Leonard Ellerbe Avoids Discussing Tank Davis’ Potential Mayweather Promotions Departure
Leonard Ellerbe steered clear of answering questions on Wednesday about Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis leaving Mayweather Promotions after his fight this Saturday night against Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The Mayweather Productions CEO expertly avoided the question about Tank (26-0, 24 KOs) potentially leaving the company. He made sure to make it clear that his focus was on the Saturday night’s Davis vs. Romero event.
“My focus honestly is on Saturday night. I don’t think about anything else about making this event as big as possible, and it’s going to be huge,” said Leonard Ellerbe to FightHype.
“Rolly has got to be one of the biggest trash talkers in many years, probably since Ricardo Mayorga. It’s great for boxing because he’s a personality, but he can fight, and he’s very confident, very, very confident,” continued Ellerbe.
“I can’t say what Tank has got to worry for, but I know Rolly is an unorthodox fighter, and I know he’s gotten in the best shape of his life. I know it’s hard to prepare for an unorthodox style. The odds are coming down every single day. I know a lot of money is coming in on Rolly. This is boxing,”
Davis potentially leaving could come as a large blow to Mayweather Promotions. However, with Mayweather’s estimated net worth of $450 million, he’s got enough money to sign anyone in the sport, and he could easily find a replacement if necessary.
“I didn’t say I was leaving. I said my contract was up,” said Gervonta Davis to Secondsout in response to being asked why he would be departing from Mayweather Promotions.
When asked if there was a chance for him of re-signing with Mayweather Productions, Davis responded with, “Yeah.”
It could be possible that Davis is having second thoughts about leaving, or maybe he has already been given a new offer from Mayweather.