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Gervonta Davis Mum On Whether Leaving Mayweather Promotions

Gervonta Davis Mum On Whether Leaving Mayweather Promotions

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Gervonta Davis Mum On Whether Leaving Mayweather Promotions

Amanda Westcott- Showtime

Gervonta Davis Mum On Whether Leaving Mayweather Promotions

On Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn, NY, multi-division world champ Gervonta “Tank” Davis met with the media at the kick-off of his May 28th bout with Rolando “Rolly” Romero. And while the press conference had the usual back and forth name calling between the fighters, it’s what wasn’t addressed that remains as big a story, as the fight itself.

First, Showtime and Mayweather Promotions held the mid-day press conference in advance of the scheduled 12 round PPV main event on Memorial Day weekend. And, Mayweather CEO and Davis advisor Leonard Ellerbe helped hyped the Davis-Romero,

“Being in boxing at the highest level for over 25 years, I’ve seen it all. When I look at how this fight will probably play out? Obviously, Rolly is the big underdog and Tank is the favorite for a reason. Tank has shown that he’s one of the best fighters in the entire world. In my mind, and I know, this is a very, very dangerous fight for him,” Ellerbe said.

I’ve been around 25 years…I’ve seen Floyd get hit with some big shots…and he was able to show you he has a “Hall of Fame chin.” So May the 28th, when they get in there and go to war, we’re gonna find out, who has the better chin. We know that when it comes to skills? There’s no doubt (favors Davis)….we’re gonna find out if Rolly hits him on the button, we gonna find out if Tank has a big chin.”

So, while the “selling” of the fight is well underway, arguably the bigger story is whether Davis will look to be a promotional free agent after this upcoming bout.

This after Davis had taken to social media about 2 weeks and seem to indicate that he’s unhappy with being forced to fight opponents like Romero, who’s also a Mayweather fighter, instead of bigger names, and therefore, paydays.

A now deleted Twitter response to a fan asking about him leaving Mayweather because of the lack of competition they’re giving him, “My contract is up. That’s why they want me to fight this clown [Rolando Romero] so bad.”

Davis, 26-0, 24 KOs, fought largely unheralded Isaac Cruz, as he had replaced Romero in December when sexual assault allegations arose, and scored a rather ordinary decision in Los Angeles. It was only the second time in his career that he hadn’t scored a KO.

Davis’ previous bout was to move up to Jr. Welterweight and fight WBA secondary title holder Mario Barrios last May, whom he stopped to remain unbeaten.

Meanwhile, the flamboyant Romero is 14-0, 12 KOs and was last in the ring in July when he defeated Anthony Yigit by TKO.

Davis didn’t get asked in the main press conference and obviously didn’t volunteer any comments on the potential split after this bout. And, he, Ellerbe and even, Floyd Mayweather will likely downplay any talk of rift, anyway.

Still, that is definitely one of the subplots moving forward for the Romero bout approximately six weeks from now.

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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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