By Max Seitelman: Gervonta’ Tank’ Davis reportedly isn’t happy with his promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr suddenly taking an interest in training his rival Devin Haney, who is signed with Matchroom Boxing.
If this is a ploy by Mayweather to get Tank Davis to take his career more seriously, it could backfire on him. Instead of it motivating Tank, it might push him away, resulting in the Baltimore native moving on when his contract with Mayweather Promotions expires.
With that said, it’s possible that Tank would move on anyway. You can argue that Davis has outgrown the small Mayweather Promotions company and needs a more significant company now to guide his career.
WBA lightweight champion Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) responded said this week that he won’t be training in Las Vegas, Nevada now.
Tank Davis, 25, has taken some heat for twice missing weight for his fights against Yuriorkis Gamboa and Francisco Fonseca, as well as his new hobby of riding motorcycles. Some believe that Tank Davis lacks the dedication to train year-round.
On the flip side, Devin Haney trains all the time, and he’s dedicated. He’s also someone that Mayweather knows well because he’s been around his gym since he was a kid. At this point, it’s not looking good for Mayweather Promotions that Tank Davis will re-sign with them when his contract ends. Unless things turn around, Davis may elect to move on, which would be a considerable blow to Mayweather Promotions.
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