Mayweather Promotions CEO Explains What’s Common Between Gervonta Davis, Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather

Published 01/20/2024, 7:19 AM EST

Follow Us

via Imago

Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson sold events like people were getting paid to attend the fights! However, is that the case with Gervonta Davis? Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe thinks it’s the same with their now-separated starfighter Gervonta Davis. 

America’s Favorite Video Today

As of today, ‘Tank’ hasn’t entered the ring for approximately nine months, having defeated Ryan Garcia in his last rendezvous to the ring. However, the fight was a spectacle to withhold, as it collected $119 million in revenue. Undoubtedly, Mike and Floyd were the face of boxing at the prime of their careers, similar to Davis today. But is that enough to justify the comparison? Here’s how Ellerbe justified it today on X!

Leonard Ellerbe lists the kind of people in attendance for Gervonta Davis’ fights

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

A handful of hours ago, Ray Jackson tweeted a picture of Gervonta Davis from one of his fights, highlighting Devin Haney in attendance. He wrote, “Whoever Tank Davis fights next, we can count on Bill & Devin Haney sitting ringside at the fight.” It’s worth noting that Turki Alalshikh offered to host a fight between Haney and Davis, but nothing has come out of it yet.

However, soon after the tweet from Jackson, Ellerbe retweeted the tweet, claiming, “Who [doens’t] want to be at the hot s**t.  Tank fights resemble the Tyson fights back in the day, and the Floyd fights.” He went on to claim that rappers, pop artists, actresses/actors, models, ball players, hustlers, the fly ladies & the fly guys – all high-profile celebrities attend Davis’ fights. 

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest Boxing stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

It’s also worth mentioning that Floyd, Tyson, and Davis have produced the biggest money-making fights. Tyson’s clash against Lennox Lewis in 2002 collected $106.9 million. Floyd’s showdown against Manny Pacquiao produced over $600 million, and of course, Tank’s $119 million against Garcia. Undeniably, there are similarities between the three fighters, but when is Davis fighting next? In case it’s Devin Haney, here’s who Floyd’s former protege thinks will win!

Floyd’s Former Pupil Declares Shocking Winner 

Yesterday, Mill City Boxing got a hold of Maurice Lee, Floyd’s former protege and starfighter in the welterweight division. Having witnessed a sparring match between Haney and Davis, Lee had the answer to who he believed would win if the fight ever happened. He began by suggesting, “It seems like ‘Tank’ doesn’t want to make the fight. I don’t know why ‘Tank’ ain’t hoped on the fight.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Lee even revealed that he was present during the sparring match between them, claiming, “The sparring I had seen at the Mayweather gym, I would say Devin’s got the best of him.” When asked if Haney can mirror the results during a fight on the world stage, Lee agreed. “Devin is a really smart boxer skill-wise. So, I think he can outbox Tank,” said Lee.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While a potential fight between Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis hangs in the balance, Leonard Ellerbe lauds Davis’ ability to match Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather’s selling power. Do you agree with Ellerbe’s statement? Do you think Haney can beat Davis in a fight? 

Watch This Story: Gervonta Davis Makes Bold Remarks on Mike Tyson Comparison

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Sudeep Sinha

796Articles

One take at a time

The first time boxing captured my attention, it was because of a line I heard in the film 'Rocky Balboa', a film surrounding boxing. The line went like this, "But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
Show More>

Edited by:

Snigdhaa Jaiswal

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today