the workout with pushups, and then I’m back at it again later in the evening.
Q: What are your goals for the upcoming year?
A: 2019 isn’t over yet, so I’m looking to get at least one more fight in. For 2020, I would like to fight at least 6 times and hopefully position myself to be a challenger for an interim or world title belt.
Q: What keeps you motivated throughout your career?
A: The kids coming up underneath me are keeping me motivated. I know they are watching my every move and I want them to know that if you work hard you can accomplish anything you want in life.
Q: You’re currently undefeated with 17 wins under your belt and recently took things to the next level by signing with Mayweather Promotions. Can you describe what this opportunity means to you?
A: It means a lot to be signed with Mayweather Promotions and it shows that I belong here.
Q: If you could name one fight (past or present) or fighter (current or retired) that has inspired you, what fight, or fighter would you choose?
A: Tommy Hearns. The ‘Hitman’ was tall and lanky, and he hit hard. He was fearless in the ring and I loved that about him.
Q: What words of advice would you share with someone attempting to travel the same career path?
A: Stay patient and humble, remain focused, and be ready at all times.
Q: What sports do you enjoy playing or watching outside of boxing?
A: Basketball and most contact sports. I like football but don’t watch it a lot.
Featured Trainer: Leonard Wilson
Coach Leonard Wilson was born in Wilmington, Delaware and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he began his career as a Social Worker and boxing trainer. His involvement with boxing started at a young age but was later put to a halt due to life’s challenges. After being released from prison, he decided he wanted to turn his life around and pursue a college education and take up the sport of boxing and that soon became his two main hobbies and focus in his life. He then began his career serving as a mentor and trainer for young up and coming boxers. We sat down with Coach Wilson who shared how he was inspired to start his career in the sport, what motivates him to continue mentoring fighters, his goal with every fighter he works with, and the biggest discipline that fighters must have.
How long have you been a trainer in the sport of boxing, and what led you to pursue this career path?
My uncle introduced me to the sport years ago when I was a kid, but I ended up being in a situation that left me incarcerated. When I came home, I was around 30 years old. I knew that I wanted to refocus and pursue a college education and get involved with boxing and that’s what I did. Since I knew a lot about the sport, I wanted to mentor and help some of the kids in the neighborhood stay to out of trouble. I started training young fighters at local boxing gyms in 1997 and eventually stayed at Sadam Ali’s gym in Brooklyn. I’ve trained fighters in the amateurs to compete and win multiple golden glove titles and later on continued training them throughout their professional careers. I was always interested in pursuing my own career in boxing, however due to time lost and my age after my time spent being incarcerated, I decided that wasn’t the best path for me anymore. If I could have pursued a boxing career earlier in life, I would have.
What fighters (professional and amateur) do you currently train?
The amateur fighter that I currently train is Bruce “Shu-Shu” Carrington who has recently left for the U.S. Olympic trials. The professional fighters that I currently train are Richardson Hitchins and assistant trainer to Edgar Berlanga. I used to work under the umbrella with Andre Rozier and assisted in training Brooklyn fighters such as Danny Jacobs, Luis Collazo, Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, and Sadam Ali.
Tell us about your relationship with Olympian, Richardson Hitchins, and how it began.
My relationship with Richardson Hitchins came about 5-6 years ago. I used to go to Atlas Cops and Kids in Brooklyn and a lot of the kids liked the way I was training them. Hitchins remembered me from a gym that we had in Bayridge. He used to call me and ask me if I was going to the gym. From then on, I started training him, we built a bond, and now he’s like a son to me. I took him to the Golden Gloves, and he won twice, he went on to become a Haitian Olympian, and now he’s a professional fighter. He’s always wanted to become a professional fighter and it’s a blessing to have been alongside him for the ride.
What is the biggest discipline that you feel a fighter must have?
First and foremost a fighter has to listen to his coach. Number two is the old saying that the fighter has to, “Eat it, sleep it, and drink it.” If you want to be the best in boxing, that’s what you have to do. You have to be focused, dedicated, and determined on your craft. If you aren’t focused training and, in the ring, then you can get hurt. As a coach I am still growing as well with the fighters because knowledge is infinite, and we are forever learning. What I learn, I try to instill in the fighter. You get out what you put in. If you don’t put in 100%, then you won’t get a 100% return.
What is your biggest motivation as a trainer?
My biggest motivation as a trainer is to see my fighter win consistently, to always win. I want us to win, win, and win. To keep winning and become a world champion.
What is your biggest challenge as a trainer?
The biggest challenge as a trainer is getting the fighter to listen and getting them to train and do the things that are necessary to get them to win because they’re young and there are challenges and lessons that come with growing up. Sometimes the challenge is difficult, but that’s part of it all. As an adult you still have to try and maintain and be that person in their life that they look up to.
What is the ultimate goal with every fighter you work with?
My goal with every fighter I work with is again to win, win, and win. That does something for the trainer as well as for the fighter. Because the goal is to beat the opponent and win, we are both on a mission.
Tell us what a training day with Leonard Wilson consists of.
A training day with me is hard work. It includes bag work, putting the rounds in, shadow boxing, circuit trail, and calisthenics. That’s the only way you’re going to build yourself up as a fighter, by doing the hard work. The easy work is when you get into that ring. I tell my fighters that the luxury in boxing is getting into ring and fighting after you have done all of the hard work in the gym. To me in boxing, if the hard work doesn’t get done and you aren’t conditioned, then you’re going to be a punching bag in the ring.
Do you have any advice for anyone looking to pursue a career as a boxing trainer?
For me, everyone can’t be a boxing trainer. My advice is to know your craft and to teach a fighter from your heart. Show them that passion that you have for it and when you do that do not take advantage of that fighter. You have to build a fighter up and guide them correctly so that as they grow in the ring of boxing, he can be that fighter that you are looking to achieve. My advice is to keep it real with your fighter, tell them what they’re doing wrong, motivate, push, and inspire them. As a coach, we have to be a mentor to these fighters and guide their career in the right direction.
What are your favorite leisure activities outside of the gym?
Sunday’s are usually my days off where I like to go to church, sometimes to the movies, clean up around the house, go to the sauna, or get a message. I also like to listen to music so sometimes I will go listen to live bands in the area.
We enjoy staying connected with our fans across the globe through social media and at our events. Each quarter, we dedicate this section of our Fan Connection to loyal fans that continue to support Mayweather Promotions and our fighters year after year. Our chosen fans, Lisa Maxey and Ryan Tays, have an eye for boxing talent. Learn more about this quarter’s featured fans below and what makes Gervonta Davis and Maurice Lee their favorite MP fighters, respectively.
Lisa Maxey’s boxing roots run deep. Lisa’s father was an amateur national champion and boxing club owner, her mother was a boxing judge, and her brothers were also amateur boxers. Lisa is now the mother of a heavyweight professional boxer and boxing club owner who’s trained with some of the best in the business including the late Angelo Dundee and Emanuel Stewart, and more recently Jeff Mayweather. Lisa’s dream is to be able to travel the world to watch her favorite MP fighter, Gervonta Davis, fight. Since the age of 4, Lisa has been surrounded by the sweet science and has an eye for legendary fighters. Lisa is confident that Gervonta “Tank” Davis will reach legendary status. Read on to learn what else Lisa sees in the 2X world champion.
Q: In what ways do you or have you supported Gervonta Davis, Mayweather Promotions, and MP fighters?
A: I didn’t know much about Gervonta prior to him turning pro but I watch every fight and support any move he makes. I also google him daily for potential news and fight updates.
Q: Which fight was your favorite Gervonta Davis fight?
A: The most exciting Gervonta fight was his performance against Jose Pedraza. It gave me chills! I was yelling and screaming at the TV until he stopped him in the seventh round.
Q: What is your favorite memory of Gervonta Davis in or out of the ring?
A: My favorite memory of Gervonta is his facial expression after he defeated Pedraza. The look on his face knowing he’d just become the IBF Super Featherweight champion was priceless.
Q: If you were in Gervonta Davis’s corner, what advice would you give him?
A: My advice to Tank would be to keep doing what you’re doing, stay away from the ropes, and always have the left hook ready.
Q: If you could pick a theme song to describe Gervonta Davis’s performance inside the ring, what song would you choose?
A: I chose “Bad to The Bone” by George Thorogood because Gervonta is bad to the bone when he’s inside the ring.
Q: Finish this sentence: I am the best Gervonta Davis fan because…
A: Everybody knows I talk about boxing and Gervonta Davis being my favorite fighter all the time.
Q: Name one fact about Gervonta Davis that amazes you every time you think of it?
A: Gervonta went from foster care to professional boxing and world champion all by the age of 22. I work with Children Family Services and a good percentage of the foster children I know don’t believe they will amount to anything. Gervonta is a true fighter and survivor.
Q: If you could spend the day with him, what would your day consist of?
A: I have a few different ideas of how the day with Gervonta could be spent. First, I’d want to see what a regular day is like for him, including what he does during his downtime. We would ride through Baltimore, see where he came from, meet some of his childhood friends, have a nice lunch and enjoy a fight ringside. An alternative could be spending the day shopping with Gervonta. Finally, I could take Gervonta to my hometown in Illinois and surprise my son’s boxing club. I would be happy spending the day with Gervonta regardless of what we did.
Q: How has Gervonta Davis inspired you?
A: Gervonta’s childhood story to where he is now as a father and a boxer, is an inspiration to us all. I’m excited about his future and happy that I’ll be able to continue following his career.
Ryan Tays is a 29-year old recently married sports enthusiast who has a sweet spot for the sweet science. Ryan trains in the boxing gym and loves attending the best fight cards the sport has to offer. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, cheering on the LA Chargers and LA Clippers, and sharpening his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills. Ryan’s love for boxing led him to Maurice Lee. Ryan is a huge fan of Lee, which he describes in detail below.
Q: In what ways do you or have you supported Maurice Lee, Mayweather Promotions, and MP fighters?
A: I have been supportive of past and present boxers under the Mayweather Promotions banner to include Floyd Mayweather, Gervonta Davis, and Maurice Lee. I sport MP and TMT gear regularly, catch as many fights on TV and livestream as possible, and keep up with the boxers through You Tube and social media.
Q: Which fight was your favorite Maurice Lee fight?
A: My favorite is Maurice’s fight against Lennard Davis on February 9th of this year because I was there to experience it in person.
Q: Have you seen a Maurice Lee fight live? If so, how was that experience.
A: Yes, I attended the Davis vs. Ruiz fight card in February at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. Maurice Lee fought Lennard Davis on the undercard. It was a hard-fought fight which led to a draw, but I think Lee deserved the decision. It was a great night of boxing and I was happy to see MP’s best fight that night.
Q: What is your favorite memory of Maurice Lee in or out of the ring?
A: Maurice has a comical side. While on a trip in France, he randomly punched a sign, which caught the attention of people passing by and I honestly thought it was hilarious.
Q: If you were in Maurice Lee’s corner, what advice would you give him?
A: I would tell Maurice to keep grinding and continue taking the advice of those who truly want the best for him. People who encounter fame must learn who’s in their corner and block out everyone else.
Q: If you could pick a theme song to describe Maurice Lee’s performance inside the ring, what song would you choose?
A: The best song to describe Maurice would be “Focused” by Wale.
Q: Finish this sentence: I am the best Maurice Lee fan because…
A: He’s the epitome of hard work. Maurice stays in shape and trains hard. He appears to be a great dad and loves his daughter very much. Like him, I strive to be a hardworking man and hope to eventually have children of my own and will love them with everything in me.
Q: Name one fact about Maurice Lee that amazes you every time you think of it?
A: In Maurice’s recent fight he ruptured his ear drum and continued fighting to victory, which is very gutsy!
Q: If you could spend the day with him, what would your day consist of?
A:If I could spend the day with Maurice, I think we’d work out, grab a bite to eat, and talk boxing. I’d love to say we would spar each other, but I’m not looking to get knocked out.
Q: How has Maurice Lee inspired you?
A: Maurice Lee has overcome many obstacles at a young age that most wouldn’t fathom recovering from, including surviving multiple gunshot wounds. Maurice is an inspiration; he’s shown that if he can overcome such tragic events and become a phenomenal boxer, then I can overcome anything.
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