By Max Schramm: Ryan Garcia referred to as out Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis final Sunday night time after his win over Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz. Ryan (21-0, 18 KOs) let his followers know on social media that Floyd Mayweather Jr. can’t shield Tank Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) without end.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe was dismissive when he was requested about the potential of placing collectively fights between Tank Davis and Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney in 2022. Ellerbe’s reply to that query is that these weren’t huge fights.
He then mentioned that Tank will proceed to be out in huge fights, which was an uncommon reply as a result of he’s but to be in ANY huge fights throughout his eight-year skilled profession.
a combat choice
Followers are beginning to catch on with the best way Tank is being matched by his promoters that they’re ensuring that they maintain him out of hurt’s manner of the highest 135 and 140-pound fighters.
You may’t blame Mayweather and his promotional firm for being selective about who they match Tank towards as a result of he’s making good cash preventing opposition that basically could be rolled over by most if not all the highest 5 of the 135 and 140-lb weight lessons.
Tank’s final 4 opponents:
Leo Santa Cruz
None of these fighters will be thought-about ‘huge fights” as a result of they weren’t elite-level guys. Though Gamboa and Santa Cruz have been elite fighters of their primes, by the point Tank Davis fought them, they have been lengthy within the tooth.
“Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia have been on the verge of a deal final yr earlier than Ryan pursued the Manny Pacquiao occasion. Turned out the funding actually wasn’t there. By the point Garcia’s group returned to the prospect of Tank, Davis moved on to the Barrios bout,” mentioned @MikeCoppinger on WHY the Tank Davis vs. Ryan Garcia combat didn’t occur in 2020.
Tank dismisses Ryan Garcia combat choice
Mayweather: “This child, Ryan Garcia. Tank bought his followers from kicking a**. Ryan Garcia bought his followers from YouTube. There’s a distinction. So, do you need to be a YouTuber, or do you need to be a fighter? Tank is a fighter.”
Tank Davis: “Yeah, Instagram fighter [Ryan Garcia]. We don’t fear about him. YouTuber, yeah. He’s a reasonably woman, that’s what he’s. He’s simply speaking.”
Ryan Garcia: “By no means provided me something, typical Mayweather video games. I do know you wish to beat on “fairly women” however this one going to beat your ass again,” mentioned Ryan Garcia.
Everyone knows Luke Campbell is healthier than all of Tank’s opposition, Tank can’t beat me he is aware of that and Mayweather is aware of that. I’m too quick and I bought an excessive amount of accuracy, come on, Mayweather you may’t shield him without end.”
Mayweather Promotions CEO hints at Tank’s future
Leonard Ellerbe: “Properly, any combat that Tank fights in is an enormous combat,” Ellerbe mentioned when requested about the potential of Gervonta going through Ryan Garcia or Devin Haney in 2022. “No disrespect however the guys that you just say are the large fights, they’re NOT huge fights.
“He [Gervonta] confirmed you once more tonight, come out West [to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California] and one other sellout. There are ranges to what he’s doing, however once more we’re [Tank] are going to maintain preventing the highest guys on the market.
“Everybody has bought to maintain leveling up,” mentioned Ellerbe in sounding like he’s speaking code for Tank persevering with to be matched towards no names, outdated guys, and secondary champions.
“I’d like to see Tank combat the largest names on the market, and whoever continues to show themselves. However the guys who they are saying are the perfect guys on the market like, for example, I feel Issac Cruz is healthier than a number of the guys that you just’re speaking about.
“Simply because he doesn’t have an enormous identify. How do you suppose he [Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz] would have carried out towards Ryan Garcia, for instance, tonight? There you go.
“However to reply your query, regardless of the followers need, we’re going to provide them, however we’re going to try this on OUR phrases and I’m going to proceed to say that. On OUR phrases.
“We’re not going to go on the market and overpay a fighter simply because y’all say he’s an enormous identify fighter. It doesn’t work like that. The enterprise doesn’t work like that. We’re not within the enterprise of f**** off cash like a few of these different promoters,” mentioned Ellerbe.
While you dissect what Ellerbe is saying, it seems that he’s speaking in code that may solely be deciphered to imply that Tank Davis WON’T be matched towards any of the 4 Kings within the light-weight division in 2022.