Las Vegas glamor and charm were brought to Atlanta for Saturday night’s boxing match between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Mario “El Azteca” Barrios.
Boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather, wore huge chains around his neck potentially worth millions when he trained his protégé Davis from ringside to ultimate victory.
Millionaire attorney Thomas J. Henry and Barrios’ sponsor, the San Antonio native, pulled everything he could for his fighter, spending half a million dollars on a private 737 to fly him and his family to Atlanta before the fight.
Boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather, wore massive chains around his neck potentially worth millions as he coached his protégé Davis from ringside to ultimate victory.
The Las Vegas Flash was brought to Atlanta for the Saturday night boxing match between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Mario “El Azteca” Barrios.
Barrios emerged flanked by Aztec dancers in traditional costume as drums beat before the main event
The elaborate entrances for each fighter on Saturday night were just a sight to behold.
Barrios came out flanked by Aztec dancers in traditional costume while drums played before the main event.
Davis entered alongside rapper Lil’ Baby as more than 16,000 arenas cheered.
Prior to the bout, Henry told DailyMail.com that he was looking forward to a good fight and had full faith in his undefeated fighter.
The Texas-based lawyer known for throwing multimillion-dollar parties has shipped a fleet of cars—including three $400,000 Rolls-Royces and a Mercedes G-Wagon—to Atlanta to ride in style.
Barrios – who was knocked out in the 11th round – reportedly made $1.5 million from the trip.
Meanwhile, Mayweather’s victorious Davis reportedly raised $5 million for the night.
Energy was high Saturday night at State Farm Arena as thousands turned out to watch the fighters battle it out.
In the crowd on Saturday were high-profile sports stars including legendary NBA stars Julius Irving – also known as Dr. J – and Stephen Jackson.
Davis’ victorious Mayweather is said to have collected $26 million for the night. Davis is seen celebrating with a backflip after winning the match
Millionaire attorney Thomas J. Henry is the sponsor of the San Antonio-born Barrios
Barrios threw many more punches, but Davis connected more frequently and effectively
Davis, dressed in fringe-trimmed shorts, stopped Barrios in round 11 to capture the WBA light-welterweight title, his third world championship.
Davis moved up in weight and won by knockout for the 24th time as a professional. The Baltimore native also holds the WBA Lightweight and Lightweight WBA belts.
There was little action during the first half of the fight in front of a losing crowd as Barrios and Davis alternated as the aggressor, with the 5-foot-10 Barrios a bit more energetic.
According to CompuBox, Davis landed just 11 punches through the first four rounds before finding a mark of 85 in the final six rounds.
5 ft 5 in was a difficult hit to Davis, and his hands were frequently held high.
Powerful millionaire attorney Thomas J. Henry and Rae Barrios from San Antonio all stops for his fighter
Henry spent half a million dollars on a private 737 to fly Barrios and his family to Atlanta before the fight.
Barrios – who was knocked out in the 11th round – reportedly made $1.5 million from the trip. Meanwhile, Mayweather’s victorious Davis reportedly raised $5 million for the night
Barrios threw many more punches, but Davis connected more frequently and effectively.
Davis knocked down Barrios twice in the eighth round, first with a right hook about a minute away, and again shortly after the restart with a left hook. Blood began to spurt from a wound under Barrios’ left eye and left ear.
Even with Davis dominating that round, the judges scored the fight up to eight.
Barrios rallied ninth, twice pinning Davis in the corners. While Barrios threw multiple combinations, a few of his punches broke through to make a solid connection, and the energy expending tired the San Antonio native.
The last punch came when Davis landed a left hook squarely in the middle of Barrios’ face with about 1:10 left in the 11th.
The fight soon came to a halt as Barrios staggered without falling.