Gervonta Davis On Mayweather Promotions: “My Contract Is Up”

Is There Friction Between Gervonta Davis and Floyd Mayweather?

Floyd Mayweather speaks to Gervonta Davis
Floyd Mayweather speaks to Gervonta Davis

Is Gervonta Davis On the Outs with Mayweather Promotions?


What’s known about Gervonta Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) is that on May 28, he will make the second defense of the WBA Regular lightweight title against mandatory challenger Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12 KOs). But beyond is suddenly becoming an open question.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE?

“Tank” is claiming on social media that he’s on the outs with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Mayweather Promotions. While responding to a charge that Mayweather is ruining his career on March 24, Davis detailed his contract situation with the promotional company. This followed a direct post from the previous day in which Davis is seemingly frustrated with ticket sales. He also has a black circle as his avatar, a sign that something is amiss.

Gervonta Davis expresses frustration over social media

There has been a running debate among pundits about the relationship between the two. The argument is that Mayweather is unwilling to pit Tank against the elite fighters in his weight area. The belief is that this is to capitalize on the fighter’s marketability and popularity.

READY TO BREAK FREE?

When the topic of Davis’ opposition comes up during press conferences and post-fight interviews, Mayweather will quickly redirect the conversation about how his fighter has become a cash cow. Indeed, the hard-hitting southpaw has become a box-office attraction and pay-per-view star. However, is that happening at the expense of the fighter not speaking his truth?

After his previous fight against Isaac Cruz, Davis was asked about possible matchups against unified lightweight champ George Kambosos Jr, WBC lightweight champ Devin Haney, and top contender Ryan Garcia. Tank responded by saying they would be easy work and that he’s the best fighter at 135 pounds. It’s one of the few times in which he was allowed to speak for himself at a press event without Mayweather literally taking over the mic.

It now seems as if Davis has had enough. Are his posts a sign that he’s ready to move on from Mayweather Promotions? Does the fighter want to have more of a say-so about his career moving forward? Now that this is a public matter, how will all of this be handled leading up to the fight against Romero? This is officially a developing story, so stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for the latest developments.

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By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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