Hearn: Mayweather Nixed Offer For Davis-Farmer
Eddie Hearn has been in bridge building mode this year, as the promoter looks to expand his operations in to the United States following his deal with DAZN.
While Hearn was able to make a deal with rival Frank Warren for a fight between Warren’s charge WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders and Demetrius Andrade, Hearn’s new signing, other promoters seem less amenable.
Last week Hearn announced a deal where he and Lou DiBella would co-promote Tevin Farmer and told Boxing Scene that promoter politics and rivalries don’t bring revenue.
“Everybody talks about rivalry and politics,” Hearn told BoxingScene.com. “It gets to a point where the money is good where people don’t give a s**t about rivalry and politics. You have to act in the best interest of your fighter. Lou Dibella and Tevin Farmer received life changing money to fight big fights.”
While he was able to bridge gaps with DiBella and Warren, it seems that Mayweather Promotions wasn’t open to working on a Farmer-Gervonta Davis showdown.
There’s super fights to be made and we have Farmer and a piece of the jigsaw,” Hearn said in an interview. “Now we have to get the other pieces. Gervonta Davis, he’ll be desperate for that fight. We can pay him more money than anyone else can.”
“We’ve already made a huge offer for Davis to Mayweather Promotions and for some reason they turned it down and didn’t want to do that. The public demand will say you have to make this unification. Of course, he’s going to want the fight, it’s a good fight, a lot of trash talking and it’s a unification.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene