Davis Leaving Mayweather Promotions: “It’s Time I Control My Career”

Tank Davis Ready to Captain his own Ship!

Gervonta Davis speaks to at a fight kick-off
Gervonta Davis

Gervonta Davis Confirms his Departure from Mayweather Promotions

After being under the tutelage of the great Floyd Mayweather for nearly seven years, Gervonta “Tank” Davis’ (26-0, 24KOs) fight against Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12KOs) will be his final fight as a part of Mayweather Promotions. The boxing Hall of Famer and Baltimore, Maryland native haven’t always agreed.

Davis sent out a tweet on social media in April that appeared to be a dig at Mayweather. This was all over Mayweather’s being absent at the kickoff press event for Davis v Romero as he was in Dubai holding a press conference of his own to announce an exhibition bout against longtime sparring partner Don Moore.

However, with their working relationship coming to an end, it seems like things are good between them right now. In an interview on the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Davis confirmed his plans to move on from Mayweather after the Romero fight.

“It doesn’t necessarily have to be about leaving Mayweather Promotions, it’s about becoming that man, handling your own, your own responsibilities, your own priorities. So I feel as though, it’s my career, I need to be the one that controls my career, and it’s time.

I mean, everybody doesn’t need to have those training wheels on them forever. It’s time to ride your own bike without training wheels. “


When asked if this was his final fight with Mayweather Promotions, Davis replied:

“Yes sir.”

Under Mayweather, Davis won the IBF 130-pound title by beating Jose Pedraza. He also won the WBA super 130-pound title by stopping Jess Cuellar in three rounds. In 2019, he moved up in weight to face Yuriokis Gamboa for the vacant WBA regular title, winning a unanimous decision. Following that win, Davis would be elevated to a pay-per-view fighter as his next bout came against Leo Santa Cruz, whom he brutally knocked out in six rounds.

Next, against Mario Barrios for the WBA regular 140-pound title, he won via stoppage in the eleventh round. So while everything wasn’t always peaches and cream between the two, Mayweather did his job of guiding Davis to world title glory and making him a pay-per-view fighter.

So it’s going to be really interesting to see where Davis leads his career. Being in a loaded division, marquee fights await him against Shakur Stevenson, Devin Haney, George Kambosos, Vasyl Lomachenko, and Ryan Garcia. Will he work with other boxing promoters or keep it close to home and still work with Al Haymon of PBC? Only time will tell.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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