Hearn Blasts Mayweather For Holding Davis Down
Eddie Hearn wants Gervonta Davis as a cornerstone of the deal he’s built with DAZN, but Davis’ promoter Floyd Mayweather seems to keep standing in the way.
Hearn, who was the initial promoter to join DAZN’s latest streaming service, claimed an offer to Mayweather to co-promote the Baltimore native that would make Davis “three times more” than he was currently making.
“I’ve made Mayweather Promotions offers to co-promote Gervonta Davis – to get him now, to get him loads of money,” Hearn told a group of reporters following Demetrius Andrade’s win on Saturday night. “And they’re not really interested in that. And the next thing is I’m trying to move toward the Tevin Farmer fight.
“I think Tank would fight Farmer like that, you know? But it’s just like they don’t wanna let him. But how can you hold someone back from taking a deal that’s like three times more money than you’re making? And it will keep you active, boxing three, four times a year.”
While Davis would get more exposure under his current deal with Mayweather Promotions/Premier Boxing Champions via their deal with Showtime, the current WBA super featherweight champion has only fought once this year and has actively campaigned for more fights.
“Tank’s a brilliant fighter,” Hearn said. “Great style, exciting. Should be boxing four times a year. What is he, 24, something like that? He should be a superstar.”
Davis’ only 2018 showcase was a third round decimation of Jesus Cuellar on April 21st at Barclays Center, since then Davis has been outspoken of his issues with Mayweather on Twitter. The Baltimore native has claimed jealousy by Mayweather has hindered his growth as a boxer and taken some opportunities away.
“It’s not for me to comment,” Hearn said of his assessment of Mayweather’s relationship with fighters, “but I ain’t seen many happy ones.”