Eddie Hearn has responded to Gervonta Davis publicly sharing – and declining – his promotional offer for over $10 million.
Davis, who recently admitted to his controversial tweets being a product of his training camps, made headlines when he posted and swiftly deleted an email from Eddie Hearn which detailed an offer to stage a super fight with fellow undefeated star, Ryan Garcia.
‘Tank’ also questioned why the Matchroom Sport Chairman wasn’t banned from his duties as a promoter following the Conor Benn doping saga.
Hearn, who said he had always got on with ‘tremendous fighter’ Davis, gave his side of the story to Boxing Social.
“It was a bit weird. I’ve spoke to Gervonta a lot over the last couple of weeks. He was going to come out to the Abu Dhabi event. I said that we had an offer for him, he asked us to make that offer. I spoke to Eric Gomez and told them that we’d be making that offer, because obviously he has Ryan Garcia and I wanted to let him know.”
“We made him an offer, which was a tremendous offer. It was an offer that would be funded by Matchroom with our broadcast partners obviously onboard to air that fight.”
As for the leaking and response, the promoter, whilst disappointed, didn’t seem concerned.
“Disappointed that he put it all over social media, but don’t really care. I mean there’s nothing to hide in the offer. It’s a private and confidential offer but that doesn’t really mean a lot these days.”
“He said he’s getting paid a lot more than a $10 million minimum guarantee – if he is congratulations and we’ll wish him all the best.”
Davis will return to the ring on January 7 to face Hector Luis Garcia. If he wins, he’ll move straight into camp for another Garcia – Ryan – for their pencilled in April 15 date in Las Vegas.