Former five-weight world champion and founding father of Mayweather Promotions, Floyd Mayweather, has responded to the information that Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis has ended his long-term relationship with the companu.
Davis signed with Mayweather Promotions in 2015 and in simply over two years, gained the IBF super-featherweight world title, knocking out Jose Pedraza within the seventh spherical of their combat.
Tank went on to win the WBA world title the yr after, persevering with to knock out each opponent, earlier than saying his step as much as light-weight.
At 135lb, Davis knocked out Yuriorkis Gamboa, profitable the WBA Common light-weight title after which gained the 2020 knockout of the yr in his subsequent combat, ending Leo Santa Cruz with a brutal lead uppercut.
Then his relationship with mentor Mayweather appeared to take a flip for the more severe and after three extra wins in 2021 and 2022, Davis introduced his break up from the corporate.
As one of many faces of the game these days, it’s a detrimental loss for Mayweather Promotions. But, on the Earn Your Leisure podcast, Mayweather revealed his assist for Davis, regardless of dropping the crown jewel of his enterprise.
“I’ve at all times been a gentleman, I’ve at all times been respectful. There may be nothing like taking a child, that got here from the identical background as you, and serving to them and placing them ready to grow to be a multi-millionaire.”
“You meet a child, he simply got here as much as you for an autograph, you signal the autograph for him, then I inform him ‘in a number of years, if you become older, I’m going to work with you and make you a world champion sometime’. Years later, I began working with him, helped him, pushed him to be nice and if he appears like he has grown wings and might fly, grow to be his personal boss, extra energy to him.”
“I didn’t get into the game of boxing, after I retired, to not need to see fighters develop. If he appears like he can surpass Floyd Mayweather, or be the subsequent Floyd Mayweather, I’m right here to push you. Go for it.”
Tank has just lately agreed a mega combat with Ryan Garcia for 2023, in one of many must-see fights of subsequent yr. Nevertheless, he’ll first take a troublesome ‘tune-up’ combat towards the WBA Common super-featherweight champion, Hector Luis Garcia, on January seventh, while ‘King Ry’ introduced that he is not going to take an interim combat.