By: Sean Cross
With a January fight on the way and a big fight with Ryan Garcia on the horizon, Gervonta Davis has made it clear that he is not with Mayweather Promotions. “Big love to Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, Floyd Mayweather, all the guys,” Davis said at a press conference Monday to promote his fight against Hector Garcia next month. “I certainly appreciate them. I am doing my own work now. The split between the legendary Mayweather and the red-hot Davis isn’t that surprising to those who follow the fight game. In fact, Davis seemed unhappy with his promotion exit for some time.
“Floyd’s doing it,” Davis said, indicating that Mayweather is more concerned with Mayweather than his defensive career. “He’s always like that. You know what I mean?” However, Davis made it clear that he doesn’t blame his former mentor for focusing on other things besides his career. “I’ve got to focus on what I can focus on,” the 27-0 fighter said. “He’s done what he has to do now. I won’t lie. If I had done what he did in the sport, I would have done the same. I don’t blame him for staying with himself.
Ironically, Davis says people often make a big deal out of his tweets, which are basically a way for him to let off some of the internal steam he’s been building up in the fighter’s life. “A lot of people think I’m angry when I tweet, but I’m just saying it. I’m tweeting because I’m camping. I am angry. “If I wasn’t in camp, I wouldn’t be tweeting.” Certainly, Davis’ tweets generate a lot of attention, as well as good speculation. But on Monday, Davis appeared eager to clear things up.
“I’m not saying we can’t work together in the future, but I’m trying to put my own pants on,” he said of Mayweather Promotions. It seems clear at this point that Davis, now 28, only wants to be seen as Mayweather’s protégé. The man has stopped all but two of his opponents by distance, holds world titles in various weight divisions and has yet to lose a single fight. With a legitimate superfight reportedly lined up with Ryan Garcia, the fighter known as “The Tank” clearly feels Mayweather is in a good enough position to roll into the fight with a team behind him.