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Davis promoter Ellerbe blasted Eddie Hearn Friday

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Davis promoter Ellerbe blasted Eddie Hearn Friday

It doesn’t look like Gervonta Davis and Tevin Farmer will be battling in the ring anytime soon. This is especially after Davis advisor/promoter, Leonard Ellerbe of Mayweather promotions, blasted rival Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing on social media Friday.

First, as we wrote previously, Davis the WBA super featherweight champion from Baltimore is looking for a bigger profile opponent and possible unification fight with the IBF 130 lbs. champion, Farmer. However as is commonly been a stumbling block over the past few years, Davis is promoted by Mayweather Promotions/PBC and his fights have been on Showtime premium cable in the USA.

Farmer is promoted through Matchroom Boxing and, his last two fights have been on DAZN streaming service.

However, that didn’t stop Hearn from reportedly offering Davis a $5 million guarantee to jump networks and  fight Farmer on DAZN later this year.

Well, let’s just say that Ellerbe made clear in a series of tweets Friday morning, that they have no interest in doing a deal with Hearn or to be streamed on DAZN, for what they believe is minimal audience.

Here was Ellerbe responding to a the scenario of blind purse bids, etc. involving Hearn/Matchroom/DAZN:

Then, for good measure, a few minutes later Ellerbe again tweeted about the deal that Mayweather Promotions offered Farmer:

Davis just successfully defended his WBA 130 lbs. title at the end of July in his hometown of Baltimore. Headlining on Showtime, Davis scored a second round KO of little known Panamanian Ricardo Nunez to improve to 22-0 with 21 KOs.

Coincidentally, Farmer (30-4-1, but only 6 KOs) was defending his IBF belt, simultaneously in Arlington, Texas, on that same Saturday night, as the co-main event on DAZN. He was victorious with a 12 round easy decision over Guillaume Frenois.

And later Friday morning, Ellerbe wanted to make clear that Hearn/DAZN have no leverage in the negotiations with them:

So, the public “back and forth” between promoters (which is common) continues on possible Davis-Farmer. Just don’t expect it to end up on DAZN.

Meanwhile, it’s also possible that WBA Featherweight (126 lbs.) champ Leo Santa Cruz, who is a PBC fighter, could move up and fight Davis this winter on Showtime, instead.

A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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