GERVONTA DAVIS paid homage to his mentor’s famous Mexican ring attire that Floyd Mayweather wore against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.
Mayweather dressed in the colours of Mexico and walked out with a sombrero the night he outpointed De La Hoya.
It elevated the American legend to the top of the sport and dethroned De La Hoya – who has Mexican parents – as boxing’s pay-per-view attraction.
Davis, 13 years later, replicated the move as he enjoyed his own breakout performance.
Fighting on pay-per-view for the first time, the Baltimore banger – known as ‘Tank’ – knocked out Mexico’s Leo Santa Cruz.
Davis closed the show with a stunning left uppercut, all in front of Mayweather’s watchful eye.
The 25-year-old won the WBA super-featherweight title as well as retaining his ‘Regular’ lightweight belt.
With Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko surrounding Davies, the American has plenty of box office rivals.
But Mayweather, 43, insisted his protege is top of the pile.
He said: “We really want to enjoy this victory. Soon, a fight is over, the first ten seconds ‘Who do you wanna fight? Who do you wanna fight?’
“Tank is the top dog. Tank is on pay-per-view for a reason. Tank is where he is at for a reason.
“So we don’t wanna come up here and call different names, we wanna fight him, we wanna fight him, we don’t want to do that.
“What we wanna do is let him go home, enjoy himself, his daughter, his family, his team, and then we will talk about that, 20-30 days from now, but he should be able to enjoy his victory.”