MMA | Boxing | 4 months ago
Floyd Mayweather vows not to make protege's night all about him, immediately does the opposite
He has a master plan for the Conor McGregor undercard

Dana White was right, the press conference for Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather will probably be better than the fight itself.

'Money' was in London on Saturday night as his protege Gervonta Davis improve his pristine professional record to 18-0.

The 22-year-old earned his 17th career KO, overwhelming opponent Liam Walsh in the third round. He dropped him to the canvas with a vicious combination. Walsh was clearly dinged, but struggled back to his feet just in time for Davis to swiftly move in for the kill and keep pummeling him until the referee was left with no option but to step in.

It was an amazing performance and Davis deserved to lap up the spotlight on such a big stage. However, when Floyd Mayweather grabbed hold of the mic, he made sure that the focus was completely switched from the starlet straight over to himself and his proposed diamond-encrusted panty night with McGregor.

"Well if me and McGregor happen to make the fight happen, which I do think the fight will happen, I would love for this young kid (Davis) to be on the undercard. I would also like Badou Jack to be on the undercard."

Davis and Jack both fight for Mayweather Promotions, so it makes complete sense that he would be pushing for them to be added to that PPV record-smasher. It was a clever move on his part and it promoted the two talented pugilists.

Despite using the platform to ensure the McGregor conversation would continue, Mayweather ensured the world that this night was all about Davis' victory. Remarkably, in the next sentence, he went back to talking about the McGregor fight.

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"But, tonight's Tank Night. Let's talk about him. He did a great job. He did a tremendous job. I had a great career, and my career may not be over. Number 50 may be against Conor McGregor. We'll just wait and see, but tonight is Tank Night. He went out there, he looked brilliant and I give him an A+."

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