Gervonta Davis takes aim at Floyd Mayweather

WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis has taken a swipe at former promoter and pound-for-pound legend Floyd Mayweather after the 50-0 icon has been embroiled in a few heated exchanges during the aftermath of Haney-Garcia, last weekend.

Davis and Mayweather partnered up in 2015 after ‘Tank’ had made an impressive start to his professional career and became IBF super-featherweight champion before got the opportunity to fight on the fabled Mayweather-McGregor undercard in 2017. Davis would lose his belt on the scales but managed to reclaim a 130lb title as he knocked out Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar for the WBA strap in his very next fight.

The rise of Gervonta Davis would continue as he made the jump to lightweight and became WBA [Regular] champion, defeating the likes of Leo Santa Cruz, Mario Barrios and Isaac Cruz, before Davis announced his split from Mayweather Promotions a few months after his knockout win over Rolando Romero.

Since then, Davis has fought twice, including a generational performance and career-best win against Ryan Garcia and he became the full WBA lightweight champion during his inactive spell since that contest.

Meanwhile, Ryan Garcia bounced back with a win over Oscar Duarte and last weekend he secured a shock upset win over Devin Haney, who went into the encounter as a huge favourite.

During the week that has followed, Mayweather has been seen arguing with Haney’s father Bill, offering to lend his son a helping hand, whilst Ryan Garcia has controversially claimed that Mayweather advised him to purposefully come into the bout overweight, giving him a huge physical advantage.

On social media, it appeared as though Gervonta Davis was fed up of the antics of his former promoter, labelling ‘Money’ Mayweather as a ‘hater’ and declaring that the 47-year-old is not permitted to leave Dubai at the moment.


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