Gervonta Davis and Eddie Hearn continue to go back and forth after the promoter’s interest in signing the fighter was shot down.
‘Tank’ recently shared a private email conversation with the financial details of an offer from Hearn, publicly declining it and claiming it wasn’t anything special.
If it was clear then that the pair were unlikely to work together, it seemed crystal last week when Davis took issue with the promoter’s assessment of him as a fighter.
After Davis stopped Hector Luis Garcia in Washington DC, clearing the way for a huge fight with Ryan Garcia in April, Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show that he was a ‘bad motherf**ker.’
“Gervonta’s a very exciting fighter, he’s also an outstanding fighter. I wanted to know if he got through and progressed the Ryan Garcia fight and see how his head might be after everything had happened.”
“The dangerous thing about Gervonta Davis, he’s not a deep thinker. He’s not an articulate young man. He’s a bad kid. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. He’s a bad mother****** . Just like Mike Tyson, some of these other greats were. And that makes them dangerous because they’re fearless, you can’t get into his head.”
Whilst Hearn was clearly complimenting ‘Tank’ in saying he was dangerous and even comparing him to a young Mike Tyson, the knockout artist from Baltimore took issue with being called ‘not a deep thinker’ and ‘not articulate.’
Now, the promoter has shared a throwback picture of the pair in what seems to be an attempt to bury the bad feelings. Rather than reminiscing, Davis messaged privately asking for an explanation on the ‘deep thinker’ comments.
Well, privately until he posted the conversation for the public to see.
The conversation is more Hearn explaining than anything else, and it’s not entirely clear what Davis is trying to achieve by posting it.
Regardless of his intentions, it seems the the hatchet isn’t yet buried.