Floyd Mayweather Dismisses Putting Gervonta Davis On Streaming Platform
Floyd Mayweather has dismissed the idea of putting Gervonta Davis on a sports streaming service.
Mayweather is considered to be Davis’ mentor. “Tank” competes under Mayweather Promotions and is often seen fighting on Showtime. He recently made his PPV debut as a headliner on October 31. Davis captured the WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight Championship with a one-punch knockout win over Leo Santa Cruz.
Mayweather has been pushing Davis to become a PPV star. While many believe we are now in the era of live streaming, “Money” still believes in the PPV model for his fighters. Here’s what he told NFL legend, Shannon Sharpe, on Club Shay Shay (h/t World Boxing News).
“As a promoter, I know what fighters want because I have been on both ends. I was a fighter, so I know what you are looking for, and I know how you need to be promoted. Right now, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is the most exciting fighter in the sport of boxing. I also have another fighter called Rolly (Rolando Romero), and he’s 11-0. He’s going to fight for the world title, and he’s a heavy hitter. Very, very exciting. My job is to put these guys in a position to make a lot of money and to entertain. I never watch DAZN because it’s on an app (like ESPN+) on the phone. I believe in putting fighters on television – old school. We believe in putting fighters on Showtime, FOX, or pay-per-view. We are going to continue to take these fighters to the next level.”
There are plenty of high-level fighters who compete on live streaming services such as DAZN and ESPN+. One of those fighters is Ryan Garcia, who has been angling for a fight with Davis. Garcia is signed with Golden Boy Promotions and his fights are usually aired live on DAZN.