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Gervonta Davis appears on The Breakfast Club

Davis chops it up with Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and Charlamange Tha God.

Former junior lightweight titleholder Gervonta Davis took some time to appear on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to talk about being signed to Floyd Mayweather, a potential fight with Vasyl Lomachenko, and where his career is headed. Check out some excerpts below with the full video interview above.

Gervonta Davis on Oscar De La Hoya saying he would love to work with him:

“Nah. I love the people I’m working with now. Probably in the future but I’m locked in with the people I’m with now.”

On if De La Hoya’s cross-dressing escapades would dissuade him from ever signing with Golden Boy:

“[Laughs]. I’m definitely happy and pleased with the people I’m with now: Al Haymon, Floyd Mayweather Jr., so...”

Of if he thinks he receives more criticism in boxing because he’s black:

“No. I think because I’m under Floyd Mayweather. I mean the hate come from him and they can’t defeat him so they try his protege.

“My fans, they’re not only black so I couldn’t say that.”

On how he got into boxing:

“I came from the group home and things like that so when I first got back with my family we was the new kids on the block, just me and my brother. We was fighting in school, on the block, and things like that so my Uncle, he seen me fighting in front of my house — he took me to the gym. Then I just felt the love that I wasn’t getting at home, I felt it in the gym, so I stuck with it.”

On how he hooked up with Floyd Mayweather:

“I was with a friend of mine, Adrien Broner. I was supposed to sign with Floyd about like two years before, and it didn’t go through. I was going through the wrong person. But I went to Vegas when he fought Maidana...and I was going with Adrien Broner, and I was going as one of his fighters...

“Me and AB [are] close, so I was going under him, like I was going like one of his fighters. So Floyd had one of his guys and we sparred, so he liked the way I fought so he signed me.”

On if Floyd’s defense can be learned or if it just has to come naturally:

“You can learn it but you not gonna have it down pat just like him...”

On what kind of influence Adrien Broner has been on him:

“...I actually didn’t know AB at first when he used to come to the amateur tournaments ‘cause he got locked up, so I really didn’t know who he was at the time. But I start watching him and I seen that he coulda been the next Floyd so I started watching him more and I start being around him. And he was somebody to look up to because he was the hottest person at that time — he was young. I’m talkin’ like 21, 22. So I was watching him and that’s how we got close.”

On what lessons he’s learned from Broner’s mistakes:

“You know, just not staying focused when he need to be focused. That’s about it.”

On if he’s going to rumble with Vasyl Lomachenko:

“Hopefully...down the line. We not scared, we not running from nobody. He 30-years-old so he trying to press the issue now, he trying to get all his fights off now. He had probably like 400 amateur fights so his time is limited. So he trying to get all the fights he can get but it’s on our time.”

On what’s next for him:

“Hopefully I’m trying to get my belt back. I’m supposed to be fighting — I wanna say Billy Dib for the eliminator to fight the guy that got the belt...[in] March.”

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