Former World Champion Reveals The Reason Why Gervonta Davis and Floyd Mayweather Are Beefing

Published 05/26/2022, 7:15 AM EDT

The relationship between Gervonta Davis and Floyd Mayweather seems to be coming to a turbulent end after the former announced he would be leaving Mayweather promotions after his fight with Rolando Romero.

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There were many speculations about why Davis finally decided to leave. In fact, many fans and pundits shared their views on the plausible reasons for Davis’ departure.

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Paul Malignaggi reveals the origins of the beef

In an episode of ProBox Tv with Roy Jones Jr., and Antonio Tarver, Paulie Malignaggi spilled the beans on a story that started the whole beef between Floyd Mayweather and Gervonta Davis.

Malignaggi said, “The story I was told at that time was that Floyd gave Gervonta one of his penthouses and one of his apartments in the Palms hotel. He said this is your apartment. I will furnish it for you. He got him a jeep as well. At the time, Gervonta was not a champion and what I was told was Gervonta sold all the furniture, sold the jeep, and went back to Baltimore and bought a Benz.”

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Although this is just speculation, if this story is true, then the hostility between the two has been ongoing for a long time.

The history between Gervonta Davis and Floyd Mayweather

Gervonta Davis joined the Mayweather promotions in 2015 and he has been 26-0 under the promotion. Moreover, He has won belts in the super featherweight, super lightweight, and lightweight divisions.

However, we cannot deny that Mayweather Promotions has undoubtedly transformed Davis into one of boxing’s biggest young stars. But they have frustrated fans by failing to put him in the fights many want to see. And with the increase in talent in the lightweight division, there are a lot of potential matchups for Davis.

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The 27-year-old has been very vocal about his dissatisfaction with the promotion. Moreover, he has also taken shots against Mayweather on social media and in interviews. And now, he’s confirmed that he will be going his own way once this deal reaches its conclusion.

What lies ahead for Gervonta Davis?

Gervonta Davis has put on some very entertaining fights against Leo Santa Cruz and Mario Barrios in recent times. But he has dominated just a single division.

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If he wants to reach the upper echelon of boxers like Canelo Alvarez or Oleksandr Usyk, he has to gain all the titles in his division. He holds the lesser WBA belt at lightweight at present, but this might change as we will get to see Davis in huge fights with his fellow top lightweights after his departure.

What do you make of Gervonta Davis’s decision? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and has a keen interest in the sweet science of boxing. His journey in boxing began when he first saw highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager and then followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather Sahil is an avid fan of Tyson Fury and Vasiliy Lomachenko and strongly believes that Lomachenko is pound for pound the best boxer in the world.

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