“He’s the One Who Really Started” – Keith Thurman Goes After Gervonta Davis’ Promoter

Published 12/29/2021, 12:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 24: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Gervonta Davis speaks to the Media during SHOWTIME SPORTS 2018 Boxing Announcements at Cipriani on Jnauary 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Over the past few months, there’s been a massive exchange of words going on between Keith Thurman and Gervonta Davis’ promoter, and the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe. The duo clashed over the juncture of a Gervonta Davis fight and since then their trash talks have only escalated.

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Davis, a few months back, seemed to set his vision on the welterweight roster after beating Mario Barrios. Since then, a fight between him and Thurman has been in the news. Also, Leonard Ellerbe himself remained open to book this fight.

That said, he even mentioned it on his social handle and warned Thurman about ‘Tank’.

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However, ‘One Time’ in a latest interview with Fight Hub TV, went after Ellerbe.

He said, “It was like me and Leonard talking s**t because he’s, uh, he’s the one who really started all the comments.” 

“He tweeted first off, you know what I’m saying, Leonard Ellerbe tweeted, you know, so let it knows he just has tremendous faith and confidence in his fighter ‘Tank’ Davis, you know, we’re in different divisions.”

“He’s (Davis) doing his thing. He’s got a great career. And one day he might be a valid opponent in the welterweight division, but I didn’t see at that time. I don’t see it at this time.” he added.

Thurman praised the young gun for his impeccable boxing run. But at the same time, he weighed over the chances of him fighting the undefeated star.

Is it too early for Gervonta Davis to step up to the 147-pound division?

A few days back, Gervonta Davis vacated his WBA ‘regular’ super-lightweight belt. With this, he also poured cold water on his move up to the welterweight roster.

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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 01: Gervonta Davis celebrates after knocking out and defeating Guillermo Avila of Mexico (not pictured) in their super featherweights bout at the DC Armory on April 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Also, it’s pretty clear that ‘Tank’ is eager to cement his reign at the lightweight roster only and he’ll stay at this weight class for a while.

Moreover, a matchup between him and Thurman can only come to fruition when he moves up to 147-pounds at some point in the future.

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What do you make of Thurman’s above comments?

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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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