Updated: Nov 26, 2022
Gervonta 'Tank' Davis tweeted Floyd Mayweather Jr, the owner of Mayweather Promotions, asking when he would be sending him his "termination papers."
It's unclear why Mayweather Promotions would need to send Tank Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) termination letters if his contract with them had already ended.
When a contract expires, the situation is different than when you terminate it. Tank's request for "termination papers" from Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe shows that he is still being pushed by them.
Gervonta clearly wants to be independent of Mayweather, whether with another promoter or to market himself. Tank's fights would most certainly continue to be televised on Showtime without Mayweather Promotions, and he would continue to promote himself.
Gervonta is most likely still being guided by Al Haymon and PBC, and he would be providing him with the information he requires to advance his career.
Gervonta is like a machine at this moment, and he'll continue to garner a lot of interest for his fights even without Mayweather Promotions. When you reach Tank's level, you don't need a promoter like the less popular fighters do.
Tank, the WBA'regular' lightweight champion, recently stated that his contract with Mayweather Promotions was over after his previous bout in May against the Mayweather-promoted fighter Rolando 'Rolly' Romero.
Why would Mayweather release Tank if his contract with them is still active? It's not like Floyd has another popular boxer who could step in and make the money that Tank is generating at the moment? What do you guys think of this messy situation. Let us know in the comments.