Is Gervonta Davis On the Outs with Mayweather Promotions?
The relationship between WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champ Gervonta “Tank” Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) and his promoter, Floyd Mayweather, has more twists and turns than an episode of General Hospital. One minute, you hear rumblings of friction. The next minute, Davis and the man behind Mayweather Promotions claim that things are all good.
ON THIN ICE?
It looks like things are on a rocky road once again. ESPN took to social media to post a tweet from Davis asking for his release papers from his promoters. Davis has since deleted the post. That hasn’t stopped fans from responding on social media and boxing message boards.
WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
It’s another sign things are not copasetic between the fighter and promoter. In March 2022, the 28-year-old made a series of cryptic tweets about the company and claimed that his contract was up. But after a sixth-round stoppage win over then-mandatory challenger Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-1, 12 KOs) in May 2022, Davis and Mayweather were posted up at the post-fight presser, claiming they were on excellent terms and talking about their bright future. The recent actions from the reigning lightweight champ are further evidence that something is awry.
How will this latest development affect Davis, who has big plans ahead? In January 2023, he defends the lightweight strap against the current WBA Super 130-pound champion Hector Luis Garcia (16-0-3, 10 KOs) If Tank is victorious over the junior lightweight champ, up next will be a long-awaited grudge match against lightweight contender Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) in April 2023.
Tank is a fighter who has made a career of fighting through outside-the-ring distractions. That trend continues. Is this a sign that the business relationship between him and Mayweather is about to end? This time around, their differences may be too irreconcilable to repair. Stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for the latest on what is a fluid and tenuous situation.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.