This begs the question: How and when did Gervonta Davis’ rumor of being Mexican?
This is because Gervonta’s iconic entrance in his last fight, against Leo Santa Cruz, a veteran Mexican boxer, provides the answer.
Gervonta davis was inspired by Floyd Mayweather Jr. when he wore traditional Mexican clothing in his fight against Leo Santa Cruz. It’s similar to the way Mayweather wore traditional Mexican garb during his fight against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.
Gervonta is a signed Mayweather Promotions member. She has frequently stated that Floyd Mayweather is not only his promoter, but also his mentor. As a tribute to Mayweather, Davis wore Mexican garb when he fought Santa Cruz.
Floyd Mayweather chose traditional Mexican clothing for his entrance to his fight against Oscar De La Hoya in a bid to engage in mental warfare. The boxing community agreed that Mayweather’s entrance in Mexican clothing would anger De La Hoya since he is an American fighter with Mexican heritage.
In the buildup to Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Oscar De La Hoya, Mayweather engaged in some serious trash talk toward his opponent. Their clash saw them engage in a variety of insults and professional jibes. The Mexican-attire ring entry was another of Mayweather’s mind games against The Golden Boy before their fight.
Mayweather defeated De La Hoya by a split decision. This was a historic moment in boxing history. Mayweather became a superstar after beating De La Hoya.
Gervonta Davis also won his fight against Leo Santa Cruz in 2020. Santa Cruz was defeated by Davis via KO in the sixth round. Gervonta won the WBA (Regular), lightweight title, and the WBA Super (Super) super featherweight title.
We are just hours away from Gervonta’s next fight as of this writing. Tonight, June 26th, 2021, at the State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, Davis will face Mario Barrios in a 12-round fight for the WBA (Regular Super Lightweight) title.