By Brian Webber: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis revealed last night that he is no longer signing to anyone. Three-time world champion Tank (27-0, 25 KOs) has made it clear that he wants to take his “talent” to another promoter.
If Tank, 27, is indeed a promoter, you can imagine the interest of promoters from Matchroom Boxing, Top Rank, and Golden Boy Promotions.
“I didn’t sign for them anymore, so I can’t talk about them” said Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on Twitter, making it clear that he is a free agent.
“I need to take my skills elsewhere. Yes, they are playing.”
If Eddie Hearn can get a chance to join the Tank, it will be interesting to see what kind of fights he can make. Being with Hearn will definitely make it easier for Tank Davis to fight Ryan Garciawhile fighting on this network on DAZN.
It would be better in the long run for Tank to sign with a promoter that works with ESPN because that would give him more options.
Currently, Top Rank has Devin Haney, Shakur Stevenson, and Vasyl Lomachenko signed with them. It is unclear whether Tank wants to fight any or all of these fighters. But if he wants to be the #1 guy in the 135-lb division and make a ton of money in the process, it would be in Tank’s best interest to fight Haney, Stevenson, and Lomachenko.
If Tank is going to stay with Mayweather Promotions, there is a question mark if he will fight one of these three fighters, apart from proving that he is the best in the division.
Tank was signed with Mayweather Promotions, and interestingly, he became a star under their watch without fighting any of the top fighters.
Until now, probably the biggest name on Tank’s resume over his nine years of professional development is Leo Santa Cruz. Other former world champions Tank Davis has fought are from this list:
- Mario Barrios
- Yuriorkis Gamboa
- Hugo Ruiz
You can imagine how much less successful Baltimore superstar Gervonta would have been if he had fought some of the biggest names in the last nine years instead of less popular fighters.
With boxing, it’s important to tag a fighter with a promoter who has all the top fighters signed in a particular weight class because it makes it easier to put the fight together.