Gervonta Davis’ bizarre relationship with Floyd Mayweather took another turn this week, when the star posted – and swiftly deleted – a tweet in which he called for his promoters to officially release him.
Davis, who has recently agreed terms for a mega fight with Ryan Garcia, has had a fractured relationship with the former champion and Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, and the American’s social media post would seem to imply things are at a low point currently.
Gervonta Davis' deleted tweet to Floyd Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe… pic.twitter.com/anriZnixaX
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 24, 2022
Davis’ promotional situation has always been a hot topic, with Eddie Hearn teasing in various interviews he would love to work with the 28-year-old.
And it appears the Matchroom boss may get an opportunity to do so, as a text circulated around boxing circles that stated ‘Tank’ would no longer be affiliated to either Mayweather or Ellerbe.
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) November 24, 2022
Davis subsequently came out and claimed he had no knowledge of the text or who the sender was. However, given the deleted tweet as well as his tumultuous relationship with Mayweather Promotions, observers believe this is unlikely to be true.
Davis is due to have a tune up fight against Hector Luis Garcia on the 7th of January, and the super fight to follow is reportedly set for Las Vegas on April 15th at a catchweight of 136lb. Garcia has since confirmed he will also fight beforehand, with an opponent yet to be confirmed.
A fight between Davis and Garcia is one of the biggest to be made in the sport, so fans will be hoping and praying that the apparent fall out between Davis and Mayweather Promotions will not stand in the way.