Gervonta Davis says he wants to beat-up Jake Paul at the Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul exhibition

Gervonta Davis and Jake Paul

  • Two-weight boxing champion Gervonta Davis wants to beat up the YouTube creator Jake Paul in February.
  • Davis is a power-punching protege of Floyd Mayweather, who announced Sunday on Instagram that he's boxing Logan Paul in an exhibition in two months' time.
  • The 26-year-old wants to participate in the show and challenged Jake Paul to meet him in the ring.
  • The match won't likely happen in a professional setting as there is a significant talent gap between them, with Davis being one of world boxing's legitimate stars.
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Gervonta Davis wants to beat-up Jake Paul at the Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul exhibition in February.

Davis, also known as Tank, is Mayweather's ferociously-powerful protege and scored one of the knockouts of the year in October when he became the first person to finish Leo Santa Cruz.

Davis KO'd Santa Cruz with a nasty left uppercut and said in an Instagram story Sunday that he would relish competing on Mayweather's undercard in February.

Mayweather returns to the ring on February 20 for a showcase involving the YouTube creator Logan Paul.

Both Paul brothers have boxed before, albeit to a very low level. Logan has a 0-1 losing record, while Mayweather retired unbeaten after 50 pro bouts in 2017.

Jake Paul, meanwhile, has two knockouts from two wins, and scored a horrific knockout of his own when he left the former NBA player face-down and motionless on the canvas in the second round of the co-main event at the landmark Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. show in November.

Jake has since attracted the attention of multiple athletes in a variety of sports wanting to fight him, with Davis issuing the latest challenge.

"Jake Paul, let's get it," Davis said alongside a promotional photo for the Mayweather — Logan event, according to ESPN.

Davis vs. Jake Paul is not likely, regardless of social media traction

As Insider noted in our post-fight report for his last win, Davis is on the cusp of superstardom.

"The sky is the limit for him with what we've seen over the last year," the Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza told Insider earlier in the year.

"We've seen him break into two brand new markets in Baltimore and Atlanta that hadn't had boxing, at that level, in decades," Espinoza said, adding that Davis has an aura similar to what Mayweather, Roy Jones Jr., and Mike Tyson had.

The American is a reigning two-weight world champion and is ranked the world's No.13 boxer by Insider.

Though we have written extensively about the golden era of showbiz boxing, the concept of the exhibition works best when it is separate from professional boxing.

Mayweather, Tyson, and the Paul brothers do not exist in the legitimate side of the sport. The former fighters are both retired, and Jake and Logan are content creators first, boxers second.

Big-money and legacy-defining bouts await Davis in pro boxing.

He is linked with a fight against unbeaten youngster Ryan Garcia which is a rivalry that has been simmering all year, as well as a match with Gary Russell Jr.

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