Gervonta Davis Is Leaving Mayweather Promotions
Gervonta Davis confirmed in an interview on “Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer” that he will leave Mayweather Promotions after his title defense against Rolando Romero on Saturday.
“It doesn’t necessarily have to be leaving Mayweather Promotions,” Davis said.
“It’s about just, you know, becoming that man to handle your own, you know, responsibility, your own priority. I feel as though it’s my career so I feel as though I need to be the one to control my career, you know what I mean. And it’s time. Everybody doesn’t need to have training wheels on them forever. It’s time to ride their own bike without training wheels.”
When Custer asked Davis to reconfirm if Saturday will be his last fight with Mayweather Promotions, Davis replied: “Yes sir.”
Davis has been rather open on his plans to leave the Floyd Mayweather-led promotion company.
In a deleted tweet from March, Davis replied to a Twitter user and said the reason why he’s fighting Romero is because his contract is up.
“That’s why they want me to fight this clown so bad,” he wrote.
Also in March, Mayweather responded to the speculations.
“Nothing lasts forever. I will always love Tank,” Mayweather said.
“I like him. Love him – look at him as a son. He has to do what’s best for him. I feel like I’ve done a great job thus far, building him and putting him in good fights, great fights. He’s steady growing, he’s steady learning. I’m proud of him.”
Davis met Mayweather during one of Adrien Broner’s training camps in the summer of 2015. Later that year, the Baltimore native signed with the promotion.
Since signing, the 27-year-old has amassed a huge social media following along with a lengthy undefeated streak. The untouched streak includes championships in three weight classes: the WBA regular lightweight title, WBA regular super lightweight title, IBF super featherweight title and the WBA Super super featherweight title twice.
Davis has been training in Miami ahead of Saturday’s fight. But in his previous three fights, he trained at Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas, according to Boxing Scene.