Gervonta Davis v Liam Walsh: Norfolk hero ready for date with destiny

Floyd Mayweather during the press conference

Unlike his brothers, Cromer's Liam Walsh remained remarkably composed for someone preparing for his first world title fight against one of the world's most promising fighters and who was consistently backed up by an all-time great. The Manchester-born 30-year-old is also unbeaten and is a former British and European champion and already holds the Commonwealth belt in the super-featherweight division.

Floyd Mayweather would not address speculation that his anticipated fight with Conor McGregor is close to fruition Thursday when he made an appearance in London to promote Saturday's bout between Gervonta Davis and Liam Walsh.

Walsh (21-0, 14KOs) has mainly impressed at domestic level and holds solid wins over the likes of Paul Appleby, Scott Harrison, Joe Murray and Gary Sykes. I have one of the best in the business backing me.

"I will certainly ask all these questions", he said. I'd never even heard of these fighters until Leonard [Ellerbe] came to me. "I feel like I've been in longer fights". I feel like I've been in longer fights. Mayweather has repeatedly said that he won't come out of retirement, against anyone, for less than $100 million. I'm going to slap both of your p*****s. "I'm more than confident I'll get the job done".

Davis is the best of the 36 fighters Mayweather manages through Mayweather Promotions - and the ring king has taken a very personal interest in his progress.

Davis, 22, has admitted pursuing a glamorous lifestyle in the past and Norfolk's Walsh, 31, said of his opponent: "We're complete polar opposites". The only other reputable fighter on his record is Cristobal Cruz.

"It's been pretty good since winning the world title", said Davis. I'm actually staying level headed, staying focused. It's not how much I'm paid which matters most. I found my way to fame and fortune through boxing and if I can use that experience to help him and other young boxers do the same, I'll be a happy man.

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"When I got back to Vegas, Floyd Mayweather was hands on more than usual, working with me in the gym late nights", Davis said.

"Last time you had an undefeated fighter over here was Ricky Hatton and you know what I did to him?"

But he will be fighting outside the U.S. for the first time in his professional career in front of an expected raucous crowd.

Davis had little to lose and eveything to gain when he fought Pedraza for the world title.

The war of words continued even after the press conference had ended, but this time with Mayweather surrounded by bodyguards. "I think his skills will speak loud and clear".

After repeated interruptions and Ryan shouting at Mayweather about why he never fought outside the United States, Mayweather eventually said to all Walsh brothers, "I'm 40 and I'll beat all three of your asses on the same night".

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