Tank Davis comments on Kambosos vs. Haney fight on June 5th: “Still won’t get paid as much as me”
By Sean Jones: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis reacted with bitterness about the announced undisputed lightweight fight between George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney for June 5th, saying that they won’t get paid as much as him.
You can perfectly understand why WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Tank David (26-0, 24 KOs) is sounding a little resentful about the news of the Kambosos-Haney fight.
The attention the contest is getting from fans has far surpassed Gervonta’s next fight against fellow Mayweather Promotions fighter Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero for their bout on May 28th on Showtime PPV at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Tank didn’t choose Rolly (14-0, 12 KOs) That was done by his promoters at Mayweather Promotions, and he doesn’t seem happy about it.
So while WBC lightweight champion gets the opportunity to fight four-belt champion Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) for the undisputed 135-lb championship, Tank is left with a title defense of his secondary WBA belt against Rolly.
Last week, Tank revealed on Twitter that his fight with Rolly will be his last with Mayweather Promotions.
“My contract up that’s why they want me to fight this clown so bad,” said Tank Davis on social media.
Leaving Mayweather Promotions could potentially open the door for the former three-division world champion Gervonta Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) to get the high-profile fights that he’s seeing other top lightweights getting, but he’s going to need to sign with the right promoter.
If Tank signs with the wrong promoter, he’ll be just as isolated and sectioned off as he’s been for the last nine years of his career.
Despite being in the pro ranks for nearly a decade, the Baltimore native Davis still hasn’t had what you can call a career-defining fight.
It makes you wonder why Mayweather Promotions chose not to match Tank against the elite fighters.
“Both of them together still won’t get paid as much as me, but will be paying out more than me though,” said Gervonta Davis on Twitter reacting to the news of the Kambosos vs. Haney fight on June 5th.
May 28th, NEW YORK BARCLAYS CENTER 🔥🔥🔥
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) March 27, 2022
Kambosos critical of Tank’s fight with Rolly
“That’s not even a big fight,” said George Kambosos to Fighthype in reacting to Tank Davis vs. Rolly Romero fight on May 28th.
“Tank should get rid of him really quick, real early. He’s like a sacrificial lamb. Tank will destroy him and you’ll never hear of this kid again,” said Kambosos about Rolly.
Rolly would likely KO Kambosos because the guy can punch as good if not better than Teofimo Lopez, and he has far better stamina. The only reason Kambosos beat Teofimo is that the New Yorker gassed out in the championship rounds.
If Rolly chooses to continue fighting at 135 after his match against Tank, he won’t disappear.
Unfortunately, if Mayweather Promotions isolates Rolly, choosing not to match him against fighters from other promotional companies, he’s going to miss out on a lot of big fights in the same way Tank has.
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