Hearn Tells Tank Davis To Ditch PBC To Get The Best Fights

Eddie Hearn wants Gervonta Davis to consider fighting away from PBC. 

Davis has not fought since his win over Ryan Garcia in April. He is a free agent, but Davis still aligns himself with Al Haymon. Talks over a fight with Devin Haney have failed so far. Hearn’s Instagram message to start a dialogue with Davis was knocked back. The boxer then blocked Bill Haney after he alleged Davis rejected a $20 million offer for the Haney fight. Hearn was frustrated with the obstacles since he had Haney and Garcia lined up as potential opponents.

“If I’m Tank Davis, I’m keeping myself nice and independent, and I’m looking at all the opportunities out there because the one time that Tank didn’t fight in-house, he made a fortune against Ryan Garcia. He can make a fortune against Devin Haney, Shakur Stevenson, Teofimo Lopez, and all non-in-house fights. Of course, PBC will do everything they can to make him fight in-house fights,” Hearn stated 

PBC has historically had poor relations with Matchroom. Following their Amazon Prime Video deal, the focus will be securing the biggest fights on that network. Since Davis is seen as the A-side, the boxer is willing to hold his ground. The Ryan Garcia fight showed that, as Garcia accepted the ten-pound rehydration clause rather than demanding the fight at 140. Davis generates much more than his opponents, which has placed him at an advantage in negotiations. But Deontay Wilder’s decision to fight on DAZN shows the value on offer by moving to other networks as the Anthony Joshua fight has been agreed. 

“Deontay Wilder’s fight [this Saturday] is on DAZN. It’s also on ESPN+ because DAZN is choosing to move in that way, and I think that’s really reassuring for a fighter that you’re not going to get isolated in just making fights with your platform and your roster. Now, if you’re Tank Davis, ‘Who am I going to fight?’ If I fight in-house, it’s probably going to have to be an Isaac Cruz rematch. That’s not going to do any business,”  Hearn stated

Davis’ desire to headline PBC’s first card on Amazon Prime Video has suffered a blow. He recently served jail time after he broke the conditions of his house arrest over a hit-and-run incident. The boxer was ordered to stay at his coach, Calvin Ford’s house, but he failed. That meant he served the remainder of his time in jail. After his release, he was put on three years probation. Now Davis revealed Judge Althea M. Handy is stopping him from training and seeing his family over the Christmas period. 

“The judge will not let go home to spend Christmas with my kids or to start training for camp. I completed everything that I was supposed to. This lady has something against me. I don’t know why,” Davis said

But the boxer has not let his troubles impact him. He returned to his home town of Baltimore to purchase the nine-house block in his childhood neighbourhood in Sandtown-Winchester. Davis’ GTD Development will renovate it, so community members can access affordable housing.

“I definitely want to thank everybody that was included and helped us make this happen. I feel as though when I was coming up, we didn’t have somebody to be hands-on with us,” Davis

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