Ellerbe Tells Shakur That Tank Is The A-Side, Will Davis Fight In 2023?

Leonard Ellerbe has responded to Shakur Stevenson’s comments about a potential fight between him and Gervonta Davis

Stevenson and Davis have been linked with a fight since both fighters are undefeated and in the same weight class. However, any fight so far has not been made, something which Stevenson was asked about. Shakur responded to the question by making it clear that he would not be able to dictate terms to Davis since the latter is the bigger name. 

“I’mma tell you the truth. I’m not Tank. He’s the big star. He’s the pay-per-view star. I can’t throw no offers to Tank. Who am I to throw an offer to the biggest star in boxing? What am I going to offer him? It don’t make sense. That would have to be on their part, on their team to want to do that.

“I want to do that. I would love that fight. I think that’s the best fight in boxing, if we speaking skills-wise. He’s not gonna tell y’all that because however he be thinking the way that he think. But me, truthfully, I think that’s the best fight in boxing and I want to prove to the world who I truly am,” Shakur

Those words were supported by Leonard Ellerbe, who doubled down on the belief that Davis was the cash cow of the division. Davis’ last fight with Ryan Garcia sold over $1.2 million pay-per-views, making it the highest-grossing event of the year. Garcia earned a reported $30 million, meaning that Davis would have commanded a higher figure by being the A-side.

“From the business standpoint, Shakur is right. Nobody can make Tank an offer. He’s the top dog, and he’s always going to be calling the shots because he’s the one generating the revenue, so his comment is correct,” Ellerbe

But when it came to his actual next steps, Ellerbe was unclear. The Mayweather Promotions CEO was unsure over whether Davis would fight this year, which is understandable since he has recently been released from prison for violating the terms of his house arrest. But once he was ready to make a comeback, Ellerbe saw Davis as the one capable of calling the shots moving forward. 

“When Tank is ready to come back out, he going to make that big splash like he always does,” Ellerbe

 

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