Twitter Blasts Floyd Mayweather for Holding Back Gervonta Davis’ Career

Published 06/29/2021, 5:30 PM 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)


Three-division world champion Gervonta Davis might make it to the P4P list soon. He has staged his 25 pro win and 24 stoppage as an undefeated professional boxer against Mario Barrios this past week. While the situation now demands him to go against the top-tier champions of other promotions, Floyd Mayweather has expressed his disapproval of the idea.

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After Davis’ win against Barrios, Mayweather clarified that he is only willing to stage matchups from PBC and Mayweather Promotions for ‘Tank’. So, it would block the 26-year-old from facing fighters at Top Rank, Matchroom, and several other leading promotions.

Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather has also justified the decision by stating that he doesn’t want other companies to gain profit from Gervonta Davis’ name, as he cities PBC and his own promotions to have enough boxers available for competition. However, fans didn’t seem to prefer the idea. They hit back at the five-division champion and accused him of hampering Gervonta Davis’ career. Here’s a look at the tweets.

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Despite all the criticism, Mayweather seems confident about turning Gervonta Davis into one of his successors in the boxing world. Hence, ‘Tank’ seems to have a bright future with several million-dollar paydays on board. Besides, Mayweather is a mastermind who can continue cheery picking opponents for Davis.

So, the three-division champion may not hesitate in keeping himself under Mayweather’s guidance. However, it may garner several criticisms from the fans, as it has already begun. From Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia to several other youngsters, many boxers have called out Davis in recent times. However, Mayweather will be spinning the final wheel from his side.

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As of now, ‘Tank’ doesn’t look likely to do a crossover with any other promotion. Irrespective of the fans’ opinion, Floyd Mayweather has separate plans for Gervonta Davis’ fighting future. It may continue to tout Davis as the invincible star of the era but fans would still want him to go against the absolute best fighters from other promotions.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather is taking the right steps for Gervonta Davis?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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