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Why Did Gervonta Davis Sport Mexican Colors Against Leo Santa Cruz? Is He a Mexican?

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Why Did Gervonta Davis Sport Mexican Colors Against Leo Santa Cruz? Is He a Mexican?

Gervonta Davis ranks among the biggest boxing talents at present. With his paramount skill sets and overall ability to demolish his opponents, Davis has piled on to the summit of the sport. In his last fight against Leo Santa Cruz, Davis proved his worth to one and all by completely overpowering his Mexican foe. Also, Davis, in the walkout costume for this fight wore Mexican colors. But why did he do so? Is he really a Mexican?

‘Tank’ holds an American nationality without a doubt. But the reason he donned the Mexican colors for his last fight was because he wished to pay homage to his idol and mentor, Floyd Mayweather.

In 2007, ‘Pretty Boy’ entered the ring to contend against Oscar De La Hoya. In his walkout costume, Mayweather wore Mexican colors. Moreover, that night was all about ‘Money’ as he completely smothered ‘Golden Boy’ and established his supremacy in the boxing world.

That said, ‘Tank’ took inspiration from the same and he donned a similar costume in his walkout against Leo Santa Cruz. Not just the costume, but Davis actually hammered his Mexican opponent just like Floyd Mayweather beat ‘Golden Boy’. That’s how he paid homage to his idol.

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The Maryland native enjoys taking inspiration from ‘Pretty Boy’ in almost every vertical of his life. He also polishes his boxing prowess under Mayweather’s guidance and that’s how he pulls off some magnetic wins inside the squared circle.

Can Gervonta Davis become a boxing legend like Floyd Mayweather?

Gervonta Davis has already sent shock waves in the fight world with his high-class performances. Mayweather, in his vast career span, was more of a defensive fighter, but Davis is an even more terrifying version of Mayweather. This is because, besides displaying the defensive skill sets like his idol, he has unmatched power to batter his rivals.

Gervonta Davis
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

That said, ‘Tank’ is rightly on the pathway to becoming a legend in a game like ‘Money’.

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What do you make of the above story? Could we see more Mayweather-inspired walkout robes as Davis furthers his career?

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