Carl Frampton cheekily corrects Floyd Mayweather following bold Gervonta Davis claim

The biggest fight of the weekend sees IBF super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis [17(16)-0] travel to London to defend his belt.

‘Tank’ takes on his mandatory challenger, unbeaten Englishman Liam Walsh, at the Copper Box live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

The 22 year old phenom won the title back in January, dominating and stopping undefeated champion Jose Pedraza in New York.

The Baltimore boxer’s promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr, has rightly commended Davis for this run of opponents – however the five-weight champion made a slight omission in a recent interview.

Speaking to BT Sport, Mayweather said of Davis that “I’m glad that he’s in a position to take over boxing, but you have to take it one step at a time.”

“This is a stepping stone – but I don’t know one fighter in boxing right now that’s faced two undefeated fighters back-to-back. One of the fighters was an undefeated champion and now he’s facing his mandatory challenger and he’s undefeated also.”

Last year, of course, Belfast’s Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] went on perhaps an even more impressive run.

The Tigers Bay boxer would unify his IBF super bantamweight title with the WBA belt in February, handing the first defeat to his long-time rival Scott Quigg in Manchester.

‘The Jackal’ would then move up in weight and straight into a world title challenge, defeating WBA champion Leo Santa Cruz in New York.

This run of fights saw Frampton win numerous honours, including The Ring Fighter of the Year award and the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year gong.

The Ulster boxer himself, along with plenty of fans, was quick to remind Mayweather

Frampton is currently in camp in London ahead of a Belfast homecoming fight at Windsor Park this Summer, with an opponent set to be confirmed soon.

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