Ellerbe says “F*** Eddie Hearn” – Gervonta Davis laughs
By Dan Ambrose: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis’ promoter Leonard Ellerbe lost his cool during Monday during the press conference for Tank’s December 5th fight with challenger Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz when promoter Eddie Eddie Hearn’s name was brought up.
Ellerbe snapped at the media member, who wanted to know if Hearn had made an offer for Tank (25-0, 24 KOs) to face Devin Haney.
Instead of being calm and polite, Ellerbe shut down the question, reminding the media member that the press conference today was to promote Gervonta’s December 5th fight with Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz.
WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (26-0, 15 KOs) would have been an excellent replacement opponent to face Gervonta on the December 5th date at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Haney is a lot better known than Pitbull Cruz in the U.S and worldwide, and there would have been a lot of interest from boxing fans in a Tank-Haney fight.
Initially, Tank Davis was supposed to be fighting Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero on the December 5th date, but he was pulled from the card by Showtime after sexual assault allegations surfaced.
Leonard Ellerbe: “F*** Eddie Hearn. We’re here to talk about Isaac Cruz. We got a big pay-per-view fight on December the 5th,” said Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe when British promoter Eddie Hearn was brought up during Monday’s virtual press conference with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
Isaac Cruz: “It’s going to be up to him to show his potential superstar status in the ring but to me personally, he’s not an impossible mountain to climb and nothing impossible to dethrone either,” said Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz.
Gervonta Davis: “Beat anybody that’s in front of me. It could be anybody,” said Tank Davis when asked what’s his next fight if he successfully defends against Pitbull Cruz on December 5th.
“This is my job to beat whoever they put in front of me. I can’t say too much,” said Tank Davis.
Pitbull Cruz: “Of course, I always want to fight the best, and when that time may come,” said Pitbull Cruz. “Now we are training really hard to be up to that challenge. I understand that I’m swimming upstream.
“Many of the people that have prognosticated this fight consider me a clear underdog, but I’m ready to show that I can be up there in the marquee with all the stars that I want to join after I win this fight,” said Pitbull Cruz.
Tank Davis: “I’m excited to be in this position. I’m definitely grateful,” said Tank Davis. “I’m continuing to try and grow as a person and as a fighter and as a star. Each and every day I’m trying to improve.”
Tank vs. Pitbull Cruz will be shown on SHOWTIME PPV on December 5th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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