By Allan Fox: Leonard Ellerbe of Mayweather Promotions says he’s not sure when or if Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis will combat once more this yr.
Ellerbe states that Tank’s subsequent combat will make a “huge splash” when it occurs, and he received’t be “taking no pay lower,” which is difficult to consider, contemplating his final combat was towards the social media/boxer Ryan Garcia final April.
That combat introduced in a variety of PPV buys, seemingly because of Ryan’s 11 million Instagram followers. Tank by no means did huge numbers on PPV earlier than that combat, so you must attribute the success of that occasion to the influencer Ryan Garcia’s ton of followers on social media.
Ellerbe made it clear that the opposition followers wish to see Gervonta; he’ll face them on his timeline, not there’s, which implies when matches have marinated lengthy sufficient.
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After all, that additionally might imply that Tank received’t combat the highest guys in any respect as a result of he’s been within the sport for a very long time, and he’s by no means fought anybody but apart from social media boxer Ryan Garcia.
The opposite guys Tank has fought throughout his profession have been a mixture of washed smaller fighters, paper champions, and fringe-level fighters.
Gervonta has by no means fought the top-level fighters that followers needed to see him face, like Teofimo Lopez, Shakur Stevenson, Devin Haney, or Vasily Lomachenko [before he got old]. Rhyan Garcia doesn’t depend as a result of he’s not true prime degree. He’s only a social media boxer.
Tank just lately acquired out of jail after violating the phrases of his 90-day house detention. Earlier than going to jail, Gervonta (29-0, 27 KOs) had bought a $3.4 million penthouse house. He was speculated to have stayed at this coach Calvin Ford’s house through the house detention.
“When Tank is able to come again out, he going to make that huge splash like he at all times does,” stated Leonard Ellerbe toFighthype when requested if Tank Davis will probably be combating quickly.
If Tank faces Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz in a rematch subsequent, which is what many boxing followers anticipate, it received’t make a “huge splash” like Ellerbe says it should. That combat will usher in a tiny quantity of PPV buys as a result of it’s a pointless rematch, as Cruz has been taking up mushy opposition since his loss to Gervonta in 2021.
If Cruz had agreed to combat Shakur and overwhelmed him, then a rematch with Tank would make sense, however he’s failed to try this.
“Tank will combat whoever he needs to combat as a result of he’s that huge, and it doesn’t must be for a belt. I can say that as a result of he’s that man,” stated Ellerbe. “He’s going to get these guys that they [the fans] need. He’s going to get these guys.
“That is prize-fighting. Tank Davis isn’t going to be taking no paycut for something. He’s the boss. Tank is that dude,” stated Ellerbe.