Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the Newest Black Woman-Owned Boxing and Fitness Gym Franchise




Kathy Davis, an entrepreneur who is now in her 50s, is the owner of a Brentwood, Tennessee-based Mayweather Boxing + Fitness franchise, a high-intensity fitness center experience developed by Floyd Mayweather himself,

Davis launched the second Mayweather Boxing + Fitness franchise in 2019. However, just 4 months after its launch, the pandemic hit, and the business was faced with unforeseen challenges. Gyms are prohibited to operate to avoid the spread of COVID-19 then. But Davis said they managed to stay afloat by offering free virtual workouts. There was no income coming in at that time but they had to prioritize people's health and safety while still keeping them interested until they could finally open again.

Davis also emphasized the importance of listening to the client's feedback on the things that need improvement as a new franchisee. She said they had to make some tweaks to class programming and it was all for the better.