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Floyd Mayweather’s popularity and accomplishments are hard to emulate, with Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney, and Shakur Stevenson all striving to build their own reputations as rising stars in America.

Last updated: 28/12/20 13:57 pm


Floyd Mayweather has become America’s biggest boxing star, but can an American fighter match his success?  |  Boxing News



Floyd Mayweather has become America’s biggest boxing star, but can an American fighter match his success?  |  Boxing News







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Devin Haney says he’s honored to be compared to Floyd Mayweather

Devin Haney says he’s honored to be compared to Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather has become America’s biggest boxing star, but can any American fighters emulate his success? The Panel delivered its verdict …

Mayweather always showcases his skills in exhibition fights, with YouTuber Logan Paul set to share the ring with the multi-weight world champion in February.

But can any of America’s top talent come close to Mayweather’s popularity and achievement?

Carl Froch

Gervonta Davis. He has a flashy style and he can punch too. Davis has this defensive skill, but he’s also exciting because he’s so aggressive.

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Gervonta Davis produced a ruthless Jesus Cueller save in 2018

Gervonta Davis produced a ruthless Jesus Cueller save in 2018

I think he has a bit of Naseem Hamed about him. Davis has that confidence, along with a bit of arrogance, which isn’t always a bad thing when trying to entertain.

Adam smith

I know people choose Shakur Stevenson and others, but the one for me is Vergil Ortiz Jr. I loved him from the very beginning. I think he’s a special talent and I really expect him to be successful in 2021.

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I think Golden Boy and Oscar De La Hoya have a real gem in their hands in Ortiz Jr.

Adam smith

There are previews, and I mean only previews of Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Mikey Garcia. He has very good skills, incredible focus and he has power.

I think Golden Boy and Oscar De La Hoya have a real gem on Ortiz Jr. I’m not saying he could replace Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, but he could definitely do some great things next year.

Johnny nelson

I think it’s impossible to fill Mayweather’s shoes. There will never be another Floyd Mayweather, because he had something that was rooted in him since he was young by his family. Even now, he still lives in the gym longer than most professional fighters.

Floyd Mayweather has become America’s biggest boxing star, but can an American fighter match his success?  |  Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather has become America’s biggest boxing star, but can an American fighter match his success?  |  Boxing News
Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao to improve his reputation in 2015

Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao to improve his reputation in 2015

You have a lot of imitators. I think Devin Haney is good, but I don’t rate him like they say he’s the next Floyd Mayweather. I do not do it. I don’t feel it, I can’t see it.

Matthew macklin

I guess people are saying Devin Haney is Floyd Mayweather’s heir to the throne, but I think it’s a little premature. He certainly looks the part and he’s really talented, but it’s a bold statement so we’ll have to wait and see.

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Haney showed his punching power in the knockout win over Antonio Moran last May

Haney showed his punching power in the knockout win over Antonio Moran last May

Ryan Garcia is also talented, he’s got great speed and he certainly has the personality and marketability to be a superstar. If his ability matches that, then we’ll see. This fight against Luke Campbell will tell us a lot, because personally I make Luke Campbell the favorite in this fight.

Dave coldwell

The last time we thought someone was going to take over from Floyd Mayweather, we were talking about Adrien Broner, and look what happened to him. Forget the “next Mayweather”, there might be the “next stars”.

Style and ability perspective, maybe Shakur Stevenson. The way he boxes is made for longevity. But the only problem for Stevenson, if he is to break into the mainstream, is that people might not enjoy his pure boxing displays, rather than a few exciting tears.

Floyd Mayweather has become America’s biggest boxing star, but can an American fighter match his success?  |  Boxing News

Teofimo Lopez conquered Vasiliy Lomachenko to unify the light belts of the world

Teofimo Lopez, he’s exciting, he can punch, and he showed against Vasiliy Lomachenko that he can box too. For a real star, and a guy with all the right attributes, the complete package, maybe Lopez. But purely boxing, maybe Shakur Stevenson.

Andy clarke

The closest I can think of is Devin Haney. He and his father went about their business like Mayweather. They moved to Las Vegas, specifically to seek his advice on how to do it all.

He’s got “Devin Haney TV” and everything. It’s very like Mayweather, the way they do it.

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Haney Backs Up Her Showmanship With Smooth Ringing Skills

Haney Backs Up Her Showmanship With Smooth Ringing Skills

He’s really good too. He has the talent and the skills to back it up.





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