By Eric Flaherty: Regis Prograis tore into Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis following his eleventh spherical TKO win over WBA ‘common’ gentle welterweight champion Mario Barrios final Saturday night time.
The previous WBA 140-lb champion Prograis (26-1, 22 KOs) warned Tank (25-0, 24 KOs) to “by no means” point out his identify once more as a result of he’ll “smash” him within the mouth if he does.
Prograis added that Tank Davis’ promoters Floyd Mayweather Jr and Leonard Ellerbe would by no means let him take the battle, which is identical factor that Teofimo Lopez Sr. mentioned.
Usually, you’d dismiss what Prograis is saying about Mayweather Promotions not ever permitting Gervonta to battle him as hyperbole, however on this case, it’s legitimate.
On the Davis-Barrios post-fight press convention final Saturday, Mayweather shockingly revealed that Tank will solely be preventing “in-house” fights towards Mayweather Promotions and PBC fighters and that they don’t wish to assist make one other “firm nice” by permitting Tank to battle considered one of their guys.
“We hold every little thing in-house, Mayweather Promotions, PBC, we’re all one household,” mentioned Mayweather when requested what route Gervonta will go in for his subsequent battle.
“We’re not going to go make one other firm nice. We [Mayweather Promotions and PBC] have loads of different fighters at 140, 135, and 130 that we’re [Tank Davis] going to proceed to battle.”
What Mayweather Jr is saying is that Tank Davis will successfully be sectioned off from the opposite prime fighters from different promotional corporations.
It’s sort of like how there was two soccer leagues within the U.S, the AFL and the NFL. The 2 had been separate till merging in 1966.
However within the case of Tank Davis, Mayweather appears to have no real interest in permitting him to battle prime guys below a distinct promotional banner.
By holding Tank away from preventing the highest fighters which might be with completely different promoters, it will increase the possibilities that he’ll hold successful for a very long time.
In principle, Tank might end his profession with an unbeaten file if he’s solely preventing the Mayweather Promotions and PBC steady fighters.
Clearly, Regis Prograis is out of luck for a battle towards Tank Davis, as is Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, and the opposite prime guys within the different weight lessons.
Prograis warns Tank Davis
“I noticed the identical battle, good battle, Tank, stable opponent, however he ain’t me,” mentioned Regis Prograis on social media reacting to Gervonta Davis’ win over Barrios final Saturday night time.
“Don’t you ever say my identify once more as a result of I assure I’ll smash your mouth, and I assure Floyd [Mayweather Jr], Leonard Ellerbe, and none of them goes to allow you to near me. So don’t say my identify ever once more as a result of I’ll knock you f*** out, little boy,” mentioned Prograis.
“He fought his a** off; he was in a troublesome battle, his first one,” mentioned Adrien Broner to Fighthub TV on Tank Davis’ win over Barrios.
As many issues that Tank Davis had towards Barrios, Mayweather Promotions possible wouldn’t enable him to battle Prograis even when the 2 had been below the identical promotional banner.
Tank is just too small and flawed at 140 for him to be put in with a fighter as gifted as Prograis, and it seems that Mayweather sees this.
If Prograis was one other Barrios or Yuriorkis Gamboa sort of fighter, he might need an opportunity to battle towards Tank Davis if he had a world title.
Teofimo Sr says Tank will “NEVER” battle us
“Bro, this man is righting for normal belts. We [Teofimo Lopez] have gotten the principle belts,” mentioned Teofimo Lopez Sr. to Fighthype in reacting to Gervonta’s win over WBA secondary 140-lb champion Mario Barrios.
“Floyd Mayweather and the TMT firm and all these mom f**** have gotten to cease that s*** and cease mendacity to the general public about being prime canines after we bought the true belts, mom f****.
“We’ll [Teofimo] knock this mom f**** [Tank Davis] out in lower than 4 rounds, bro. Hear, there’s a recreation gimmick to this boxing s***, and I do know all about it.
“That f**** uppercut that he [Gervonta] throws, he’s by no means going to catch my son with that s***. We bought a mode known as ‘The Pyramid’ the place we will contact you, however you possibly can’t contact us.
“That’s what I bought to say, and Tank is useless meat to us. They comprehend it. They’re by no means going to battle us, bro. ‘Oh, no, Tank wants one other battle earlier than we battle Lopez.’ Get the f*** out of right here, bro,” mentioned Teofimo Sr about Davis.
The remark Mayweather Jr made on Saturday night time about Gervonta solely preventing in-house guys at Mayweather Promotions, and PBC would preclude the opportunity of Prograis getting a battle towards Tank.
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