On Wednesday, Gervonta “Tank” Davis tweeted Floyd Mayweather Jr., the head of Mayweather Promotions, to inquire as to the timing of the delivery of his “termination papers.”
It’s unclear why Tank Davis (27-0, 25 KOs), whose contract with Mayweather Promotions has already ended, would need to receive his termination papers.
It’s not the same as when you’re ending after a contract ends. Tank’s request for his “termination papers” from Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe shows that he is still receiving support from them.
Why would Mayweather need to confirm that Tank’s contract had ended if it already had? Why would Floyd send Tank his “termination papers” if Tank is still under contract with him and is about to compete in his biggest career fight against Ryan Garcia next year?
Tank will make a lot of money for himself and his promoters next year, so you should really keep him around for that fight till his contract expires.
deleted tweets from Gervonta Davis to Leonard Ellerbe and Floyd Mayweather pic.twitter.com/anriZnixaX
November 24, 2022 — Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn)
Did Tank cancel the agreement and request confirmation that he is no longer employed with Mayweather Promotions? It’s unclear what Tank meant when he requested Floyd hand up his “termination papers.”
It is obvious that Gervonta wants to separate from Mayweather so he can pursue his own goals, whether they include working with a different promoter or self-promotion. Tank’s bouts would probably still be shown on Showtime even without Mayweather Promotions, and he would still advertise himself.
Al Haymon and PBC are presumably still advising Gervonta, and they are providing him with the knowledge he needs to advance in his profession.
Even without Mayweather Promotions, Gervonta will continue to draw a lot of attention for his bouts due to his fame at this time. When you reach Tank’s level, you no longer need a promotion, unlike other fighters who are less well-known.
The WBA “regular” lightweight champion Tank recently declared that his contract with Mayweather Promotions had expired after his May 2018 bout with Rolando “Rolly” Romero.
Tank’s contract with Mayweather hasn’t ended, so why would they let him go? It’s not like Floyd has another well-known boxer who can replace Tank and earn the money he was.