By Sam Volz: Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe fired back at promoter Bob Arum this week saying he wants Devin Haney to defend his lightweight championship against his WBC mandatory Vasyl Lomachenko next with the winner of the former champion’s fight. world of two groups. Shakur Stevenson.
Arum doesn’t expect Mayweather Promotions to contact him out of the blue to try and put Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in the equation for an unlikely championship. Tank is supposed to fight Ryan Garcia next, and who knows when that matchup will finally happen?
Arum wants to make Shakur Stevenson the next big star in the heavyweight division. If Mayweather Promotions is interested in putting their golden goose, Tank Davis, in the mix, they can always call up Arum. I’m not holding my breath, waiting for it to happen.
Tank has been busy fighting the likes of Isaac Cruz, Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Leo Santa Cruz in order to compete in the Undisputed Championship.
There’s no need for Ellerbe to be bitter now because there’s a good chance Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) will vacate his four heavyweight titles to avoid Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) moving down to 140. he won’t mind being a talented former three-division world champion.
If/when Haney relinquishes his 135-lb belt, Lomachenko will go after the WBC, possibly against Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, while the other belts are fought by Shakur Stevenson, Gustavo Lemos, and Michel Rivera.
Ellerbe pointed out that Arum is running things, and he won’t fight outside the home unless he has to.“win-win the current situation” for him.
It’s hard to ignore Ellerbe’s enthusiasm, as he can feel like someone on the outside looking in, knowing that the potential for his top flight Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis with Mayweather Promotions will never get a chance to fight for unusual competition because of how they handled the Baltimore natives so slowly.
Lomachenko and Haney have wanted to fight Tank Davis for years now with no luck, and now it’s to the point where they rarely mention it because it’s not going to happen.
This was the show and Arum was completely transparent. It’s amazing how some fans and the media run with every situation. Bob called all the pictures at Top Rank. Bob doesn’t fool around outside his house unless he’s in a winning mood. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/ngktc1U7KZ
— Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) October 22, 2022
If Mayweather Promotions is going to let Tank Davis fight quality opposition, they will try to set up a fight with Haney, Lomacchenko, or Shakur instead of Instagram/Youtube fighter Ryan Garcia.