Eddie Hearn Goes All Out on Floyd Mayweather for Not Letting Gervonta Davis Take Tougher Fights

Published 07/09/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Eddie Hearn attends a press conference at Bramall Lane on February 6, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Wilson/MB Media/Getty Images)


Gervonta Davis is one of the top-notch young guns of modern-day boxing. In just a brief span of time, he has risen to super-stardom in the game and he still shows vast promise to become great in the sport. In his last fight against Mario Barrios, Davis proved his worth and showed why he’s the best at what he does.

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Fans absolutely love him, and they wish to see him fight the likes of Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, and more. However, Davis’s idol, Floyd Mayweather, doesn’t want him to do so.

After Davis’s win against Barrios, Mayweather, in a press conference, revealed, “We’re not gonna go away and make another company great.”

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“We’ve got plenty at 140lbs, 135lbs, 130lbs. We’re gonna continue to fight the fighters that we’ve got to fight.”

However, Eddie Hearn didn’t like Mayweather’s notions, and he spoke to DAZN Boxing on the same.

Here he said, “You’re not giving these fighters an opportunity to create a legacy, be great. Gervonta will never be a great unless he fights Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney.” (h/t Michael Benson)

Davis, in his short yet attractive boxing stint, has stepped up in enormous weight classes. But his prime success and fame came in when he competed in the lightweight division.

Also, that was the time when fans began drawing comparisons between him and other stout contenders in the division. Now, after battling none of the aforementioned young guns, ‘Tank’ has moved up to 140-pounds, looking to fight stern challengers there.

Should Gervonta Davis test himself against the best lightweights at present?

Gervonta Davis exhibits pure class when he takes up the ring space. But all of it can only be validated once he faces technicians like Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, and Devin Haney.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates following his fight with Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

‘Tank’ is one of the most terrifying boxing talents. If he goes up to face any of these boxers, he’ll undoubtedly put on a show.

That said, it’ll be interesting to see if Davis actually decides to elevate his boxing run by facing these big names. What do you draw off Hearn’s comments on Mayweather? Do you think the Brit is right with his notions?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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