Jake Paul’s Twitter Feud With Gervonta Davis and Floyd Mayweather Takes a Dark Turn

Published 10/22/2021, 8:37 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against 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)


Gervonta Davis and Floyd Mayweather don’t seem interested in going after Jake Paul at this point. They seem focused on Tank’s upcoming WBA lightweight title defense against Rolando Romero, which will happen at the Staples Center on December 5. However, the duo may have to turn heads towards Jake Paul, who is constantly taking shots at them on social media.

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After the first official presser of Davis vs Romero, Paul demeaned the WBA lightweight champion several times. He ordered Mayweather to advise Davis about leaving his name out of his mouth. Besides, Paul also mocked Gervonta Davis’ height and the ability to sell PPVs. All of these seemed to be casual banter until Jake Paul launched personal attacks on the elite boxers.

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Jake Paul tweeted out some moments of past, recalling when Mayweather and Davis had beaten their partners. ‘The Problem Child’ wrote, “Gervonta Davis and Floyd Mayweather both beat up their baby mothers. That’s what you call a f**king clown. Two clowns don’t make a right.”

A few months back, Jake Paul posted a picture on Instagram and revealed the list of his desired opponents. In a list full of stellar combatants, Paul named Gervonta Davis as one of his potential rivals.

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This justifies the fact of Jake Paul’s desire to face Davis and not vice versa. However, Jake Paul shall come across Tommy Fury. If he wins, he can pick up a fight against Davis, which doesn’t seem relevant at this point.

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Gervonta Davis has a lot of doubters

Despite the banters, Paul doesn’t seem viable to go after Davis. He is nowhere near the world title picture in boxing and is a cruiserweight contender. In response, as Davis’ highest weight category has been 140 lbs, it’s bizarre to picture Paul vs Davis, unless it is conducted in an open-weight format.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Gervonta Davis weighs in for his WBA Super Featherweight Championship fight against Hugo Ruiz (not pictured) at the The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Furthermore, the lightweight division will also offer a lot of challenges to ‘Tank’. That said, it will be unfair to avoid all of it for a fight against Paul, as it will not enrich Davis’ boxing legacy.

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However, that fight can be extremely lucrative at Box Office, benefitting both sides with hefty paydays. Do you think Jake Paul and Gervonta Davis will ever lock horns in-ring?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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