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Floyd Mayweather reacts to Tank Davis leaving Mayweather Promotions

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By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr had a positive message about his only star in his Mayweather Promotions stable, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, choosing to leave his company recently.

Mayweather gave himself credit for helping Tank Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) become a “multi-millionaire” when he was under his guidance as a fighter.

Some fans believe Floyd held the Baltimore native back by seemingly protecting him with his soft match-making, which saw Tank matched against lesser names and kept in the background for many of the years he was with Mayweather Promotions.

Instead of Tank Davis fighting the opposition like Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko, and George Kambosos Jr, he’s been matched against these guys in recent years:

  • Yuriorkis Gamboa
  • Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero
  • Leo Santa Cruz
  • Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz

What a pure waste of talent.  Tank Davis would be a much bigger star today if he’d been matched tougher by Mayweather Promotions during his career.

“I’ve always been respectful. There’s nothing like taking a kid that come from the same background as you and helping them and putting them in a position to become to become a multi-millionaire,” said Floyd Mayweather Jr to Earn Your Leisure when asked about his thoughts on superstar Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis leaving Mayweather Promotions.

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“If he feels he’s grown wings so he can fly and be his own boss, more power to him,” Mayweather continued about Tank Davis’  decision to depart his promotional company.

Mayweather doesn’t seem bitter about Tank leaving his company, but it’s got to hurt because he was the only star in his stable. Floyd has the money to sign the top talents, but for some reason, he hasn’t done that.

While it’s excellent that Tank is finally getting the fights that will make him a superstar against Ryan Garcia, it’s sad that he had to leave Floyd’s company before the fight could occur.

“You meet a young kid, and they want your autograph. I sign the autograph for them, and I tell them, ‘In a few years, when you get older, I’m going to work with you and make you a world champion someday.'”

If Tank Davis had been brought along against more challenging opposition by a promoter like Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing or Bob Arum of Top Rank, he could be the #1 star in the sport by now instead of behind fading stars like Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Joshua.


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